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A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model

A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it

How Nespresso used a simple business model canvas to change face of the coffee industry.

 

The business model canvas — as opposed to the traditional, intricate business plan — helps organizations conduct structured, tangible, and strategic conversations around new businesses or existing ones. Leading global companies like GE, P&G, and Nestlé use the canvas to manage strategy or create new growth engines, while start-ups use it in their search for the right business model. The canvas's main objective is to help companies move beyond product-centric thinking and towards business model thinking.

 

To start, it lets you look at all nine building blocks of your business on one page:


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A handy tool for keeping all of the key components of the business model in mind.

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Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's curator insight, May 6, 2013 5:31 PM

Why can't business always look for the simple way of expressing what are usually complex concepts. As I thinki Albert Einstein once said, "make things simple but not simpler." These charts become talking sticks, home bases around which the complex and necessary conversations take place. These charts provide the focus and the context.  What a beautiful thing!

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:42 PM

Canvas é muito prático mesmo ! Business Model YOU está aqui na fila de leituras.

ppmartin's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:43 AM

Clever

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Acquisition is Easy. Retention is Hard. – Product Habits

Acquisition is Easy. Retention is Hard. – Product Habits | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
Acquiring new customers used to be really hard in SaaS. Most companies were limited to either banner ads via Google AdWords, or SEO. Today, getting tons of new users isn’t hard. What’s hard is keeping them. 

The increased knowledge sharing, better technology, and lowered cost of tools in SaaS has made acquisition easier. But the easier it gets for your company to acquire customers, the harder it gets to retain them.
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Did you know that in SaaS world, customer acquisition is easy, but retention is hard? Here's why and 3 ways to manage retention.
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A16Z AI Playbook

A16Z AI Playbook | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
AI Playbook Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a set of computer science techniques that, as Stanford professor Andrew Ng is fond of saying, gives your software super powers. Building on our Primer on Artificial Intelligence, this microsite is intended to help newcomers (both non-technical and technical) begin exploring what's possible with AI. We've met with hundreds of Fortune 500 / Global 2000 companies, startups, and government policy makers asking: "How do I get started with artificial intelligence?" and "What can I do with AI in my own product or company?" This site is designed as a resource for anyone asking those questions, complete with examples and sample code to help you get started.
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Need some artificial intelligence tutoring and resources? See this AI Playbook website.
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Companies using AI will add more jobs than they cut

Companies using AI will add more jobs than they cut | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
As companies embrace automation to stay competitive, these changes will eventually create more jobs than they destroy.
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Will companies using AI add more jobs than they cut? Some research evidence suggests they might.
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Silicon Valley: A Reality Check

Silicon Valley: A Reality Check | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
The nation has spoken: weird pointless $400 wi-fi enabled juicer company Juicero is the perfect symbol of Silicon Valley. So says the Washington Post: Juicero Shows What’s Wrong With Silicon …
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If you think Silicon Valley is only about overpriced juicers, get this Reality Check.
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Hulu Unveils Live TV Service - eMarketer

Hulu Unveils Live TV Service - eMarketer | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
New entrant in a quickly growing space
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Is this market disruption? Hulu enters the Live TV horserace.
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What is AI? Ingredients for Intelligence

What is AI? Ingredients for Intelligence | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
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Need a brief overview of the components for an artificial intelligence system? See this article.
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5 out-of-home technology trends that business owners should know about | Netimperative - latest digital marketing news

5 out-of-home technology trends that business owners should know about | Netimperative - latest digital marketing news | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
While most tech innovations tend to revolve around making things smaller, such as wearable tech, quantum computers, and virtual reality Stephen Allen, Lightvert’s Media Director looks at how will technology shape the macro, changing the environment outside our homes and away from personal devices. Lightvert is the company that invented ECHO, an outdoor advertising technology ... [Read more...]
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Do you know the top 5 out-of-home technology trends that business owners should know about? See this article.
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These Companies Are Vacuuming Up Everybody Else's Tech Talent

These Companies Are Vacuuming Up Everybody Else's Tech Talent | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
IBM and Nike may be great places to work, but they're fighting a bruising war for digital talentwhere even Google is taking some hits.
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If IBM is your dad, then Google is his younger brother who drives a Porsche. What businesses are profiting from the excitement of the digital market in the talent wars? Guess.
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IoT Headaches Include Contextualizing, Integrating Numbers - eMarketer

IoT Headaches Include Contextualizing, Integrating Numbers - eMarketer | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
More than half of tech professionals say the IoT concept is confusing, but even more are optimistic
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Confused about the business value of the "internet of things"? New research delineates headaches and questions about the concept and its use.
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Internet Of Things By The Numbers: What New Surveys Found - Forbes

Internet Of Things By The Numbers: What New Surveys Found - Forbes | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
Findings from recent surveys about IoT adoption.
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Want to know where the "internet of things" is going? See these survey results. #IOT
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Innovation Push Will Influence Marketers' Staffing Decisions - eMarketer

Innovation Push Will Influence Marketers' Staffing Decisions - eMarketer | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
Most execs are looking for the next single market-shifting idea
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Innovation initiatives as a major influence in digital marketing staffing decisions. Where are your priorities?
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The Meeting That Showed Me the Truth about VC’s and How They Don’t Make Money — The Mission — Medium

The Meeting That Showed Me the Truth about VC’s and How They Don’t Make Money — The Mission — Medium | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
I had a meeting with a well-known startup investor yesterday. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the…
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Looking for a tutorial on the venture capital investment problem and some solutions, see this article.
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Digital marketing software market features dizzying array of M&A

