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7 Business Model Personalities

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Business models are like instruction manuals for your business. Models have become a popular expression of business strategy.

Business models for ecommerce 2.0

The Equity Kicker

This is a good framework to think about whether a startup will be able to compete with Amazon. Forward

Why Build, Measure, Learn – isn’t just throwing things against the wall to see if they work

Steve Blank

But it lacked a framework for testing all commercialization hypotheses outside of the building. Here’s how. Waterfall Development.

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When Hell Froze Over – in the Harvard Business Review

Steve Blank

In my 21 years as an entrepreneur, I would come up for air once a month to religiously read the Harvard Business Review. ” Groucho Marx.

Search versus Execute

Steve Blank

When does a new venture focus on customer development and business models ? And when do business planning and execution come into play?

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Dave Balter’s framework for being a great leader

Fred Destin

The OGSM framework can be use to manage change at each of these levels. Simple framework : the top 5 list. Thought leadership for DH.

The History of Lean Planning

Up and Running

Lean Planning is a concept that we introduced back in 2012 as an evolution in business planning. See Also: Business Planning Guide.

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Blowing up the Business Plan at U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School

Steve Blank

Berkeley Haas Business School is a leader in entrepreneurship education. It has replaced how to write a business plan with hands-on Lean Startup methods. Berkeley in 2010 to run the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship in the Haas School of Business we were teaching entrepreneurship the same way as when I was a student back in 1995.

Tim Berry on the Business Model and Business Plan | Video

Campus Entrepreneurship

Tim Berry offers a video investigating business models and plans. He uses Osterwalder as his business model representative. And that’s very compatible with business planning. I’ve already incorporated the business model canvas into three business plans I’m working on right now, as a good framework for thinking.

Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – Lessons Learned (Part 2)

Steve Blank

When the teams exited the bootcamp, however, it was unclear which existing business unit should evaluate them. Read it first. Epilogue.

A New Way to Teach Entrepreneurship – The Lean LaunchPad at Stanford: Class 1

Steve Blank

We were positing that 20 years of teaching “how to write a business plan” might be obsolete. Startups, What if I was wrong? The First Class.

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How To Build a Web Startup – Lean LaunchPad Edition

Steve Blank

As part of our Lean LaunchPad  classes at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia and for the National Science Foundation, students build a startup in 8 weeks using Business Model Design + Customer Development. Read Business Model Generation pages 1-72, and The Four Steps to the Epiphany Chapter 3. So today, I offer my next attempt.

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How a 1-Page Business Model Will – and Won’t – Help Your Lean Startup

Kevin Dewalt

During my Startup Help sessions with entrepreneurs worldwide I am frequently asked to review a 1-page summary of their business assumptions.

When is a Failed Concept a Success?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

A student come up to me before class the week before their business plans were due this past semester looking very dejected. "My concept just can't work," she said. The more she tried to pivot the business model, the more she uncovered evidence that convinced her that she had reached a dead end. But do not ignore the evidence.

A visual guide to pitching

Version One Ventures

Below, I’ve drawn how I map a typical checklist into a framework to help you better understand what we are listening for in a pitch.

Is ?Data? a Business Model? ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

Is “Data” a Business Model? But I still firmly believe the overall framework holds true. About Me. March 30, 2012.

Good Start, But This App Needs a Few Pivots

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The stars all seemed to be converging for me as a fan of the Business Model Canvas. I am refining the 3.0 version of my syllabus for my planning class that has become largely centered around the Business Model Generation framework. My class no longer looks like a traditional old business planning class.

A visual guide to pitching

Version One Ventures

Below, I’ve drawn how I map a typical checklist into a framework to help you better understand what we are listening for in a pitch.

Interview with Sramana Mitra on 1M/1M Program

Life Beyond Code

And finally, we have defined 1M/1M as a framework for capitalism 2.0, a distributed, democratic model of capitalism. We want every entrepreneur to have access to our curriculum and incubation services, and give them an opportunity to build their businesses, irrespective of the scale of their entrepreneurial aspirations.

A Business Rebound is Not All Positive for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

As the business economy rebounds, many entrepreneurs are thinking that life will soon get easier, and their opportunity can only grow.

How Investors Make Better Decisions: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

language corporate innovation groups can use to communicate to business units and finance. Here’s John’s story. But the ‘ah-hah!’ No ambiguity.

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

Horizon 1 are mature businesses. Horizon 2 are rapidly growing businesses. Horizon 3 are emerging businesses. Here’s how. Oh no!

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Happy New Year! Product Management in 2012

The Product Guy

Decreasing use of the free service / product business model. You can actually create a viable, sustainable business by charging customers money. With all of the frameworks that have been developed to extract, transform, and transport XML, there will be great entrepreneurial opportunities in 2012 tooling-up JSON. Offline.

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Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why are you Still Making.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Development and Business Lessons By Michael Woloszynowicz By Michael Woloszynowicz Sunday, January 23, 2011 Why are you Still Making Crap?

No One Wins In Business Plan Competitions

Steve Blank

Last week one of the schools I teach at invited me to judge a business plan contest. Business Plan Versus Business Models.

Get a Grip on Innovation — 10 Questions, 20 Minutes

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

So New Product, New Service, Improved Process, New Business, New Business Model — and any others. “KEYS “).

Is Your Company Ready To Deliver Value As A Service?


We are now approaching the final frontier of that model: Value as a Service (VaaS). Signing up for value. The handoff. The handoff.

Business Model Exercise: The “Personalized Case” Method

Launching Tech Ventures

The business model exercise recreates the analytical rigor of the case study method in a more personalized setting. Close the loop.

It’s Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

Teams can prove their competence and validate their ideas by showing investors evidence that there’s a repeatable and scalable business model.

The Lean LaunchPad at Stanford – The Final Presentations

Steve Blank

The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. Syllabus is  here. This is the End.

Learning Through Reflection

Steve Blank

using the business model canvas as the framework. in order to validate/invalidate their business model hypotheses.

How to build your growth machine: Part 1

The Next Web

Every organization is unique; each with different customers, markets, products, and business models. Entrepreneur Insider

Reinventing the Board Meeting – Part 2 of 2 – Virtual Valley Ventures

Steve Blank

Startups now understand what they should be doing in their early formative days is  search for a business model. for a business model.

Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

It’s a model for a government program that’s gotten the balance between public/private partnerships just right. Why This Matters.

Thinking About Buying a Franchise? Consider These Pros and Cons

Up and Running

Is buying a franchise smarter than starting your own business? Franchises are proven, safer models, but you can kiss flexibility goodbye.

Why Real Learning is Outside the Building, Not Demo Day

Steve Blank

Here’s the story of one such team; Jonathan Wylie, Lakshmi Shivalingaiah and the Evoke team. Here’s how that happened. Not quite…. Out of the Building.

The #CustDev Whiteboard

Market by Numbers

Arguably, one could easily waste as much time documenting assumptions on your business model canvas as documenting them inside a 40 page business plan.

Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

It’s a model for a government program that’s gotten the balance between public/private partnerships just right. Why This Matters.

Building in public forces true competitive advantage

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

But what about your business? You are therefore forced to build some other competitive advantage into your business. Essays

Should this startup exist? Converting 5W’s into existential justification

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

The result is a framework to help decide whether a startup is viable. And How. Who → Why you? Why is this the right team to tackle this problem?