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Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and…

by Alexander Osterwalder (Author), Yves Pigneur (Author)

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Alex Osterwalder's book is the source of the Business Model Canvas - that one page business snapshot that so many entrepreneurs are now using to plot and shape their start-ups. Business plan competitions and some investors are asking eager entrepreneurs to come prepared with a pitch and a canvas. Steve Blank's Lean Launchpad programs are also built using the business model canvas.

In this book, you'll find clear definitions and examples of the 9 building blocks of the canvas: customer segments, value propositions, channels, customer relationships, revenue streams, key resources, key activities, key partnerships and cost structure. Even if you never build a canvas, Dr. Osterwalder's book offers entrepreneurs a map of the type of questions they should be asking as they move forward with their ventures.
  newtonco | Jun 21, 2014 |
What a marvellous book talking easily over financial and technical subjects - I would say the Corporates cornerstone !
Reading was like hiding the full complexity and then follows cooking book to get rid of complex recipes dinners !
Pragmatic visual presentation helps to surround the End-2-End Business Models paths ...
Definitively a must read book :-)

January, 1st - 2013 ( )
  Fouad_Bendris | Jan 1, 2013 |
I have found that this title covers almost all the little things that I have been incorporating into my own models over the past 10 years - and in a diagram that is so well thought out that it incorporates most of the analysis in one way or another - this is a keeper and I keep referring to it to gain more insight. ( )
  jeremiahstover | May 6, 2012 |
This book is full of interesting ideas, mostly coming from creative design, on how to work on a business model, or revise it. Its greatest call to fame: it doesn't look like a business book at all, full of doodles, charts, exercices, concise real-life examples.
It only gets 3 stars from me, though, because I really didn't like the badly lit, blurry, camera-phone-like photographs shown in this book. Maybe it's done on purpose to convey "spontaneity", but it contrasts very badly with the otherwise rather aesthetic contents. And, well, despite looking less boring than conventional business books, it is still a book on business models, and business models is still a subject I personally find rather boring... ( )
  timtom | Jan 28, 2011 |
This book is not your usual business book as it is very well designed and crafted. Great content with excellent structure, layout, and well balanced depth of presentation. This book has triggered not only ideas, but ways to think about many business needs and structures for clients. ( )
  vanderwal | Dec 20, 2010 |
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Offers tools and techniques to systematically understand, design, and implement new business models and renovate and rework old models.

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