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Innovation Leaders: How Senior Executives Stimulate, Steer and Sustain Innovation by Jean-Philippe Deschamps

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CHAPTER 9
LEADING THE CREATION OF A TOTALLY NEW BUSINESS SYSTEM OR MODEL REQUIRED: PRAGMATIC ARCHITECTS TO PUT ALL SYSTEM ELEMENTS IN PLACE
Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context - a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.1
Eliel Saarinen, a legendary architect
 
In its generic definition, a ‘business system’ describes how a set of players cooperate (and sometimes compete) along an industry supply chain - suppliers, manufacturers/converters or service providers, ‘complementors’ and distributors. They usually pool resources to deliver a set of products and/or services to customers or consumers. Similarly, a ‘business model’ reflects how a company structures its operations ...

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