Our network of innovative thought leaders

We work closely together with innovative thought leaders to keep up with the latest insights in strategy, innovation, business modeling, business design, lean startup and visual thinking. We include their ideas in our strategy work and regularly organize masterclasses and events with them.

Business Modeling: Alexander Osterwalder

Patrick van der Pijl, CEO of Business Models Inc. and Alex Osterwalder produced the bestseller Business Model Generation: a handbook for visionaries, game changers and challengers. Alexander Osterwalder now runs masterclasses around the world about the Business Model Canvas, Patrick van der Pijl delivers strategy consultancy to organizations worldwide based on Business Model Generation. We still work closely with Alex Osterwalder in research, case studies and expanding the method of business model innovation.

Online Business Modeling Tools: Strategyzer

All our strategy work includes the use of Strategyzer: the online toolbox to build better business models developed by Alex Osterwalder. The Business Model Canvas is the heart of Strategyzer, but there’s much, much more: you can rapidly sketch out business ideas with the Business Model Canvas, you can work on business models together with your team, clients or anyone else and you can explore different financial scenarios and test the numbers. Price: from $ 29,99 per month per project billed annually.

Visual Thinking: David Sibbet

During our strategy consultancy we make use of visual templates like the Vision Canvas and the Context Canvas, based on the ones designed by David Sibbet. Since the 1970’s, David Sibbet has been an expert in the field of visual thinking, graphic facilitation, and visual meetings. In 2012, we translated his book Visual Meetings: How graphics, sticky notes and idea mapping can transform group productivity, into Dutch.

Designing Strategic Conversations: Lisa Kay Solomon

Our partner in the US, Lisa Kay Solomon, published the book Moments of Impact: How to design strategic conversations that accelerate change, in 2014. We work closely with Lisa in designing strategic conversations for clients in both the US and other countries. We initiated the translation of the book into Dutch.

Lean Startup: Steve Blank

For our startup projects we make use of the insights of Steve Blank, author of The Startup Owner’s Manual, and professor entrepreneurship and innovation at Stanford University, Berkeley University, and Columbia University. Steve’s insights about Customer Development and Customer Validation contributed to the Lean Startup Movement.

Other partners and books

We believe that games and visual language are important tools and instruments to make strategy and innovation simple and to increase creativity and teamwork. We therefore also work closely together with Sunny Brown, co-author of Gamestorming: a playbook for innovators, rulebreakers and changemakers, Tim Clark, author of Business Model You: a one-page method for re-inventing your career, and Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin: solving problems and selling ideas with pictures,and Blah, Blah, Blah: what to do when words don’t work. We initiated the Dutch translations of these books.

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