Archive for the ‘books’ Category

Book Project

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Another meeting w/ Alex and Alan on our new book project

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Engines of Growth

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Our next book project with Alex and Alan …

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Engines of Growth teaches not only know how to design superior business models but also the tools required to constantly reinvent themselves. In the his book, we demonstrate how any organization can become unstoppable by managing a portfolio of existing businesses and by simultaneously exploring a pipeline of potential new growth engines. Engines of Growth contains several practical and essential tools including the Business Portfolio Map, Innovation Metrics, the Culture Map and a series of illustrated Business Model Mechanics.

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BMGEN masterclass

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Strategyzer masterclass at Berlin, by Alex with sketches by Holger …

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BMGEN

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

BMGEN still Best sellers and in the top 300 on Amazon

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Book retreat

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Workshop w/ Alex in the Benediktinerkloster Disentis for preparing the new book “How to build invincible companies”, with the Strategyzer content team (Anna, Fred, Lauren and Kavi)

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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…)