Posts Tagged ‘mental models’

Slides from the course “Growth by business model innovation”

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The slides are from my last lecture I gave at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg in Germany.

Diversity and Mental Models

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Diversity in teams helps to overcome mental models that frame and impedes fresh thinking. The solving of a case study gives an interesting example who diversity helps.

I gave recently a lecture on business model innovation for managers of a large German corporation. During the session they had to prepare a case study on Bosch Power Tools.

Bosch Power Tools faced at the beginning of the Millennium a crisis. China entered the market, trade and no-brands gained markets share, Bosch’s share decreased, the market stagnated and the business was loss making. So the division faced the choice of ‘fix it, sell it, or close it‘. (more…)