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9 Transaction Models Shape Your Customer Experience

Marty Zwilling | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Focus is everything in a business, whether it be a new startup or a large enterprise. In my role as a business advisor, I often see well-meaning entre...

Why GoPro needs to pick a model

John Carrier | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
John Carrier

GoPro's recent loss of $107.5 million is certainly dramatic. After all, last year it announced a profit of $16.8 million. However, it's also a caution...

5 Powerful Quotes About Leadership Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Molly Reynolds | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Molly Reynolds

Leadership is a learning process and sometimes we need a little inspiration.

The Business of Extinction And How To Stop It

Scott MacFarland | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Scott MacFarland

We see businesses closing their doors all the time and this unfortunate circumstance even hits the businesses that appear to be healthy. How does this happen and how can business leaders stop the inertia that's driving their business into the ground?

7 Winning Business-building Lessons From Sports Dynasties

David Scherer | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
David Scherer

Just before the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA championship in 52 years, star forward LeBron James recalled that the favorite teams of his youth were sports dynasties such as the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Cowboys of the early 1990s.

The Missing 60%: ExxonMobil, Forceful Stewardship and the 2°C Business Model Imperative

Bill Baue | Posted 06.04.2016 | Green
Bill Baue

By Bill Baue, Bob Eccles, Julie Gorte, Carolyn Hayman, Stephan Lewandowsky, Thomas O. Murtha, Naomi Oreskes, Rich Pancost, and John Rogers The Spring...

Building Dynamic Capability in Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

To compete in an increasingly volatile Creative Economy, business has to create new design driven high-impact ventures that focus on breakthrough inno...

The 1% Formula

David B. Nast | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Doing more with what you have without reinventing the wheel is the essence of Business Model Innovation. It's about unlocking critical constraints to ...

Your Quick Guide To Nanogrids and Minigrids

Seyi Fabode | Posted 04.16.2017 | Business
Seyi Fabode

One of the ongoing issues with the transition to a new utility paradigm, for both consumers and providers, is the required change from a centralized t...

A Startup Design-a-thon Performance Depends on Quantity, Quality and Variety

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.11.2017 | Business
Soren Petersen

New Entrepreneurial Ventures are all about speed and nowhere is this more true than at design-a-thons. Originating from hack-a-thons in the world of p...

The C's Of Business

Meaghan Stevenson | Posted 04.07.2017 | Business
Meaghan Stevenson

When starting a business of your own it is easy to get caught up trying multiple strategies and not having a clear mapped out plan. You'll soon realiz...

The Business of Creativity

Heather Martin | Posted 03.11.2017 | Business
Heather Martin

"We must do our work for its own sake, not for fortune or attention or applause." ― Steven Pressfield in The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks &...

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Successful?

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 02.18.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

Success and happiness is more than the amount of money you make. Success is accomplishing what you set out to do, be or have, like raising healthy children, saving lives as a doctor or making a specific income as an entrepreneur.

Launching a Business: Establish Your Business Model

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

As you sit down to write your business plan, one of the essential elements to include is your business model. The business model is important because it explains your method of doing business. Your business model will also help you to clarify the purpose of your business.

Design Also Matters to People in the Developing World!

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.01.2017 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Wash, dry and carry kit for sanitary pads, by Sohyun Kim, Tanjana Vasily and Mariko Iwai Design driven new entrepreneurial ventures promise a reinvig...

The Mother of All Leaders

Sara Bobkoff | Posted 11.25.2016 | Business
Sara Bobkoff

As lady bosses, we sometimes find ourselves struggling trying to fit our voluptuous brains into a rigid, traditional business model that was never designed by or for women to begin with. My answer to this? Reject the model.

Writing a Business Plan: Your Business Model

Melinda Emerson | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

When it comes to writing a business plan, the first step is figuring out your business model. If you’re in the early stages of planning out your bus...

4 Ways You Can Drop the F-bomb Appropriately in Ed Tech

Adam J. Geller | Posted 09.10.2016 | Education
Adam J. Geller

Here are four models for free* distribution that may be convincing enough to win a district's' confidence and, ultimately, adoption of your product.

What Is a Business Model

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 07.24.2016 | Business
N. Kimron Corion

The term business model has been used repeatedly by many especially during the dot com boom. Some business models are basic and straight forward and date back many years depending on when the business was established.

Squeezing the Yahoos: The Airline Business Model

Frank Islam | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Frank Islam

Squeeze the yahoos. Squeeze them till it hurts. That appears to be the current airline business model for customer pricing, seating, luggage storage, amenities, service, and communication management.

Hacking the WIN-Win-Win Business Model

Rajesh Setty | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Rajesh Setty

The model is simple - you serve the needs of your core customers for free or almost for free. The core customer's activity creates a side-effect that can be harnessed to create value for another set of customers that are willing to pay.

Hedge Fund Win-Win Fee Model -- Innovative and Fair in Many Respects

Spiros Margaris | Posted 05.06.2015 | Money
Spiros Margaris

Most hedge funds charge management fees of 1-2 percent of assets under management and, in addition, performance fees of 20 percent.

Purpose: the ‘Secret' Ingredient of Success

Maria Pinelli | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Maria Pinelli

Businesses that have a genuine sense of purpose draw customers to them and have guiding principles that see them through good times and bad. Therefore, they tend to grow sustainably and achieve long-lasting financial success.

Three Powerful Product Strategies That Can Improve Your Business

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

As the Internet and mobile technologies have grown in importance, so has the concept of the business or product revenue model. Quite simply, a business, revenue, or product model delineates how a company will make money from its products.

Students Are Not Customers

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 02.10.2015 | Education
Keith M. Parsons

What is wrong with the "business model" for higher education? Business models are great -- for businesses. However, educating human beings is not like manufacturing and marketing widgets.