As a business leader you need transparency to understand which parts of your business have further potential to grow, which parts need renovation, and which parts are at substantial risk of disruption. You need to understand which initiatives have the potential to define tomorrow’s business. You aim to make sound investments in the future, while consciously managing risk.
As an innovation leader and team you help your organization de-risk ideas that keep it growing and improving. You put the tools, processes, and metrics in place that help manage innovation. You understand how to enhance innovation opportunities by embedding them in sound business models in order to disrupt entire arenas or renovate your company’s declining business models.
As an entrepreneur your only goal is to de-risk your idea and turn it into a real business. You understand that the hard part of entrepreneurship is to constantly test, and adapt your idea based on input from the real world. You know that superior business models - rather than technology or product innovation alone - will allow you to disrupt entire industries and build a more sustainable business.
Invincible companies not only know how to design superior business models but they constantly reinvent themselves.
In The Invincible Company, we demonstrate how any organization can become unstoppable by managing a portfolio of existing businesses and by simultaneously exploring a pipeline of potential new growth engines.
The hands-on book contains several practical and essential tools including the Business Portfolio Map, Innovation Metrics, the Culture Map and a series of illustrated Business Model Mechanics.
The combination of these tools and our learnings will allow any company to forge a path toward becoming the next Invincible Company.
Dr. Alexander Osterwalder is the lead author of the international bestseller Business Model Generation, passionate entrepreneur, and in-demand speaker.
Dr. Yves Pigneur is co-author of Business Model Generation and a professor of management and information systems at the University of Lausanne.
Alan is obsessed with design, business, and the ways we do them. He cofounded Strategyzer, helping business people make stuff that customers actually want.
Fred is an executive advisor and associate at Strategyzer. He works hand-in-hand with major companies to help them deliver innovation and business transformation outcomes.
Chris is a multidisciplinary designer who has spent his time working on business publications, most recently as Assistant Art Director at The Globe and Mail. This is the first book he has collaborated on with the Strategyzer team.
Lucy is an innovation advisor to organizations large and small, helping them ideate and launch new products to seek breakthrough growth.
Got this book for my son as he is currently studying Business Management. Tons of images, illustrations and photos which is a new dawn in exploring and exploiting business models than the typical full-on textbook. This book is way different from ... Read more >
— Pauline E.
I very much enjoyed this book, I had a sense of what I was in store for by downloading and reading the preview. I am familiar with discussions about business innovation, thorough development of new revenue models, marketing strategies, product ... Read more >
— D. Steel
Is your company struggling to adapt to changing industry forces and/or customer needs? Do coworkers and leaders attribute innovation to the success of big bets on novel ideas? Does your company apply the same process and success metrics of your ... Read more >
— Joshua H.
If you are a business leader in search of a clear perspective of how to future-proof your organisation, this is possibly the most complete guide that you will find. The Invincible Company is a practical guide on how established companies can ... Read more >
— Dennis M.
The Strategyzer team have done it again and produced a classic. This has the feel of a book that will stand the test of time. Of course it’s produced with the same high quality visual design as the rest of this series. Its focus on building a ... Read more >
This will be a business classic. Simple and clear frameworks for startup and established businesses alike to use business model design, a portfolio approach to new business idea validation and reinvention of existing businesses to capture new ... Read more >
— James B.