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Can innovative companies survive without their gurus?

 Can innovative companies survive without their gurus?

Many successful companies have innovative masterminds at the wheel. In order to find out how important they are, we asked people which company they thought was the most innovative: Apple, Amazon, Tesla or others? A mere three percent of voters, only one person, voted for Apple. It’s...

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Forget about prototyping and MVPs. Pretotype!

 Forget about prototyping and MVPs. Pretotype!

I often experienced how hard it is to get buy-in and real commitment for innovative ideas. It can be very hard to make people feel passionate about an idea YOU came up with. But if you make something very concrete and even tangible, people become very enthusiastic, give constructive...

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Don’t be a freezing frog. Pivot.

 Don’t be a freezing frog. Pivot.

In the 19th century a cruel yet fascinating science experiment was done*. Researchers put a frog in a pan of boiling water and the frog quickly jumped out. But when they put a frog in cold water and put the water to boil, the frog wouldn’t move and slowly boil to death. The...

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INSIDE SILICON VALLEY PLAYBOOK: tips & tricks for entrepreneurs visiting the Valley

 INSIDE SILICON VALLEY PLAYBOOK: tips & tricks for entrepreneurs visiting the Valley

Every day lots of Entrepreneurs visit Silicon Valley. They come here looking for inspiration, for funding, finding new customers and they maybe even wanting to start their business in the Valley. Over the years I have met a lot of these entrepreneurs. They all decided to black out...

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Design Should Be At The Core Of Everything

 Design Should Be At The Core Of Everything

When your book is number one and it hasn’t even hit the stores, you know you’re doing something right. I interviewed the designers of “Design A Better Business” to understand what their secret is. And believe it or not… It’s design. Maarten, wearing custom made shoes,...

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How A Great Vision Brings You To The Moon

 How A Great Vision Brings You To The Moon

What drives business model innovation at leading companies such as AirBnB or Alibaba? Is it better ideas, more resources, smarter people, more advanced technology, or a better network? All of these things are important, but there is another, more powerful artefact that drives innovation...

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How to ask the right questions

 How to ask the right questions

Have a beer with your buddy: seven steps on how to obtain a deeper understanding of your customers’ needs. During a recent customer project I worked on, we defined new potential value propositions for their business. These, of course, are assumed value propositions. Now we are at...

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A hundred-day race

 A hundred-day race

Imagine yourself wanting to write a book and your publisher tells you that you can, but it should be finished by next month. What do you do? It happened to Patrick van der Pijl, the Dutch CEO of international Strategy & Design Bureau Business Models Inc., when he and his team...

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Comfortably stuck? Be a rebel!

 Comfortably stuck? Be a rebel!

So you have a nice job. Challenging work. Great colleagues. Good salary. You can combine your private and working life quite ok. You have development opportunities. Moving up. You are a CEO, head of marketing, consultant, entrepreneur, anything. And still… You kind of feel that...

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BMInc UK’s New London Office

 BMInc UK’s New London Office

www.wework.com – Image Source A New London Office We’re happy to announce that we’ve taken new office space to support our growth in London and the UK. We can now be found in the super-cool, innovative surroundings of WeWork Moorgate. ‘As soon as I walked into the space...

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BMInc UK’s New London Office