business models

Be The Band

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

Thanks to video games from Aerosmith and Miley Cyrus, you can leave behind your life as a mere music lover, and join the band instead.

Talk about brand engagement.

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Borders as a Social Medium

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

Borders has lost a hunk of its financing, suspended its dividend, and hired Merrill Lynch & Co. to "review its strategic alternatives."

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Action/Reaction

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

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While there was never such a thing as a free lunch, it seems that some customer-service innovations in business these days come not just as a benefit, but with a sometimes hidden cost.

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The 4 Kinds of 'Free'

by: David Armano

This is an updated to my original post since Chris Anderson added a "4th Free".

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Visualizing Chris Anderson's 'Free' Model

by: David Armano

Chris Anderson, author of the Long Tail, put out a call for help to visualize his "3 Kinds of Free" model. The above visual is what I've come up with. If you know Chris, can you give him a heads up? Of course, if the Long Tail is valid, he should be able to find this himself. :-)

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Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work - A Conversation with Lead Author of the Innovator's Guide to Growth

by: Idris Mootee

There’s no shortage of disruptive innovations out there and every start-up has a disruptive idea to create the next big thing. Lots of media play as it is an industry that will continue to attract disruptions due to its very nature. Just look at Joost and Vudu. Joost founded two years ago to provide a global TV distribution platform, melding content owners, advertisers, and users into a single community.

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Long Tail Business Models

by: Alexander Osterwalder

In today's blogpost I'm sharing a couple of reflections on long tail business models. It is be part of the upcoming book in a section that illustrates some popular management theories & concepts through the business model canvas.

Enjoy the slides:

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Business - Only Three Requirements

 by: Sigurd Rinde

Business is really not that complicated.

But we like to complicate things.

Sure if you have a gazillion SKUs, umpteen "markets" and 234,000 employees stuff can easily become muddled.

But in essence that big one is no different from the local mom and pop bakery. Really.

You need three things, clear and unambiguous, no less, no more and - in exactly this order. Did I mention in exactly this order?

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Big or Small, Market Leader or Niche Player?

by: Sigurd Rinde

Why not small company, agile and market leader?

Why must big turnover equal huge payroll?

Allow me:

When my colleague and I did one of our first LBOs many years ago (can manufacturer) we found a "tellers window" where the employees lined up for their brown envelopes with cash at payday.

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Redundant Hierarchies

by: Sigurd Rinde

Of all questions I get, this is my favourite : "Could we use thingamy to change the organisation?"

To which I enthusiastically answer: "But of course, thingamy can even replace the organisational hierarchy!"

The organisational hierarchy's purpose is to organise the processes, the work flows and distribute work orders one way and reports the other.

In other words, implement a structured use of resources, i.e. deliver the Business Model.

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