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Which business models are under attack?

Business Model Innovation CBA has bought a $300,000 robot to put in its innovation lab. That’s a pretty symbolic statement for a company with over 1100 branches. Estimates of the impact of Robotic Process Automation on bank branch jobs vary considerably, potentially ‘saving’ between 20% and 50% of employee’s routine processing. As with driver-less transport, […]

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A Smack for Professional Services

Well its only gunna be a smack if (A) you love status quo and don’t want to change/improve AND (B) you are NOT already a leading version of your industry. We walk into the doctor’s practice, wait for… now let me think… too bloody long and then have the pleasure of being called from afar, […]

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The Pony Express showed us a way to innovation

The Pony Express showed us a way to innovation, but more on that in a minute… Put simply, there are two ways to innovate. (1)    Product and Service Innovation (2)    Business Model Innovation (new ways of working) Some of the world’s biggest and most successful start-ups have focused on (2) whilst many large incumbents are […]

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From sewing machines to 3D printers – the great unwinding of the efficiency and productivity era

The First and Second Industrial revolutions pulled people into factories. The rise of mass production dramatically lowered the cost of goods, which in turn spurred demand. In some cases new markets were created. Many of these goods offered people time savings. The combination of being able to access cheaper and cheaper products that also afforded […]

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Why we need to shift our focus from just product innovation to business model innovation.

Organisations often spend a lot of effort on innovating their next product breakthrough but little time innovating the way they work. We need to shift our focus from just product innovation (the WHAT) to HOW our businesses are structured and function. Innovating the Enterprise Model is the imperative, here’s why. Sharp Corporation (Japan) is in […]

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Subscription revenue models for airlines, what can we learn?

The latest gust of subscription revenue models can be seen in the airline industry. Subscriptions are popping up everywhere. This month there was another example of an airline subscription model launched with OneGo’s entry into an increasingly populated space. OneGo offers unlimited flying on 700+ commercial airline routes in the US, from 76 airports for […]

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A Tale of Invention, Survival and Modern Day Unicorns

We could be forgiven for being confused about business improvement… It’s no wonder a great proportion of businesses are unremarkable. They receive seemingly contradictory advice on how to grow. It becomes unclear what to do next when results are declining. We are expounded to do the following on a regular basis from all the business […]

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