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Posted: Saturday, 29 December 2012

Category:CANVAS 

What are the main problems (as I see) in Scenario Business Modeling? 1) Starting Point! 2) Comprehensive process! Common langauage 3) Easy, efficient FORM to see, test and finally present our scenarios? Let me explain the model I built and see if it answers these questions? The Model combined three ideas all together: 1) The long View (Peter Schwartz) as the most...

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Posted: Friday, 14 December 2012

Category:A3 Culture 

A3 Culture   Using 6W's to build a clear picture about your business?  See how it works:   Download BUILD COMPANY FRAMEWORK DOCUMENT.  

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Posted: Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Category:CANVAS 

CANVAS Crossword  

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Posted: Saturday, 1 December 2012

Category:General 

   

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Posted: Thursday, 29 November 2012

Category:General 

Lean manufacturing defines the value of a product or a service from a customer point of view. Customers don’t mind how hard you work or what technology you used to create the product or service you are selling to them. They will evaluate your product or service by looking at how well it fulfills their requirements.  Customers don’t need to pay for the quality defects you have removed from...

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Posted: Monday, 1 October 2012

Category:General 

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Posted: Saturday, 29 September 2012

Category:General 

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Posted: Monday, 10 September 2012

Category:General 

The harsh reality for many project start-ups is that they tend to burn through the company’s resources, and then disappear before anyone gets to find out what potential customers thought. The company attempts to perfect the product first, and assumes customer demand will be there automatically. In this model you will learn to manage the startup differently, by building a prototype...

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Posted: Monday, 3 September 2012

Category:General 

Bullet outlines get all confused!   From Harvard Business Review and Edward R. Tufte, analaysis of bullets for business plans: In presentations of plans, schemes and strategy, bullet outlines get all confused even about simple, one-way casual modes. Consider these major objectives from a standard five-year strategic plan: Increase market share by 25%...

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Posted: Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Category:Data Design 

Waste of Prime Real Estate   Stephen Few summarised the most common mistakes in dashboard design.   One of them is arranging the data poorly.  The goal is not simply to make the dashboard look good, but to : Arrange the data in a manner that fits the way it is used. The most important data to be prominent Data require attention standout. Data...

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Posted: Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Category:CANVAS 

Future Scenarios + CANVAS   As I learnt from  "Business Model Generation" by Alex Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur, I designed 4 possible scenarios for the Agribusiness Industry, assuming that the two major driving forces for the industry are Biotech and Advanced Agriculture chemicals.  Now we have four possible scenarios and so easy for the company to get ready for each scenario....

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Posted: Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Category:LEAN Innovation 

I Never Recommend the Use of Pie Charts!   "The truth is, I never recommend the use of pie charts" - Stephen Few. I used pie charts for years and most of us still using them to display quantitative data daily, however the truth is, as Stephen Few said, they are wrong the wrong type of dispay media and there are scientific facts behind that! The only thing pie charts have going...

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Posted: Monday, 20 August 2012

Category:A3 Culture 

Waste!   Value-adding process steps change the fit, form and function of the material being produced or service being supplied.  Any other activity is wasteful.  This is a very broad definition for waste.  We are not talking about those things that are in the refuse bin, it's about any step that does not add value to the customer, a step you can eliminate from your everday task...

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Posted: Sunday, 19 August 2012

Category:A3 Culture 

Kaizen (The Space Pen vs Pencil)   During the space race back in the 1960's, NASA was faced with a major problem.  The astronaut needed a pen that would write in zero gravity, so NASA sponsored a $1.5M project and the 'space-pen' was successfully implemented.  The Space Pen (also known as the Zero Gravity Pen ), is a pen that uses pressurised ink crtridges and is claimed to write...

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Posted: Saturday, 18 August 2012

Category:CANVAS 

Business Model CANVAS as a Football field (KIWI way of thinking)   An innovative way to remember the templater of the business model of CANVAS cam from John Smith (45 Degrees owner in Opunake). "The CANVAS is like a football field or a tennis court (doubles) whichever way youo want to look at it.  But it takes twwo teams or more to play and one to kick off or serve.  At the end of...

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Posted: Friday, 17 August 2012

Category:A3LEAN Publications 

Company's Vision & Mission with a Simple Picture   Inspired by Dan Roam and his book  "The Back of the Napkin" , we are able to draw a simple picture to show the companys' vision, mission, how we achieve our mission, and how we measure our success.  Just one sheet or a napkin and you are able to see the full picture.   All the employees get engaged and remember the overall...

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Posted: Thursday, 16 August 2012

Category:CANVAS 

Storytelling as a powerful tool to describe the Business Model (CANVAS)   Just as the bsuiness model CANVAS helps you draw and analyse your model, storytelling will help you communicate the whole idea and how it works to your team.   Create a simple story to describe a business model as the presentation attached shows.   CANVAS - SUPER TOAST PRESENTATION.  Super Toast, Inc....

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Posted: Thursday, 16 August 2012

Category:5S 

Colour coding can bring efficiencies to 5S practices.   Color Coding Can Bring New Efficiencies to 5S Practices By Steve Stephenson, Graphic Products, Inc., Managing Director, www.DuraLabel.com .  Worldwide manufacturing, showing the first signs of recovery from the recent financial crisis, according to the International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2011, can benefit from the...

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Posted: Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Category:CANVAS 

Prototyping Business Models   Where do you want to be?  At the top of the game, because you've taken the time to prototype powerful new business models? Or in the sidelines, because you were too busy sustaining your exisiting business model?  Prototyping is a a powerful toolfor developing new, innovative business models. You may wonder how all (CANVAS + Prototyping) of this is...

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Posted: Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Category:A3 Culture 

A3.   A3 is a problem analysis and strategy deployment tool.   Download A3 LEAN 2012.  

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