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Eran Laniado’s blog - Strategy, Business Models & Innovation

Banking, insurance, and the wonderful world of FinTech startups

Fintech startups

The phrase “Banking is essential; banks are not” is often attributed to Bill Gates. While predictions about the death of banks seem very exaggerated, the world of finance and banking is undergoing a revolution led by financial technology (FinTech) innovations. It is common nowadays to read press releases about successful startups or new investments related to FinTech. Innovation exists in […]

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The five barriers to increased productivity

Improve productivity

The need for efficiency and productivity seems like a no-brainer. In engineering classes, media, and even fiction books (e.g. The Goal), increased productivity for companies and organizations has been emphasized, analyzed and taught in detail. The ability to improve work processes, manufacture just in time, achieve operational efficiency and optimize inventory levels allows companies to decrease costs and become more […]

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Why business model innovation rocks

Business Model Innovation

Can you name management trends that most business executives appreciate but few ever implement? Business model innovation (BMI) sure is one of them. Companies that successfully reinvent their business models may become more profitable and more sustainable. This post will discuss 4 reasons that business model innovation is so essential, and why the opportunity is big now.  1) Business models […]

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What makes an all-star startup board fail?

board of directors

Innovative companies that revolutionized their industries, acquired large user bases, and disrupted marketplaces, only to fail spectacularly afterwards, make the most interesting stories. Friendster may enter the Hall of Fame of such companies. Friendster was a social network pioneer that enabled users to view profiles and connect with strangers, along with other features. It acquired a large user base, raised […]

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Revenue model types: the quick guide

Revenue Model

A revenue model describes how a business generates revenue streams from its products and services. It is one of the key components of the business model. Existing businesses interested in expanding to new areas or adjusting to a new generation of competitors should carefully consider their revenue models. A strong revenue model is also most important for early stage startups; […]

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What can Microsoft learn about market segmentation from the 3 musketeers?

Customer segmentation

The leading video game console firms, Microsoft and Sony, will soon find themselves in a risky position: after years of enjoying successful products, loyal customers, lucrative market shares, and high profits, they will realize that the good days are over. They will face agile competitors, substitute products, and new business models that undermine the industry. How should they react to […]

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