November, 2014Archive for

10 New Conditions of Business

10 New Conditions of Business I have just published a set of 1o New Conditions of Business, to help entrepreneurs recognize some really important trends that are most likely affecting their startup whether they know it or not. They are all very important and complex. I don't begin to think that my introductions are the best in the world, nor is the list necessarily complete. I invite readers to review what I have written, comment, add, or suggest improvements to the set of ten topics, which a...

Wrap This Around Your Head

Wrap This Around Your Head I am very grateful to have been asked by the son of colleague at Marlboro College, where I teach on the MBA program, if I had any advice on his application to an amazing new academic institution that combines art, technology and the business of innovation. Not having heard of it before, I found out that this disruptive initiative is one of the most exciting things happening in entrepreneurship learning. With a visionary $70 million gift from music-industry leaders Ji...

Startup Basics: a book for business owners

Startup Basics–a book for business owners The Mobile Boardroom: Top Tips for Business Success by Nik Askaroff & Julian Clay is a compact, no-frills guide that covers the main commercial areas of business. You can read the book in one, or maybe two, sittings and get a full picture of the things you need to cover in setting up and running a business. The book is one of the most down-to-earth and un-flashy guides I have come across. The simple model of how to create a business concept is a ve...

A New Book Entrepreneurs Should Buy

A New Book Entrepreneurs Should Buy I already promote heavily the use of Business Model Generation by Alex Osterwalder et al, and now they have published Value Proposition Design and a new Value Proposition Canvas to go with it. What's important about the new canvas is that it overlays the two key boxes on the Business Model Canvas: the Value Proposition box and the Customer Segments box. Why is this? Because the square in the VP canvas is about what you offer and the circle is about what the ...