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

  1. Copyright
  2. Preface-1
  3. Preface-2
  4. Preface-3
  5. Seven Faces of Business Model Innovation
  6. 1. Canvas
    1. 1.1. Def_Business Model
    2. 1.2. The 9 Building Blocks
      1. 1.2.1. For whom are we creating value? Who are our most important customers?
    3. 1.3. The Business Model Canvas
      1. 1.3.1. Example: Apple iPod/iTunes Business Model
  7. 2. Patterns
    1. 2.1. Un-Bundling Business Models
    2. 2.2. The Long Tail
      1. 2.2.1. Old Model
      2. 2.2.2. A New Model
    3. 2.3. Multi-Sided Platforms
      1. 2.3.1. PSP/Xbox Focus
      2. 2.3.2. Wii Focus
    4. 2.4. FREE as a Business Model
    5. 2.5. Open Business Models
  8. 3. Design
    1. 3.1. Technique_No.1: Customer Insights
      1. 3.1.1. Building Business Models on Customer Insights
      2. 3.1.2. The Empathy Map
      3. 3.1.3. Understanding a B2B customer using the Empathy Map
    2. 3.2. Technique_No.2: Ideation
      1. 3.2.1. Generating New Business Model Ideas
      2. 3.2.2. Epicenters of Business Model Innovation
      3. 3.2.3. The Power of "What If" Questions
      4. 3.2.4. The Ideation Process
      5. 3.2.5. Assemble a Diverse Team
      6. 3.2.6. Brainstorming Rules
      7. 3.2.7. Warm-Up: The Silly Cow Exercise
    3. 3.3. Technique_No.3: Visual Thinking
      1. 3.3.1. The Value of Visual Thinking
      2. 3.3.2. Visualizing with Post-it™ Notes
      3. 3.3.3. Visualizing with Drawings
      4. 3.3.4. Understand the Essence
      5. 3.3.5. Enhance Dialogue
      6. 3.3.6. Explore Ideas
      7. 3.3.7. Improve Communication
      8. 3.3.8. Different Types of Visualization for Different needs
      9. 3.3.9. Telling a Visual Story
      10. 3.3.10. Visual Storytelling Activity
    4. 3.4. Technique_No.4: Prototyping
      1. 3.4.1. Prototyping's Value
      2. 3.4.2. Design Attitude
      3. 3.4.3. Prototypes at Different Scales
      4. 3.4.4. Eight Business Model Prototypes for Publishing a Book
      5. 3.4.5. Wanted: A New Consulting Business Model
    5. 3.5. Technique_No.5: Storytelling
      1. 3.5.1. Storytelling's Value
      2. 3.5.2. Why Storytelling?
      3. 3.5.3. Making Business Models Tangible?
      4. 3.5.4. Making the Future Tangible
      5. 3.5.5. Developing the Story
      6. 3.5.6. Techniques
      7. 3.5.7. SuperToast, Inc. Business Model
    6. 3.6. Technique_No.6: Scenarios
      1. 3.6.1. Scenario-Guided Business Model Design
      2. 3.6.2. Explore Ideas
      3. 3.6.3. Future Scenarios
      4. 3.6.4. Pharma Business Models of the Future
      5. 3.6.5. Scenario D: Reinventing Pharma
      6. 3.6.6. Future Scenarios and new Business Models
      7. 3.6.7. Further Reading on Design and Business
  9. 4. Strategy
    1. 4.1. BUSINESS MODEL ENVIRONMENT: CONTEXT, DESIGN DRIVERS, AND CONSTRAINTS
    2. 4.2. EVALUATING BUSINESS MODELS
      1. 4.2.1. ASSESSING THREATS
      2. 4.2.2. ASSESSING OPPORTUNITIES
      3. 4.2.3. USING SWOT ASSESSMENT ANALYSIS RESULTS TO DESIGN NEW BUSINESS MODEL OPTIONS
    3. 4.3. BUSINESS MODEL PERSPECTIVE ON BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY
      1. 4.3.1. BLENDING THE BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY FRAMEWORK WITH THE BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS
      2. 4.3.2. QUESTIONING YOUR CANVAS WITH THE FOUR ACTIONS FRAMEWORK
    4. 4.4. MANAGING MULTIPLE BUSINESS MODELS
      1. 4.4.1. SMH'S AUTONOMOUS MODEL FOR SWATCH
      2. 4.4.2. THE NESPRESSO SUCCESS MODEL
      3. 4.4.3. NESTLé'S PORTFOLIO OF COFFEE BUSINESS MODELS
      4. 4.4.4. DAIMLER'S CAR2GO BUSINESS MODEL
  10. 5. Process
    1. 5.1. Business Model Design Process
      1. 5.1.1. Design Attitude
      2. 5.1.2. 5 Phases
  11. A. Outlook
  12. B. Afterword
    1. B.1. WHERE DID THIS BOOK COME FROM?
    2. B.2. REFERENCES
  13. C. MARKET RESPONSE
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Chapter 4. Strategy

"There's not a single business model ...

There are really a lot of opportunities and a lot of options and we just have to discover all of them."

Tim O'Reilly, CEO, O'Reilly

In previous sections we taught you a language for describing, discussing, and designing business models, described business model patterns, and explained techniques that facilitate the design and invention of new business models. This next section is about re-interpreting strategy through the lens of the Business Model Canvas. This will help you constructively question established business models and strategically examine the environment in which your own business model functions.

The following pages explore four strategic areas: the Business Model Environment, Evaluating Business Models, a Business Model Perspective on Blue Ocean Strategies, and how to Manage Multiple Business Models within an enterprise.

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BUSINESS MODEL ENVIRONMENT: CONTEXT, DESIGN DRIVERS, AND CONSTRAINTS

BUSINESS MODELS ARE DESIGNED AND EXECUTED IN SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTS.

Developing a good understanding of your organization's environment ...

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