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Dialing Up the Volume on Strategic Innovation

Dialing Up the Volume on Strategic Innovation

By • on June 8, 2014

The Bloomberg website noted that as generations-old business models are upended by innovations in retail, financial services, bookselling, and a host of other industries, companies must continually adjust their strategic positioning to edge out rivals. But senior executives often find it difficult to conceptualize all the tweaking and retweaking

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Disrupting Your Business Model

Disrupting Your Business Model

By • on April 15, 2014

The RTOHQ website notes that in general there are three options for a disruptive and visionary game changer: First, develop your own disruptive business model. Second option, you develop further the existing business model in the current industry or in adjacent industries and categories. Third option,

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Catalyzing Innovation

Catalyzing Innovation

By • on April 12, 2014

The Liebertpub website published a case study of the journey that Coca-Cola, Ford, H.J. Heinz, Nike, and Procter & Gamble took in the formation and operation of the Plant PET Technology Collaborative (PTC). The technical complexity, investments required, and risks in advancing 100% bio-polyethylene

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How To Reinvent Your Business Model

How To Reinvent Your Business Model

By • on March 29, 2014

The Forbes website posted an article which stresses the importance of reinventing your business model. The article quotes Alex Osterwalder: “Every organization has a business model, but it’s relatively new that people need to make it explicit. It used to be that in one industry, you’d have

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Why It’s Time to Disrupt Old Business Models

Why It’s Time to Disrupt Old Business Models

By • on March 13, 2014

An article on the  GreenBiz website notes that it’s a hard sell to convince a CEO to change a business model based on threats or opportunities that have not yet materialized. Innovation, therefore, often remains piecemeal or incremental, rather than transformational, fundamental and system-wide.

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20 Business Model Innovations

20 Business Model Innovations

By • on February 20, 2014

The Eco-Business website noted that  the idea of business model innovation—that a company could launch a new business model never conceived of before, or transform an existing business model—has long captivated business leaders. And yet, executives are often held back by vested interests in their

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The Economics Of Open Source

The Economics Of Open Source

By • on February 15, 2014

An article on the Tech Crunch website reported that the success of technology companies using open source, and the apparent failure of open source is a head scratcher. Yet both are true, but not for the reasons some would have you believe. The success or failure of open source is not the software

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Soft Underbelly of Business Model Innovation

Soft Underbelly of Business Model Innovation

By • on February 5, 2014

The Center for Service Innovation website noted that in spite of more than a decade’s interest in business models and the innovation, their specific leadership and organization design challenges are only beginning to be understood. What is specific about these challenges is that top-management needs

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Amazon Innovates With Its Business Model

Amazon Innovates With Its Business Model

By • on January 23, 2014

The Wired website noted that the essence of business model innovation (BMI) is not a new concept. Indeed, creating disruptive new business models is at the heart of many entrepreneurial start-ups. However, in most large companies and corporations, business models take a back seat to brands. BMI should

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The Three Most Innovative Companies of 2013

The Three Most Innovative Companies of 2013

By • on January 4, 2014

The Harvard Business Review noted that research shows that business model innovation is the ticket to explosive growth. More than half of the relatively recent companies that made it onto the Fortune 500 before their 25th birthday—including Amazon, Starbucks, and AutoNation—were business model innovators.

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