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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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Business Savvy Creatives – A Revolution in the Music Industry

 Business Savvy Creatives – A Revolution in the Music Industry

14-09-2016 We are all witnesses of one the biggest industry disruptions of our time. The music industry is falling apart: the businesses built around fame and record sales are dying a slow and painful death. Nielsen’s mid-year US music report from 2014 already showed 15% percent drop in album...

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Is your business portfolio future proof or not? Let’s see!

 Is your business portfolio future proof or not? Let’s see!

01-08-2016 In the conversations I have with CxO’s, and the strategy work and trainings I do with companies, the sustainability of the business portfolio is often a topic of interest. And with good reason! Too often the conclusion is that the portfolio is not future proof, which might not...

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Non-Profit Strategy Design: HEAL and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

 Non-Profit Strategy Design: HEAL and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

13-04-2016 Working with HEAL Trafficking Hanni Stoklosa, an emergency physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, was surprised to learn that human trafficking is prolific in the United States and that up to 88% of trafficking survivors have contact with the healthcare...

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9 Reasons why Business Model Innovation and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® are a perfect match

 9 Reasons why Business Model Innovation and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® are a perfect match

07-12-2015 We think Business Model Innovation, Design Thinking and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) are the perfect match. Why? 9 reasons. It helps you to image alternate solutions: Design Thinking is about identifying and working within given constraints to arrive at new and better solutions. Once...

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Six ways throwing a Dinner Party can help you become a better Strategist

 Six ways throwing a Dinner Party can help you become a better Strategist

05-11-2015 Cooking is an oft-used metaphor for leadership (this article does a good job describing this).  This makes sense.  Both leadership and cooking are about taking action, using the tools at hand, and rolling with the punches (when things go a bit wonky).  However, as good a cook or...

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What does the Lending Club IPO indicate?

 What does the Lending Club IPO indicate?

09-09-2015 Retail banking is one of the oldest and most established industries.  While in most economies we see a lot of activity such as bankruptcies, mergers, buy-out and such, we still tend to assume that banking is a safe bet. If that’s the case, then why did Bill Gates say “banking...

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Freshwatching Trends: Online Booking/Reservations as a Crucial Value Proposition for the Services Industry

 Freshwatching Trends: Online Booking/Reservations as a Crucial Value Proposition for the Services Industry

21-08-2015 Freshwatching: looking at successful business models from other companies and industries and comparing them with yours. What can you learn? During the process of Business Model Innovation, it is important to note trends in other industries. One of these undeniable trends is online...

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10 Steps To Keep Your Company From Being Disrupted

 10 Steps To Keep Your Company From Being Disrupted

23-07-2015 “For most companies today, the only truly sustainable advantage comes from out-innovating the competition.” This quote by James F. Moore – which is also the gist of his great Harvard Business Review article, titled Predators and Prey: A New Ecology of Competition – was never...

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10 Steps To Keep Your Company From Being Disrupted