Alex Osterwalder, inventor of the Business Model Canvas is one of the world’s most influential strategy and innovation experts. Ranked No. 4 of the top 50 management thinkers worldwide, Alex is known for simplifying the strategy development process and turning complex concepts into digestible visual models.
In this talk, held at the [email protected], Brightline Initiative’s flagship event held in New York, Alex reveals interesting insights about managing growth and innovation while balancing excellence in strategy execution. “There are more companies that are becoming Amazon like, that put the acceptance of failure at the center of their strategy. Even though Amazon is the best place in the world to fail but the failure to expand your salesforce while you’re building new warehouses or managing factories is not an option.”
Watch the video below to learn more about Alex’s insights:
Dr. Alexander (Alex) Osterwalder is one of the world’s most influential strategy and innovation experts, a leading author, entrepreneur, and in-demand speaker whose work has changed the way established companies do business and how new ventures get started.
Ranked No. 4 of the top 50 management thinkers worldwide, Alex is known for simplifying the strategy development process and turning complex concepts into digestible visual models. Together with Yves Pigneur, he invented the Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, and Business Portfolio Map – practical tools that are trusted by millions of business practitioners from leading global companies including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, MasterCard, Sony, Fujitsu, 3M, Intel, Roche, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more.
Strategyzer, the company Osterwalder co-founded in 2010, is an innovation powerhouse, providing online courses, applications, and technology-enabled services to help organizations effectively and systematically manage strategy, growth, and transformation.
Osterwalder’s books include the international bestseller Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design, Testing Business Ideas, The Invincible Company, and his newest one, High-Impact Tools for Teams.
He holds the Strategy Award from Thinkers50 and the European Union’s inaugural Innovation Luminary Award. In 2019, Osterwalder chaired the prestigious Drucker Forum, the premier annual business management conference. A frequent and popular keynote speaker, Osterwalder travels the world discussing his ideas and strategies at Fortune 500 companies, premiere innovation conferences, and leading universities.
He holds a doctorate from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland, and is a founding member of The Constellation, a global not-for-profit organization connecting local responses to global issues around the world.
Alex’s speaking topics are:
- Innovation Leadership: Building Invincible Companies
- Transformation: Business Model Innovation
- Value Proposition Design
- Testing Business Ideas