It has been sometime since I sat at my computer to pen (type?) a new post - holidays and some unwelcome ill health have lead to more 'slippage' than I would have liked and for those of you eager for news of the report and the workshops, I am truly sorry for the delay.
I am completing the report at the moment and will let you have an update on timings as soon as possible.
In the meantime, I would like to commend 2 books to you, one has been around for a while and the other is brand new. Re-imagine by Tom Peters (http://www.tompeters.com/reimagine/conversation.php) came out in 2003 and is sub-titled 'Business excellence in a disruptive age'. Peters is a first division management guru, ex Harvard, ex McKinsey and the author of the work which re-wrote the corporate playbook in the early 1980s. This pedigree is not, however, why I am recommending the book - I am recommending it because (a) the guy knows his onions and (b) it is a truly innovative, visually exciting and inspiring book which will question your thinking, stimulate new ideas and be a fun read too.
The second is a new publication called Business Model Generation by Osterwalder and Pigneur - http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/. It is fabulous, does not assume you have an MBA (or even like numbers) and offers the best framework for describing a business model I know.
Thanks for reading