Month: December 2010

Analysing Business Models (Part 2)

Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur in their book Business Model Generation present five main business model patterns. Each has its own variations: Unbundled Product innovation (Apple) Customer relationship management (Private banks) Infrastructure management (Retail banking) The Long Tail – Sell less of more niche products, have low inventory costs and strong infrastructural platforms (Netflix) Multi… Read more »

Analysing Business Models (Part 1)

I was asked last week how to go about understanding business model designs and how to analyse incumbent models. The answer is not straight forward. I believe that business model thinking requires an understanding of: What constitutes a business model: The challenge here is that there is not one universal standard for thinking and describing… Read more »