Digital marketing software market features dizzying array of M&A | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
The digital marketing software market has quickened its pace to feature a flurry of acquisitions. Will these purchases truly augment existing CRM platforms?
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M&A activity is disrupting the digital marketing technology market. How will your company ops be affected? Here are 5 trends to watch.
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Chart: Here's How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions

Chart: Here's How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
These five companies combined for $555 billion in revenues in 2016 - here's a breakdown of each company's revenue by product or service category.
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Do you know how the top 5 tech giants make their billions? See this article for a breakdown.
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The Current Economic and Hiring Climate for Small Businesses

The Current Economic and Hiring Climate for Small Businesses | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
US small business owners are optimistic about their situation so far in 2017 and the business outlook for the next 12 months, especially their financial situation. See the poll findings here.
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New Poll Finds 2017 Small Business Economic & Hiring Outlook is Good, But Finding Qualified Workers a Problem.
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Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic (2017): Martech 5000 - Chief Marketing Technologist

Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic (2017): Martech 5000 - Chief Marketing Technologist | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
I’m delighted to release the 2017 edition of the marketing technology landscape, which we’ve nicknamed the Martech 5000, here at the MarTech conference in San Francisco. As you’ve probably guessed from that moniker: the landscape grew again this year, by about 40%, to a total of 5,381 solutions (from 4,891 unique companies). You can download …
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According to Scott Brinker, the number of firms in the marketing technology space has increased to almost 5000. Can we expect a "shakeout" to occur soon?
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The on-demand economy is a bubble—and it’s about to burst

The on-demand economy is a bubble—and it’s about to burst | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
Enjoy on-demand services while you can. Whether it’s getting a lift whenever you want or ordering pad thai from the comfort of your couch, the rise of the on-demand economy has made a lot of people's lives more convenient. But many of the services we know and love might not be around in
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Is the gig economy composed of "on-demand" services such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb a bubble ready to burst? Here's one perspective. 
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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for your Startup’s Investor Pitch Deck

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for your Startup’s Investor Pitch Deck | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
After 14+ years of writing hundreds of investor pitches that raised hundreds of millions of dollars — here’s the winning formula! When you see about 50 pitch decks a week over 14 years, you see A LOT…
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Do you need help in developing a "pitch deck" for attracting investors to your business start-up? See this article for a useful "cheat sheet".
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The State of SaaS Pricing [Infographic] | OpenView Labs

The State of SaaS Pricing [Infographic] | OpenView Labs | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
After surveying more than 1,000 software executives about their SaaS pricing habits, we've uncovered some alarming gaps. View the results here.
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Are you selling a SaaS product and struggling with your pricing policy? See this article for some guidelines.
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The Internet of Things: What It Is, How We Use It, and What's Ahead [Infographic]

The Internet of Things: What It Is, How We Use It, and What's Ahead [Infographic] | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things (IoT), or Internet-connected devices, already outnumber people. See which industries are using IoT and how - and what kind of connected future awaits us.
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Need a Quick Summary of The Internet Of Things? What It Is, How It's Used & What's Ahead? See This Article.
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Martec's Law: the greatest management challenge of the 21st century - Chief Marketing Technologist

Martec's Law: the greatest management challenge of the 21st century - Chief Marketing Technologist | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
Three years ago, I described a conundrum that I dubbed Martec’s Law: Technology changes exponentially, but organizations change logarithmically. As shown in the graph above, we know that technology changes at an exponential rate. This is the phenomenon of Moore’s Law — and, more broadly, Kurzweil’s Law of Accelerating Returns. But we also know that …
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How well is your company keeping up with marketing technology advances? See this article for four ways to manage the changes.
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Everybody has a plan -- until they get digitally disrupted - Chief Marketing Technologist

Everybody has a plan -- until they get digitally disrupted - Chief Marketing Technologist | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
The rock singer Jim Morrison once said about life, “Nobody gets out of here alive.” As the world continues its digital metamorphosis, we could riff on that: “Nobody gets out of here undisrupted.” Digital will disrupt your business. Odds are, it will happen sooner, faster, and to a far greater degree than you dare to …
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Do you have a plan for how to respond to digital disruption? Here are some strategic options you may want to consider.
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In 5 years, the Midwest will have more startups than Silicon Valley

In 5 years, the Midwest will have more startups than Silicon Valley | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
Four years ago, I was a partner at Sequoia Capital, where Drew Houston, Brian Chesky, and a daunting parade of dent-making founders routinely proved that disruption happens in Silicon Valley like nowhere else. But things were changing, and fast.
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Do you think all breakthrough start-ups originate in Silicon Valley? Read this article for a description of the growing entrepreneurial investment opportunities generated in the Midwest.
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Washburn KSBDC's curator insight, August 30, 2016 12:02 PM

Not all breakthrough businesses start in Cali #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #startup

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New AI tech promises to “only delivers ads that change consumer opinion” | Netimperative - latest digital marketing news

New AI tech promises to “only delivers ads that change consumer opinion” | Netimperative - latest digital marketing news | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
Ad tech firm Loop Me has launched its new AI bot, which it says can automatically optimise and scale campaign ads toward high-performing audiences. The system works by serving users a survey to determine purchase intent, these results will be fed into LoopMe’s AI engine. New study shows nearly 50% of users have never bough
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Is programmatic advertising about to be disrupted? New AI powered adtech service promises to deliver only those digital ads that are predicted to change consumer opinion.
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How digital has redefined go-to-market strategy

How digital has redefined go-to-market strategy | Disruptive Entrepreneurship & Innovation | Scoop.it
By using technology and finding the right collaborations, companies can disrupt new markets, solve customer pain points and distribute value across th
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Do you know the 4 ways digital has redefined go-to-market strategy? See these methods illustrated with a case study.
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