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Why Steve Blank’s CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT STACK is Good But Not Great: Towards the Ideal Business Model Innovation Toolkit

Steve Blank is widely recognized as the Father of the Lean Startup Movement which focuses on applying a scientific experimental approach to projects that are launched under conditions of great uncertainty. The current focus of the Lean Startup movement is the development of business startups. For systematically discovering and validating a scalable business model, Steve Blanks uses a toolkit which he calls the “Customer Development…

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Posted by Rod on February 3, 2014 at 1:57pm

Why the BALANCED SCORECARD is Good but Not Great: The BUSINESS MODEL STRATEGY MAP

Developed by Robert Kaplan and David Norton in the 1990s, the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is the most widely used tool for managing the performance of a business. The BSC is used by the majority of companies in the Fortune 1000 as well as by many small and medium-scale businesses. The BSC focuses on managing a chain or “stream” of performance metrics rather than the output or traditional singular financial metric of profit.



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Posted by Rod on January 24, 2014 at 10:02am

A Business Model Canvas-KILLER? Would the Business Model Canvas Evolve to Disrupt and Cannibalize Itself? Or, Would the Tool be Unchanged?

The Business Model Canvas can be considered as a graphic organizer (high level TreeMap) that shows 9 tessellated elements, tiles, or “building blocks” of an archetypal business model. Since the 2009 publication of…

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Posted by Rod on January 21, 2014 at 10:53am

3 Visual Tools for Lean Startup Habit Designers: Rapidly Understand, Document, and Design Addictive Customer Experiences (ACEs)



It is estimated that more than 80% of innovation and change management projects fail. Why?

My hypothesis is that the large majority of innovation and change management projects fail because such projects fail to change the habits of targeted customers. In other words, targeted customers exhibit “Habit Inertia (HI)” and tacitly refuse to use innovative products, services, or proposals.

As the percentage of failing projects is still…

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Posted by Rod on January 15, 2014 at 11:35am

The Business Model Jigsaw Game: Mastering the Game of Business Model Disruption

A few days ago, I posted a presentation: “Why the Business Model Canvas is Good But Not Great.” In my view, the traditional Business Model Canvas (BMC) can be made “greater” by converting it to a Business Model Jigsaw Game which is a visual gaming platform for presenting business model tools as well as problem solving, planning, and innovation methodologies.

The presentation below contains some ideas that focus on the main components of a Business Model Canvas (BMC)…

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Posted by Rod on January 12, 2014 at 8:37pm

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    Why Steve Blank’s CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT STACK is Good But Not Great: Towards the Ideal Business Model Innovation Toolkit

    Steve Blank is widely recognized as the Father of the Lean Startup Movement which focuses on applying a scientific experimental approach to projects that are launched under conditions of great uncertainty. The current focus of the Lean Startup movement is the development of business startups. For systematically discovering and validating a scalable business model, Steve Blanks uses a toolkit which he calls the “Customer Development Stack.” The approach of the Customer Development Stack is being…See More
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    Why the BALANCED SCORECARD is Good but Not Great: The BUSINESS MODEL STRATEGY MAP

    Developed by Robert Kaplan and David Norton in the 1990s, the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is the most widely used tool for managing the performance of a business. The BSC is used by the majority of companies in the Fortune 1000 as well as by many small and medium-scale businesses. The BSC focuses on managing a chain or “stream” of performance metrics rather than the output or traditional singular financial metric of profit.In the presentation below - …See More
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    A Business Model Canvas-KILLER? Would the Business Model Canvas Evolve to Disrupt and Cannibalize Itself? Or, Would the Tool be Unchanged?

    The Business Model Canvas can be considered as a graphic organizer (high level TreeMap) that shows 9 tessellated elements, tiles, or “building blocks” of an archetypal business model. Since the 2009 publication of Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur’s “Business Model Generation” book, use and popularity of the Business Model Canvas (BMC) have…See More
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    3 Visual Tools for Lean Startup Habit Designers: Rapidly Understand, Document, and Design Addictive Customer Experiences (ACEs)

    It is estimated that more than 80% of innovation and change management projects fail. Why?My hypothesis is that the large majority of innovation and change management projects fail because such projects fail to change the habits of targeted customers. In other words, targeted customers exhibit “Habit Inertia (HI)” and tacitly refuse to use innovative products, services, or proposals.As the percentage of failing projects is still high, innovation and change management projects need a paradigm…See More
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    The Business Model Jigsaw Game: Mastering the Game of Business Model Disruption

    A few days ago, I posted a presentation: “Why the Business Model Canvas is Good But Not Great.” In my view, the traditional Business Model Canvas (BMC) can be made “greater” by converting it to a Business Model Jigsaw Game which is a visual gaming platform for presenting business model tools as well as problem solving, planning, and innovation methodologies.The presentation below contains some ideas that focus on the main components of a Business Model Canvas (BMC) Jigsaw Game: a BMC Jigsaw…See More
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    The Business Model Jigsaw Game: Mastering the Game of Business Model Disruption

