Prof. Robert Appleton of Ryerson University recently told me: “In most fields, the language [of communication] is still dominated by words and numbers.” I think he is right. Think about the daily routine in most organizations. We produce reports and strategy papers. We often forget to convey this knowledge into tangible pictures and stories.
Visualize Business Models
I bought the book Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers [72 slides free online at SlideShare] by Alexander Osterwalder. First, this book provides and easy understandable and visual approach for capturing the value and the implications of business models. This book is a useful “ready to use” tool to change the way in which you approach your work. Roger Martin, an advocate for design thinking in business says: “Businesspeople don’t just need to understand designers better – they need to become designers.”
Second, the book itself has a new business model. It is co-created by 470 practitioners.
Value Model of Open Data
Citation: Robert David Steele, Graphic: Old Versus New Intelligence Process, Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 26 March 2013.
Supercedes Chile, IADB.
Citation: Robert David Steele, Graphic: An Evolutionary Path for Intelligence, Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 26 March 2013.
Slide: 21st Century Process Updated