‘…an impressively comprehensive compendium of many of the most current ideas concerning the structure and development of businesses.′ (Anglohigher.com, May 2011). ‘... this handbook is likely to prove an excellent help for evaluating business models’. (Anatello.com, July 2011).
From the Back Cover
You′re holding a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow′s enterprises. It′s a book for the business model generation. Disruptive new business models are emblematic of our generation. Yet they remain poorly understood, even as they transform competitive landscapes across industries. Business Model Generation offers you powerful, simple, tested tools for understanding, designing, reworking, and implementing business models. Business Model Generation is a practical, inspiring handbook for anyone striving to improve a business model – or craft a new one. CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT BUSINESS MODELS Business Model Generation will teach you powerful and practical innovation techniques used today by leading companies worldwide. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a new business model — or analyze and renovate an old one. CO–CREATED BY 470 STRATEGY PRACTITIONERS Business Model Generation practices what it preaches. Coauthored by 470 Business Model Canvas practitioners from forty–five countries, the book was financed and produced independently of the traditional publishing industry. It features a tightly integrated, visual, lie–flat design that enables immediate hands–on use. DESIGNED FOR DOERS Business Model Generation is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new, innovative models of value creation: executives, consultants, entrepreneurs — and leaders of all organizations.
About the Author
Alexander Osterwalder (Lausanne, Switzerland; alexosterwalder.com; businessmodelgeneration.com) is a speaker, workshop facilitator and strategy consultant to organizations in 20 countries on all continents. Besides his speaking engagements, Dr. Osterwalder focuses on executive training in the domain of business model development and innovation. He writes a popular blog on business model innovation at www.businessmodelalchemist.com. Organizations that use the business strategy described in Business Model Generation include 3M, Ericsson, IBM, Telenor, Capgemini, Deloitte, and many more. Yves Pigneur , PhD, (Lausanne, Switzerland; http://hecshost.unil.ch/ypigneur/) is a professor of business and head of the Information Systems Institute of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has held visiting professorships at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Dr. Pigneur is the chairperson of several conferences (IFIP, ISDSS, AIM). His research has been published in over fifty books, refereed journals and conference proceedings.