A System of Activities

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost, Blog

Business Model Canvas:
When I searched for “Business Model Canvas,” Google returned about 120 million links. A quick perusal of the results shows that there are many different kinds of business models and ways of outlining those models. One block in common in these different canvasses is the “Key Activities” block. Most of the other blocks are support or enablers of those activities.

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The map is not the territory.

The Model Isn’t the Economy

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

Maps, Models, and Filters: There’s an old admonition that “The map is NOT the territory.” I say (and I’m sure others before me have said), “The economic model is NOT the economy.” We all view the world through our mental filters. We can certainly get ourselves in trouble if we do too much visualization of the territory based on a …

Staying ahead of the juggernaut

Even IF You’re on the Right Track

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

The Relentless Technology Train: Even if you’re on the right track, you must be moving fast enough to stay ahead of the train of technological change, or you will be run over! Being slow to adapt isn’t cutting it these days. And the juggernaut is getting faster all the time. I just received a “Call for Papers” from the University of …

I refuse to give up!

I refuse to give up

Dave Kinnear1-On Leadership

I have heard that statement many times in the last couple of years. Our economy, institutions, companies, families and individuals have been through some tough times. Many folks have become resigned to a fate not of their choosing. They want to work; but can’t find work and so struggle to make ends meet as best they can. In general I …