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How To Use An Innovation Matrix To Help You Make Choices (Or…What Do I Do With ALL Of These Ideas?!)

 How To Use An Innovation Matrix To Help You Make Choices (Or…What Do I Do With ALL Of These Ideas?!)

20-01-2017 Brainstorming is fun! We all know it. People come together and think big. The ideas flow and the future looks bright. However, at some point, the law of diminishing returns begins to creep in. Alas, having too many ideas with no good way to cull them is almost as bad as not having...

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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

11-01-2017 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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How JENGA® Can Help You Find Your Riskiest Assumptions (With Your Team)

 How JENGA® Can Help You Find Your Riskiest Assumptions (With Your Team)

06-12-2016 In a past blog, titled How To Identify The Riskiest Assumption Of Your (Innovative) Idea, we wrote about how you can use the Business Model Canvas to help identify the riskiest assumptions of your business model. For instance, are your customers willing to spend money at all (and...

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3 Steps To Understand Your Customers (And WIN!)

 3 Steps To Understand Your Customers (And WIN!)

05-12-2016 All too often we come across companies – some of which we have ties to – that are in midst of developing unbelievably cool technologies and (what they would call) innovations that leave the customer out of the equation. For as much as human-centered design and customer development...

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Maastricht UMC+ shapes its own future

 Maastricht UMC+ shapes its own future

17-11-2016 “Hospital care as we currently know it is at the end of its life cycle. Other health care and business models will take over and if we want to keep playing a role, we will have to shape our own future”, says Frits van Merode, member of the board of directors at the UMC+ hospital...

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Breaking Down the Context of the 2016 US Elections

 Breaking Down the Context of the 2016 US Elections

31-10-2016 “It’s so much easier to suggest solutions when you don’t know too much about the problem.” ~Malcolm Forbes For as much as we’ve all probably been immersed in what’s going on with the 2016 US elections, sometimes it’s difficult to see the forest through the trees....

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With the right team, anything is possible

 With the right team, anything is possible

28-10-2016 Babe Ruth the famous American baseball player, once said, “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” The same can be said about...

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Design Should Be At The Core Of Everything

 Design Should Be At The Core Of Everything

11-10-2016 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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A hundred-day race

 A hundred-day race

26-09-2016 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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3 SIMPLE STEPS TO UNDERSTAND YOUR CUSTOMERS (AND WIN!)

 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO UNDERSTAND YOUR CUSTOMERS (AND WIN!)

15-06-2016 All too often we come across companies – some of which we have ties to – that are in midst of developing unbelievably cool technologies and (what they would call) innovations that leave the customer out of the equation. For as much as human-centered design and customer...

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3 SIMPLE STEPS TO UNDERSTAND YOUR CUSTOMERS (AND WIN!)