    A few days ago, I posted a presentation: “Why the Business Model Canvas is Good But Not Great.” In my view, the traditional Business Model Canvas (BMC) can be made “greater” by converting it to a Business Model Jigsaw Game which is a visual gaming platform for presenting business model tools as well as problem solving, planning, and innovation methodologies.The presentation below contains some ideas that focus on the main components of a Business Model Canvas (BMC) Jigsaw Game: a BMC Jigsaw…See More
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    Steve Blank’s Petal Diagram vs. Rod King’s Trade-off Map: Visual Tools for Brand Positioning, Market Segmentation, and Competitive Analysis

    ***About a week ago, the startup world got ablaze from reading Steve Blank’s blog post, “A New Way to Look at Competitors.” In the blog post, Blank notes that the traditional Competitive Graph – which focuses on differentiating offerings of “Our Company” vs. “Our Competitors” - is “inappropriate for startups or existing companies creating new markets.” Blank goes on to offer a Petal Diagram which places a given company (startup) in the core of a flower while segments of competitors are place in…See More
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    The Red Ocean Disruption (ROD) Storyboard for Design Thinking, Customer Development, and Lean Startup Projects

    As you read this posting, the final nails are being put in the coffin of the traditional business plan. Entrepreneurs and startups are abandoning the traditional business plan in droves. Entrepreneurs and startups are no longer writing up voluminous and rigid business plans when they have a vision that they want to translate into reality. I suspect that in a few years, the traditional business plan would be an artifact in a museum that would be built today’s entrepreneurs and startups.The…See More
    Oct 8, 2013
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    The Red Ocean Disruption (ROD) Scorecard: How Steve Jobs Differently Answered the 4 ROD Questions and Rapidly Disrupted the Music Industry

    In last month’s publication of the Wall Street Journal (online) – Cesare Mainardi - the CEO of Management Consulting firm Booz & Co. – noted in an article that in 2012, innovation expenditure reached a record level of US$600 billion among the top 1000 spenders; that is, an average of US$600 million per top innovation spender. However, only a quarter of those spenders say that they are highly effective at innovation. The conclusion is that a large number of companies are spending hundreds of…See More
    Oct 6, 2013
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    LEANER STARTUP INNOVATION: The 3 Most Important Tools for Innovators Who Must Solve “Wicked Problems”

    In the world of business, one question that intrigues authors and theorists as well as entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses is the Radically Successful Business (RSB) question: “How are Radically Successful Businesses (RSB) created and managed?”The RSB question has flummoxed authors such as Tom Peters and Robert Waterman as well as Jim Collins and Jerry Porras. The selected excellent and Built-To-Last companies of these respective authors have not stood the test of time. In…See More
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    Do you know the PROFIT LOGIC of your business?

    Basically, the success of every business depends on the effectiveness and sustainability of its Profit Logic. Despite the rise in conversation about business models, there is hardly any talk about the vital concept of "Profit Logic." The best way to win a 'business model war' is to attack or disrupt an opponent's Profit Logic such as in the case of Netflix vs. Blockbuster. The Profit Logic is the Achilles heel of every established business. So, what is meant by "Profit Logic"? "Profit Logic"…See More
    Aug 24, 2013
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    A “Rich” 3-Act Business Model STORYBOARD for Every Organization on the Planet: 10 Problems That You Can Immediately Eliminate to Gain Competitive Advantage

    *** Despite the recent proliferation in business model representation, business model visualization is relatively poor and still fraught with many problems. I’ve observed 10 Business Model Problems, each problem of which has been solved by the “3-Act Business Model Storyboard,” a simple and information-rich platform for visualizing, organizing, integrating, discussing, innovating on, testing, evaluating, benchmarking, and managing business models as well as stories. In brief, the 3-Act Business…See More
    Aug 14, 2013
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    Is a 3-Act Business Model Too Simplistic? The Business Model StoryTree for Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, Apple’s iPod, and Enterprise Architecture

    ***About three weeks ago, I published an article on how a business model can simply be presented as a story of three acts. I was building on Joan Magretta’s paradigm of a business model as a story. However, a reader intimated that representing a business model using three acts is simplistic. In my article, I had presented a three-legged stool as a metaphor for illustrating a business model; each leg of the stool represents an act or sub-model of a business model. One leg represents the Value…See More
    Aug 6, 2013
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    DREAM VIABILITY TESTING (DVT): How to Quickly and Cheaply Test the Viability of Your Dream Business Ideas

    ***Consider this scenario which is a “Hollywood version” of a business case that I read several years ago in the book, “Discovery-Driven Growth,” by Rita Gunther McGrath and Ian MacMillan. The character, Bob, is a figment of my imagination. Bob, a father of two young girls, was recently made redundant. Bob is desperate to pursue his dream business idea of owning an antique toy store. However, Bob is seeking advice on the best tool for testing the viability of his dream idea. The options at the…See More
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