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Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers Paperback – July 13, 2010
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Business Model Generation
'Business Model Generation' offers you powerful, simple, tested tools for understanding, designing, and implementing a new business model — or analyzing and renovating an old one.
Value Proposition Design
'Value Proposition Design' helps you tackle a core challenge of every business — creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. Using the same stunning visual format as Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the 'Value Proposition Canvas' a practical tool to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want.
The Big Pad of Business Model and Value Proposition Canvases
This supplement to the bestselling books, 'Business Model Generation' and 'Value Proposition Design', gives you more space to scribble, brainstorm, and move sticky notes—with 50 blank, extra-large, tear-out Business Model Canvases and 50 blank, extra-large, tear-out Value Proposition Canvases. The large format makes it easier to keep the creative ideas flowing, be inspired, and share your work with others.
Business Model You
Most of us lack a structured way to reinvent ourselves, even as changing workplace business models make professional and personal life more challenging than ever. 'Business Model You' is your guide to replacing career uncertainty with career confidence by using the single-page blueprint that's helped reinvent thousands of organizations worldwide.
|Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers||Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want||The Big Pad of 50 Blank Business Model Canvases and 50 Blank Value Proposition Canvases||Business Model You: A One-Page Method For Reinventing Your Career|
|Authors||Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur||Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda, Alan Smith, Trish Papadakos||Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda, Alan Smith||Timothy Clark, Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur|
|Pages||288 pages||320 pages||216 pages||264 pages|
|Trim Size||9-1/2 x 7-1/2 in.||9-1/2 x 7-1/2 in.||15-1/4 x 10-7/8 in.||9-1/2 x 7-1/2 in.|
|Description||Co-created by 470 'Business Model Canvas' practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a game-changing business model--or analyze and renovate an old one. Along the way, you'll understand at a much deeper level your customers, distribution channels, partners, revenue streams, costs, and your core value proposition.||Using the same stunning visual format as Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the 'Value Proposition Canvas' a practical tool to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want.Practical exercises, illustrations and tools help you immediately improve your product, service, or new business idea. In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer.com. You will be able to complete interactive exercises, assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more.||This supplement to Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design gives you more space to scribble, brainstorm, and move sticky notes—with 50 blank, extra-large, tear-out Business Model Canvases (15” x 11” or 38cm x 28cm) and 50 blank, extra-large, tear-out Value Proposition Canvases (15” x 11” or 38cm x 28cm). The large format makes it easier to keep the creative ideas flowing, be inspired, and share your work with others. In addition to the 100 blank canvases, the two sample 'learning canvases' provide trigger questions to help you learn to use each box in the canvas and jump-start progress.||Business Model Generation introduced a unique visual way to summarize and creatively brainstorm any business or product idea on a single sheet of paper. Business Model You uses the same powerful one-page tool to teach readers how to draw 'personal business models', which reveal new ways their skills can be adapted to the changing needs of the marketplace to reveal new, more satisfying, career and life possibilities.|
Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation.Co-created by 470 "Business Model Canvas" practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a game-changing business model--or analyze and renovate an old one. Along the way, you'll understand at a much deeper level your customers, distribution channels, partners, revenue streams, costs, and your core value proposition. Business Model Generation features practical innovation techniques used today by leading consultants and companies worldwide, including 3M, Ericsson, Capgemini, Deloitte, and others. Designed for doers, it is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new models of value creation: for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all organizations. If you're ready to change the rules, you belong to "the business model generation!"
The Power of “What If” Questions
Content from authors Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur
…furniture buyers picked up components in flat pack form from a large warehouse and assembled the products themselves in their homes? What is common practice today was unthinkable until IKEA introduced the concept in the 1960’s. …airlines didn’t buy engines for their airplanes, but paid for every hour an engine runs? That is how Rolls-Royce transformed itself from a money-losing British manufacturer into a service firm that today is the world’s second biggest provider of large jet engines. …voice calls were free worldwide? In 2003 Skype launched a service that allowed free voice calling via the internet. After five years, Skype had acquired 400 million registered users who collectively had made 100 billion free phone calls.
an impressively comprehensive compendium of many of the most current ideas concerning the structure and development of businesses.' (Anglohigher.com, May 2011). ... this handbook is likely to prove an excellent help for evaluating business models . (Anatello.com, July 2011).
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PROS: Anyone new to these topics would likely have to read four to six separate books to get the broad coverage you'll find here. The authors have done a service for folks who want to come up to speed more quickly. I felt that I came away with some useful info in most of the chapters and each has additional references for further reading. The designers also deserve some credit for a creative and varied layout that makes the text seem fresher. Plus, you can feel good about yourself as you plow through 50+ pages in half an hour without fatigue. The bonus: this is a business book that won't have you drowning in business jargon.
CONS: As several reviewers have noted, there's breadth here but not much depth on the core topics. Those expecting more may be disappointed and some may find the book's suggestive title misleading. Probably more accurate if they called it "A *PRIMER* for Business Model Generation" instead of a Handbook. It's a place to get started, not a definitive resource as the term handbook implies. Finally, the small font sizes that a few reviewers mentioned will surely be difficult to read for those with less-than-great eyesight.
It looks really great inside and out. This book can be used as inspiration for doodle or sketching note taking (visual notes).
It covers basic concepts.
The actual book quality is great and it helps justify the price.
It's funny and really strange how they included creatives in the picture but completely ignored and left out engineers or scientists i.e. the 'builders' and 'makers'
There's not much actual content, which is kind of good when I get to the next point.
It's archaic and out of date. The new model of business thinking is that everything (including the business plan) is just an assumption that needs to be tested. This book tends to assume that your business plan is a near perfect prediction bible for your business.
It's still worth a look given the visuals.
The book had great graphic design but it was a little light on the technical details. Perhaps an "Advanced" version should be released.
I feel the remainder of the book is primarily geared towards those professionals who assist business owners in developing their business models. It takes the discussion of business modeling to a whole new level than other business modeling books. I would characterize this part of the book as applying an engineering discipline to the field of business modeling. I am very anxious to incorporate the lessons into my own practice.
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