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Published: Jan 23, 2015
The authors of the international bestseller Business ModelGeneration explain how to create value propositions customerscan’t resist
Value Proposition Design helps you tackle a corechallenge of every business — creating compelling productsand services customers want to buy. This practical book, pairedwith its online companion, will teach you the processes and toolsyou need to succeed.
Using the same stunning visual format as the authors’global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explainshow to use the “Value Proposition Canvas” a practicaltool to design, test, create, and manage products and servicescustomers actually want.
Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has beenfrustrated by business meetings based on endless conversations,hunches and intuitions, expensive new product launches that blewup, or simply disappointed by the failure of a good idea. The bookwill help you understand the patterns of great value propositions,get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas thatwon’t work. You’ll learn the simple but comprehensiveprocess of designing and testing value propositions, taking theguesswork out of creating products and services that perfectlymatch customers’ needs and desires.
Practical exercises, illustrations and tools help youimmediately improve your product, service, or new business idea. Inaddition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companionon Strategyzer.com. You will be able to complete interactiveexercises, assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs,checklists, and more.
Value Proposition Design complements and perfectlyintegrates with the ”Business Model Canvas” fromBusiness Model Generation, a tool embraced by startups and largecorporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO,Colgate-Palmolive, and many more.
Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodologyfor success, with value propositions that sell, embedded inprofitable business models.
The authors of “Value Proposition Design” are obsessed with bringing practical tools and processes to the fields of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. They all share a common passion for making business concepts simple, beautiful, and applicable so that they become useful and indispensable in the lives of business professionals and organizations.
The team behind “Value Proposition Design” is the same as for the global bestseller, Business Model Generation, composed of Dr. Alexander Osterwalder, Dr. Yves Pigneur, Alan Smith, and completed by Greg Bernarda,, and Trish Papadakos.
Dr. Alexander Osterwalder and Alan Smith are co-founders of Strategyzer.com, a company specializing in tools to design, test, and manage strategies, business models and value propositions. Dr. Yves Pigneur is a professor of management and information systems at the University of Lausanne, Greg Bernarda is a consultant and certified Strategyzer coach specialized in strategy and innovation, Trish Papadakos is a renowned designer and photographer.
Alex Osterwalder Dr. Alexander Osterwalder is the lead author of the international bestseller Business Model Generation, passionate entrepreneur, and demanded speaker. He co-founded Strategyzer, a software company specializing in tools and content for strategic management and innovation. Dr. Osterwalder invented the “Business Model Canvas,” the strategic management tool to design, test, build, and manage business models, which is used by companies like Coca Cola, GE, P&G, Mastercard, Ericsson, LEGO, or 3M. He is a frequent keynote speaker in leading organizations and top universities around the world, including Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, IESE and IMD. Follow him online @alexosterwalder.
Yves Pigneur Dr. Yves Pigneur is co-author of Business Model Generation and a professor of management and information systems at the University of Lausanne. He has held visiting professorships in the United States, Canada, and Singapore. Yves is a frequent guest speaker on business models in universities, large corporations, entrepreneurship events, and international conferences.
Greg Bernarda Greg Bernarda is a thinker, creator and facilitator who supports individuals, teams and organizations with strategy and innovation. He works with inspired leaders to (re)design a future which employees, customers, and communities can recognize as their own. His projects have been with the likes of Colgate, Volkswagen, Harvard Business School and Capgemini. Greg is a frequent speaker; he co-founded a series of events on sustainability in Beijing; and is an advisor at Utopies in Paris. Prior to that, he was at the World Economic Forum for eight years setting up initiatives for members to address global issues. He holds an MBA (Oxford Saïd) and is a Strategyzer certified business model coach.
Alan Smith Alan is obsessed with design, business, and the ways we do them. A design-trained entrepreneur, he has worked across film, television, print, mobile, and web. Previously, he co-founded The Movement, an international design agency with offices in London, Toronto, and Geneva. He helped create the Value Proposition Canvas with Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, and the breakthrough design for Business Model Generation. He co-founded Strategyzer where he builds tools and content with an amazing team; helping business-people make stuff customers want. Follow him online @thinksmith.
Trish Papadakos Trish is a designer, photographer, and entrepreneur. She holds a Masters in Design from Central St. Martins in London and Bachelor of Design from the York Sheridan Joint Program in Toronto. She teaches design at her alma mater, has worked with award-winning agencies, launched several businesses, and is collaborating for the third time with the Strategyzer team. Follow her photography on instagram @trishpapadakos.