Blog Archives

Mass-customisation, mass-uniqueness and big-data

What’s the difference between mass-customisation and mass-uniqueness? And how much of data – or, these days, big-data – do we need in order to be able to support a mass-uniqueness business-model? I’ve long been interested in the challenges of business-models

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture

Why before who

Does the customer always come first? Do customer-needs drive everything? For that matter, is the customer always right? There’s been quite a lot of promotion of such ideas in my Twitter-stream lately, but I kinda have my doubts on all

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture, Power and responsibility

Business-models between for-profit and not-for-profit

Is money the only possible form of profit? And if not, what does that imply for design of business-models? – and, beyond that, to economics itself? This is one that I’ve been struggling with, both personally and professionally, for a

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture, Society

Putting capabilities to use

All that discussion about capabilities – yeah, great, fine. But how do we use them? How do we use this notion of ‘capabilities’ in designing our business-models and suchlike? I was kinda reminded about this from another direction yesterday, in a great

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture

What is a value-proposition?

‘Value-proposition’ is a term much-bandied-about in business-models and the like. Yet what exactly is it? A tweet by Alex Osterwalder pointed me to an article by Steve Blank on ‘How to build a billion-dollar startup‘, which included this brief section on the role of

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture

Upward and sideways from business-model (short version)

As all-too-usual, the previous ‘how-to’ post ‘Upwards sideways from business-model‘ – to complement the earlier post on transforming from Business Model Canvas to Archimate, to plan and verify the implementation – has turned out to be huge, because it included

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture

Upwards and sideways from business-model

The past few posts in this series have focussed on moving ‘downward’ from the business-model, towards implementation, such as might be modelled in Archimate notation. That’s an aspect of the business-architecture / enterprise-architecture interface that makes immediate and practical sense

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture

Why business-model to enterprise-architecture?

Yes, I admit it: I’ve been kinda pouring out the posts lately. Sorry… But why all this fuss about business-models and enterprise-architecture? What’s the point about the bottom-line not being the baseline to work from? If everyone’s selling something to

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Complexity / Structure, Enterprise architecture, Futures

More on business-models

Back on business-models again, this time with more of an emphasis on the implications for enterprise-architecture, rather than solely for business-architecture. The initial challenge posed by my colleague was to describe my own business model, by which he meant “how

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture

Using Business Model Canvas for non-profits

How do we use Alex Osterwalder‘s Business Model Canvas for the business of a not-for-profit organisation? Or, for that matter, the non-monetary aspects of a commercial organisation? Over the past while have been asked by quite a few folks – Shawn

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Business, Enterprise architecture
Books by Tom Graves
Ebooks by Tom Graves
Categories
Archives