News is full of cool technologies like drones, blockchains or autonomous cars and their disruptive character. Traditional firms have switched to innovation mode and have now cool digital transformation units to use these new technologies. Everybody is happy. Great, isn’t it?Continue reading It’s the business model, stupid! A wake-up call for incumbents like Daimler
Or wait? Can this really work that easy?
How do entrepreneurs develop a business model that is highly scalable, unique, loved by customers, a money-making machine, disrupt an industry, be a unicorn and just work 4-hours per week? In this post, you find the golden keys to success. Guaranteed! Continue reading 14 Tips for Entrepreneurs to build a business model innovation
Business Modeling is often seen as process to rearrange the building blocks to an innovative business model. What people forget is that a business model is not just the building plan of your business but also should give answer to the question “Why should your business exist from a customer perspective?” So a business model is not just a building plan but also how you give meaning to your customers and your employees.Continue reading Steve Jobs on values in your business model
In recent posts, I looked at the right boxes to think in and the process to develop an innovative business model, it is now time to look at the people who are suppose to innovate the business model in large corporations. This seems to be a simple question and in large corporation there should be a person in charge and capable of execution.
But wait. Continue reading Who is in charge of business model innovation?
Normally, we do not use the blog for announcements, however we have two good news that we want to share with you. First, a workbook for startups was just released and second, we have teamed up with Orange Hills to form fluidminds Australia.Continue reading Book on Business Model Innovation
Volkswagen, the world’s second-biggest carmaker admitted that it has been dishonest with customers and regulators. It has installed a software in its cars that falsifies emissions data of its diesel cars. Unfortunately, it is a perfect example where the values promised to customers and the real behavior outright contradict. And because of the mismatch, Volkswagen is in a perfect storm.Continue reading We “totally screwed up”: Values and Behaviors in Volkswagen business model
One of the beauties of the business model thinking is that we learn to see a business totally different if we really apply stringent thinking and dissect a business into its building blocks. And one of the most important concepts is that the value proposition is not the product.
Why?Continue reading The offer is only one building block to fulfill the value proposition
Recently, I had an intensive discussion with David Siegel who just moved to Zurich. His big idea is business agility and he is so right since the missing part in business model innovation is the process moving from your current business model to a better future. He calls it business agility. We at fluidminds use Rethinking business and Entrepreneurial Design for the process.Continue reading The missing part for business model innovation: The process
What is innovation?
Innovation is a strange beast. Most people say innovation is about new technology or bringing new things to the market. Some might think of better processes.
Schumpeter went further and defined it as “The introduction of new goods (…), new methods of production (…), the opening of new markets (…), the conquest of new sources of supply (…) and the carrying out of a new organization of any industry”. (Source: Innovation Zen)Continue reading Innovation is about being different
Ever since we have the Internet everything is abundant. So many information at your fingertip, billions of webpages, millions of articles on Wikipedia, millions of articles at Amazon and other hundred of thousands of specialized ecommerce shops with even more articles. But is more choice always better?Continue reading The abundance of choice. A call for a fresh value proposition: The need for the right choice.