business models

Publishers, Update Your Business Model!

by: Alexander Osterwalder

Book publishers, I think your business model is expiring! If you don't update it now, you will suffer the same fate as the music industry: "cluelessness" of what to do to fight steeply declining revenues!

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Disrupting the Music Industry: Trent Raznor

by: Alexander Osterwalder

Many of you have seen my presentation "business models matter", which shows how the music industry has been slow to react to a changing industry landscape.

Here a video explanation by Mike Masnick from Techdirt of how an artist, Trent Raznor, is re-inventing business models for the music industry. Most interestingly: he shows how FREE can be the basis for earning substantial revenues...

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India's Best Business Innovation Idea Is a 120-Year Old Social Enterprise

by: Idris Mootee

It is probably fair to say that at least half of the Fortune 500s today are operating on an obsolete business model. Technology disruption and business model innovation have shortened the life of many once great firms. The financial crises simply accelerate the pace of destruction. There’s a lot of myth about business model transformation let alone the definition of a business model.

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The Future of Management Books

by: Alexander Osterwalder

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My 2009 Prediction on Social Media and Beyond - The Flight from Growth to Value

by: Karl Long

So what does Bernie Madoff’s Ponzie Scheme, the financial services industry, the housing market, and Facebook have in common? They all look(ed) very attractive as they were/are growing, in other words rapid growth can obscure real value, as long as there is continued growth.

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Apple iPod - Business Model Example Series: Issue 2

by: Alexander Osterwalder

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Why MLM Will Kill Twitter (Hint: because They Have a Business Model)

by: Karl Long

This post is the culmination of a long experiment with twitter and I have bad news for twitter, MLMs (multi level marketers) will kill it and so will anyone else with a business model that can extract value from exponentially growing network… so any blogger.

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Sacrificing the Sacred Cows

Giles makes the point that in these tough times companies have two choices - to innovate their way out of recession, or to retrench their way through it. He's right of-course, and I know which way I'd rather go.

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Google Book Search - First Issue of My New Business Model Innovation Example Series

by: Alexander Osterwalder

During my d"aily lecture of the Financial Times I usually put on my "business model glasses" when it comes to the business section. Every week there are some very exciting examples of business model innovation. I decided to not only share these examples in my workshops, but also on my blog - hence the new "business model innovation example series"...

Enjoy the first issue on a deal that Google struck last week:

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Do You Have a Business Model? Advertising Is Not a Business Model

by: Karl Long

First of all, what the hell is a business model anyway? As with many terms used in strategy and business it is often used in different ways and interpreted differently by different people. Lots of entrepreneurs and misguided bloggers will conflate advertising and business model, but this is a mistake. Advertising could be your “revenue model” but it is not your business model.

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