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10+ most popular Strategyzer articles, as voted by our community.
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Strategyzer on Business Ideas
How To Systematically Reduce The Risk & Uncertainty Of New Ideas
As an innovator & entrepreneur your #1 task is to reduce the risk and uncertainty of new business ideas before you invest big and scale. In this post we outline one of the several big ideas we’ve developed in a project on innovation metrics with three large multinational companies and an SME.
Strategyzer on Business Models
Innovation Metrics vs Execution Metrics
It’s a huge challenge for innovation teams to establish and implement innovation metrics in their organization. Why? Because they substantially differ from the established metrics that focus on…
Strategyzer on Business Strategy
Business Model Canvas – Download the Official Template
Download the business model canvas template and start planning a business model straight away! Download the pdf template for free | Strategyzer Tools
Strategyzer on Customer Development
How Customers Adopt Products
This is a tool called the Forces Diagram that helps you understand why customers may switch or may not switch to a new value proposition or solution. We found the concept and tool to be very valuable…
Strategyzer on Innovation
3 mistakes CEOs and CFOs make when investing in innovation
Investing in innovation isn’t the same as investing in your business. Three of the top mistakes CEOs and CFOs make when investing in innovation are asking innovation teams to write business plans and…
Strategyzer on Jeff Bezos
How Jeff Bezos Maintains Amazon’s Killer Company Culture
Amazon's stellar growth and reinvention isn't just magic, it's engrained in the company culture. We dig through Jeff Bezos's letter to shareholders and unearth concrete examples of how Bezos builds a company culture that constantly pioneers in new spaces. At the end of this post, we give you a concrete way to capture your culture with Amazon as a reference.
Strategyzer on Startups
Why Lengthy Business Plans Increase The Risk Of Failure
Business plans are great for execution challenges like building a new factory or expanding your sales force. However, insisting on a business plan when it comes to innovation and new ventures is a terrible idea. In fact, lengthy business plans often increase the risk of failure. Let me explain and offer an alternative.
Strategyzer on Success
Celebrate Failures as Much as The Successes
To build a portfolio of innovation projects you can't just reward successful projects. Its just as important to celebrate the failures as much as the wins
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Prototype, Learn, & Iterate
At each stage of your innovation journey, you should use different tools with different levels of granularity to prototype your ideas. Let me walk you through that journey.
The High Value Customer Jobs You Need to Focus On
Great value proposition creators focus on only a few jobs, pains, and gains, but they do that extremely well. Do you know which high value customer jobs you should focus on? We explain.
How To Build Invincible Companies
It’s more important than ever for companies to focus on inventing the future. Companies have to start giving more power and prestige to growth innovation, or risk becoming irrelevant. Yves Pigneur and I explain three crucial areas to address this challenge.
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