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Demystifying Business Model Innovation

The reality of doing business model work is complex yet business model innovation can be reduced to 2 activities. Read More…

Why it's Culture AND Strategy! AND Alignment!

Growth, Strategy and Culture are tightly linked and require some level of alignment. Next time you are considering strategies that depart from the current business, a cultural assessment can help ensure that implementation risk is managed. You could have the right strategy but a misaligned culture would make value realization difficult. Read More…

Manage your Business Model across the business lifecycle

There has been an explosion of posts on Business Models in the past several years. Many of those posts relate to start ups / new ventures yet business models need to be actively managed throughout the entire business lifecycle. The half life of a business model has shrink from 20 – 100 years (Railroads, steel) to 7-10 years; this means that the business model can no longer be assumed, it needs to be actively managed. Read More…

Can't find profits? Look to Sustainability!

It is tempting to look at sustainability only as “do good” when in fact it is BOTH “do good” and “do well”. “Do well” is one lens to look at the business through and that is profitability, most often quarterly profits. Sustainability is another lens that looks at a broader set of stakeholders, quarterly profits AND Market Value. I would contend that looking at the business through the sustainability lens is a superior approach for shareholders. Read More…

Can't find growth? How much value do you want to create?

Start your search for value by first asking the question: How much value am I looking for? Read More…