Archive for the ‘books’ Category

Invincible Companies

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Working on our new book “How to Build Invincible Companies” with Alex and the book team across 3 continents and 4 countries

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Innovation@work

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Our “Letter to CEO” with Alex in the new book “Innovation@Work” published by Thinkers50, with a foreword by Ikujiro Nonaka.

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[...] In fact, managing the present is taking oxygen away from inventing the future. To prevent this from happening you need a powerful Chief Entrepreneur to focus on the future while you focus on the present. You need to give these entrepreneurs prestige and power and a space for new ideas to flourish and thrive. And you need to change the way your organization is structured so it can systematically churn out new growth engines. Anything less than this is innovation theatre, and that’s just not enough.

Book prep

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Book retreat w/ Alex advancing on the content

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BMGEN 9 years!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

An old memory: a video shot by Fish-eye in 2009 and the first Business Model Knowledge Fair at Amsterdam, where the book prototype has been presented for the first time

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How to Build Invincible Companies

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

It’s more important than ever for companies to focus on inventing the future. Companies have to start giving more power and prestige to growth innovation, or risk becoming irrelevant. We explain three crucial areas to address this challenge.

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Over the past 16 years, we have been dedicated to a single mission: how to help companies continuously reinvent themselves. We created some of the tools and methods to deal with this challenge.

The crucial question we are helping to answer: How can C-suite leadership teams harmonize the demands of public markets and activist investors to cut costs; buy back shares and simultaneously reinvent their organization; and unleash entrepreneurial talent and position it for future growth?

We believe there are three crucial areas that every company needs to consider to remain relevant and prosperous. First, companies have to develop truly ambidextrous organizational structures where the innovation arm is given equal power alongside the existing business. Second, this innovation arm needs its own culture, processes, skills, metrics and incentives to explore potentially new business models and value propositions. Third, companies need to better manage their portfolio of existing businesses and new opportunities—maintaining and protecting the current business, while cultivating the business models of tomorrow. Let’s explore deeper into each area and discuss why it matters to companies today. (more…)

BMGEN at Boston

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Talk at Boston University Questrom School of Business (twitter) on “Building Invincible Companies” and Strategyzer masterclass by Alex

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Build an A-Team

Monday, April 30th, 2018

New book by Whitney Johnson “Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve”

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“My new book is filled with stories of great bosses who help their team members learn and grow (linkedIn)

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Innovation Playground

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Meeting with Sam Schneider (CustomFuture) on the Innovation Playground and evolution of the ABC concept (Amenity, Brand, Culture). The book begins to take shape …

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New book …

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Join us and work directly with Alex & me on our next book on the world’s best business models and our new tools for managing innovation.

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new book ?

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

For a couple of weeks, Alex and I started to brainstorm and work on a new Strategyzer & Wiley book, with the first ideas of contents, structure, stories & co-design. More soon …