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Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers

ISBN: 978-0-470-87641-1
288 pages
July 2010
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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!"

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1 Canvas

14 Definition of a Business Model

16 The 9 Building Blocks

44 The Business Model Canvas

2 Patterns

56 Unbundling Business Models

66 The Long Tail

76 Multi-Sided Platforms

88 FREE as a Business Model

108 Open Business Models

3 Design

126 Customer Insights

134 Ideation

146 Visual Thinking

160 Prototyping

170 Storytelling

180 Scenarios

4 Strategy

200 Business Model Environment

212 Evaluating Business Models

226 Business Model Perspective on Blue Ocean Strategy

232 Managing Multiple Business Models

5 Process

244 Business Model Design Process

Outlook

262 Outlook

Afterword

274 Where did this book come from?

276 References

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Alexander Osterwalder (Lausanne, Switzerland; alexosterwalder.com; businessmodelgeneration.com) is a speaker, workshop facilitator and strategy consultant to organizations in 20 countries on all continents. Besides his speaking engagements, Dr. Osterwalder focuses on executive training in the domain of business model development and innovation. He writes a popular blog on business model innovation at www.businessmodelalchemist.com. Organizations that use the business strategy described in Business Model Generation include 3M, Ericsson, IBM, Telenor, Capgemini, Deloitte, and many more.

Yves Pigneur, PhD, (Lausanne, Switzerland; http://hecshost.unil.ch/ypigneur/) is a professor of business and head of the Information Systems Institute of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has held visiting professorships at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Dr. Pigneur is the chairperson of several conferences (IFIP, ISDSS, AIM). His research has been published in over fifty books, refereed journals and conference proceedings.

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