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Business Model Generation : A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers : 1st Edition - Alexander Osterwalder

Business Model Generation

A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers : 1st Edition


Published: 29th June 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 "

'...an impressively comprehensive compendium of many of the most current ideas concerning the structure and development of businesses.' (Anglohigher.com, May 2011). '... this handbook is likely to prove an excellent help for evaluating business models'. (Anatello.com, July 2011).

The book is divided into five sections: 1 The Business Model Canvas, a tool for describing, analyzing, and designing business models, 2 Business Model Patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, 3 Techniques to help you design business models, 4 Re-interpreting strategy through the business model lens, and 5 A generic process to help you design innovative business models, tying together all the concepts, techniques, and tools in Business Model Generation. The last section offers an outlook on five business model topics for future exploration. Finally, the afterword provides a peek into "the making of" Business Model Generation.

1 Canvas.

Definition of a Business Model.

The 9 Building Blocks.

The Business Model Canvas.

2 Patterns.

Unbundling Business Models.

The Long Tail.

Multi-Sided Platforms.

FREE as a Business Model.

Open Business Models.

3 Design.

Customer Insights.


Visual Thinking.




4 Strategy.

Business Model Environment.

Evaluating Business Models.

Business Model Perspective on Blue Ocean Strategy.

Managing Multiple Business Models.

5 Process.

Business Model Design Process.




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ISBN: 9780470876411
ISBN-10: 0470876417
Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 29th June 2010
Publisher: John Wiley #38; Sons
Dimensions (cm): 18.8 x 24.1  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.702
Edition Number: 1