Business Architecture in the New Normal

posted by Remco Blom on Aug 5, 2013

Welcome to our blog. This is an archived post, most of our knowledge and advice remain valid but some material or links may be outdated. Click here to see our most recent posts.

Business architecture is a challenging capability. Business design, optimizing its processes and streamlining the way information is collected and used is very interesting, but most of all very difficult. We have entered the New Normal, crafted by crises we had (or have?), rapid spread and adoption of ideas and technology, and the expiration date of common business paradigms is close.  




Building Networks with Business Models: Two Approaches that Will Help You to Understand and Improve Your Value Network

posted by Remco Blom & Maher Dara on Apr 17, 2013

In an earlier blog post, we addressed 7 applications of the Business Model Canvas. Sure, we can agree that the Business Model Canvas is very useful for establishing, evaluating and reinventing businesses. But we should do more than highlight the countless possibilities of it for a single enterprise. We need to synthesize our understanding of Value Chains and Business Models and look for next level of analysis: Value Networks.




7 Ways to Present Your Business Model

posted by Remco Blom & Tim Vehof on Mar 28, 2013

One of the main challenges of business model innovation and business model implementation is communication. We need to get the message to the right people, and communicate it in a way they understand, like, and can move forward with. In this blog post, we will describe different ways of communicating business models.




7 Applications of the Business Model Canvas

posted by Remco Blom on Oct 1, 2012

In an earlier post we introduced the Business Model Canvas™ and discussed pros and cons. We see the pros are far bigger than the cons and many of the cons mentioned are relatively easy to compensate. But in what occasion can you apply the canvas?




Business Model Innovation: follow the customer, or others will!

posted by Remco Blom on Aug 23, 2012

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Investing in the channel innovation, aligned with the customer relation you aspire, is crucial to come and/or stay in the picture of your intended audiences. We underlined this in the blog post in which I reviewed the HBR-article on Four paths of business model innovation.




Business Model innovation: The fifth path

posted by Remco Blom on Aug 15, 2012

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In the Harvard Business Review of July-August 2014, the article “Four paths of business model innovation” by Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessini was published. A very interesting read, especially for managers looking for a framework identifying opportunities to rethink their existing business model.




Are Direct Messages really private, or not?

posted by Wil Janssen on Jun 11, 2012

Welcome to our blog. This is an archived post, most of our knowledge and advice remain valid but some material or links may be outdated. Click here to see our most recent posts.

Social media have penetrated our lives. We share ideas, experiences, thought, complaints, and compliments with everybody. At the same time we see quite some controversy concerning the privacy policies of companies such as Facebook and Twitter. Some people even think that European privacy regulation does not apply to them, as they are US-based companies. 




From Business Design to Business Change (#2) – Be John Malkovich!

posted by Alex Hendriks on Apr 4, 2012

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What interests me is that in many cases success in our work is not about the content per se (see post #1 of this series). Let me start this blog by recommending a somewhat strange, but brilliant and award winning movie ‘Being John Malkovich’.




Business Model Analysis with the Business Model Canvas

posted by Remco Blom & Tim Vehof on Mar 12, 2012

In an earlier blog post, we introduced the Business Model Canvas (Osterwalder, 2009) as a useful tool for describing how a business captures, creates and delivers value. In this blog, we will elaborate on Business Models, introducing the subject of Business Model Analysis. We will present several possible analytical techniques, using the case of Nextpresso, a virtual coffee-cup company.




Business Models: Do the right thing

posted by Remco Blom on Feb 27, 2012

Welcome to our blog. This is an archived post, most of our knowledge and advice remain valid but some material or links may be outdated. Click here to see our most recent posts.

This is the first post in a series on business models, innovation, implementation, cases and tools!

At BiZZdesign we have a successful history of designing businesses.