What Is a Business Model Canvas? Business Model Canvas In A Nutshell


The business model canvas is a framework proposed by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur in Busines Model Generation enabling the design of business models through nine building blocks comprising: key partners, key activities, value propositions, customer relationships, customer segments, critical resources, channels, cost structure, and revenue streams. Quick intro to business models A business model is … Continue reading What Is a Business Model Canvas? Business Model Canvas In A Nutshell

How Amazon Makes Money: Amazon Business Model in a Nutshell


Amazon has a diversified business model. In 2018 Amazon posted over $232 billion in revenues and over $10 billion in net profits. Online stores contributed to nearly 52% of Amazon revenues, followed by Physical Stores, Third-party Seller Services, Amazon AWS, Subscription Services, and Advertising revenues. A quick summary of the Amazon business model Started in 1994 as … Continue reading How Amazon Makes Money: Amazon Business Model in a Nutshell

What Is a Business Model? 30 Successful Types of Business Models You Need to Know


A business model is a framework for finding a systematic way to unlock long-term value for an organization while delivering value to customers and capturing value through monetization strategies. A business model is a holistic framework to understand, design, and test your business assumptions in the marketplace. What is a business model and why is … Continue reading What Is a Business Model? 30 Successful Types of Business Models You Need to Know

Eight Things You Need To Know About Business Model Innovation


In the last years, I’ve been dissecting business models of any type, and companies of any size. At the same time, I’ve been talking, interviewing, and discussing business model and business model innovation with dozens of entrepreneurs and practitioners. I’ve been doing that for several reasons: To gain a better understanding of businesses around me. … Continue reading Eight Things You Need To Know About Business Model Innovation

The Complete Guide To Growth Hacking


Growth hacking is a process of rapid experimentation, coupled with the understanding of the whole funnel, where marketing, product, data analysis, and engineering work together to achieve rapid growth. The growth hacking process goes through four key stages of analyzing, ideating, prioritizing and testing.  It is critical to integrate growth hacking within your business model … Continue reading The Complete Guide To Growth Hacking

Blue Ocean Strategy: Value Innovation To Create An Uncontested Market


A blue ocean is a strategy where the boundaries of existing markets are redefined, and new uncontested markets are created. At its core, there is value innovation, for which uncontested markets are created, where competition is made irrelevant. And the cost-value trade-off is broken. Thus, companies following a blue ocean strategy offer much more value … Continue reading Blue Ocean Strategy: Value Innovation To Create An Uncontested Market

Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big With Bo Burlingham [Interview]


In today’s session, I had the pleasure to have Bo Burlingham, contributing writer at Forbes, co-founder of the Small Giants Community, former editor-at-large for Inc. Magazine and author of several books among which I really loved and enjoyed Small Giants, which is going to be the topic of this conversation. What drove you to the … Continue reading Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big With Bo Burlingham [Interview]

What Is Bootstrapping? Why A Bootstrapping Business Is The Way To Go


A bootstrapper isnʼt a particular demographic or even a certain financial situation. Instead, itʼs a state of mind. That is how Seth Godin described bootstrapping in his “The Bootstrapper Bible.” As firms which are venture capital backed get so much media attention, it’s easy to miss the other 99% of businesses out there which made … Continue reading What Is Bootstrapping? Why A Bootstrapping Business Is The Way To Go

A Guide To Disruptive Business Models With Thales Teixeira [Lecture]


For this interview, I have with me Thales Teixeira, professor at Harvard Business School and author of “Unlocking the Customer Value Chain,” (you can download a free chapter of the book here) which is an incredible book and an incredible reading, especially if you’re trying to understand how today’s business world works. I asked Thales … Continue reading A Guide To Disruptive Business Models With Thales Teixeira [Lecture]

How Does Pinterest Work And Make Money? Pinterest Business Model In A Nutshell


Pinterest makes money by selling advertising for marketers and companies that can gain visibility for their brands and more sales for their shops. In 2018, Pinterest made over $755 million in advertising revenue, and it had 250 million monthly active users.  The foundation of any business model needs to be built on top of a … Continue reading How Does Pinterest Work And Make Money? Pinterest Business Model In A Nutshell

How Does Facebook Make Money? Facebook Business Model In A Nutshell


Facebook makes money with an advertising business model. Almost all the revenue comes from targeted advertising. Indeed, Facebook revenue breakdown in 2018 was: Advertising (over 98% of revenues): it primarily consists of displaying ad products on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and third-party  Payments and other fees (less than 2% of total revenues):  it consists of the net fee … Continue reading How Does Facebook Make Money? Facebook Business Model In A Nutshell

How Does Netflix Make Money? Netflix Business Model Explained


Netflix is a subscription service which makes money with a simple subscription-based packaging and three subscriptions levels (basic, standard and premium) from which you can get the streaming of all the available series, movies and shows available on the Netflix library. Netflix is changing the way we consume traditional media. From series like Stranger Things, … Continue reading How Does Netflix Make Money? Netflix Business Model Explained

What Is A Technology Adoption Curve? The Five Stages Of A Technology Adoption Life Cycle


In his book, Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers, Geoffrey A. Moore highlights a model that tries to dissect and represent the stages of adoption of high-tech products. More precisely this model goes through five stages. Each of those stages (innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggard) has a … Continue reading What Is A Technology Adoption Curve? The Five Stages Of A Technology Adoption Life Cycle

Digital Business Models Map: The Most Popular Digital Business Model Types


A digital business model might be defined as a model that leverages on digital technology to improve several aspects of an organization. From how customers interact, to how the value proposition is derived, or how monetization happens. We all like to think of digital business models as innovative in their own sake. However, in many … Continue reading Digital Business Models Map: The Most Popular Digital Business Model Types

How Does WeWork Make Money? WeWork Business Model In A Nutshell


WeWork runs a membership model that gets monetized via a set of packages which include ancillary value-added products and services to enable companies to scale or shrink their workspace on-demand. WeWork defined its revenue model space-as-a-service claimed to be more scalable than a traditional commercial real estate. Let’s see what it all means, to make … Continue reading How Does WeWork Make Money? WeWork Business Model In A Nutshell

How Does Grammarly Make Money? Grammarly Business Model In A Nutshell


Grammarly leverages on a freemium service, where free users are prompted to switch to a paid subscription. Grammarly makes money by selling premium plans starting at $11.66 to $29.95 per month. The company also makes money by selling human proofreading services to its paid users. Grammarly bootstrapping story, organizational structure Developed in 2009 by Ukrainians … Continue reading How Does Grammarly Make Money? Grammarly Business Model In A Nutshell