Research

Welcome to our research library.

Connected Things Business Models: Fenix International

Solar Home Systems Fenix International Inc. designs and manufactures and distributes solar panels, energy storage, and appliances.  Founded Founded in San Francisco 2009 by Michael Lin and Brian Warchawsky to improve energy and telecommunications access for off-grid consumers.  Funding Fenix

Read More »

Connected Things Business Models: Bigbelly

Smart Waste 60,000 solar-powered and remotely managed trash compactors; combined with sensors and connectivity. Bigbelly provides more efficient and sustainable waste collection operations through a cloud-based IoT connected platform. Founded Founded as the Seahorse Power Company Inc. in 2003, began as a

Read More »

Are Business Models Changing Our Relationships?

Hi, I’m Jen, and I design business models.  I am a teacher and consultant and I help people understand how their organizations make money. That’s been an in-demand skill during the pandemic.  Making money is on-trend. I’ve been on constant

Read More »

Alphabet (Google) Business Model Teardown

Alphabet Flywheel Timeline Business Model Tear Down We know the company as Google, but they have officially organized to call themselves Alphabet. The “bet” for Google goes beyond its well known search and cloud services to include life sciences, connected

Read More »

Facebook Business Model Teardown

Image credit: Morning Brew on Unsplash Facebook Flywheel Timeline Business Model Tear Down Facebook seems more complicated than it is. Of all of the Tech Titans, Facebook has the simplest business model. Business model innovation can be understood as a

Read More »

Netflix Business Model Teardown

Netflix Flywheel Timeline Business Model Tear Down It’s hard to understand how tech giant business models work. We give companies like Netflix simple stories like “subscription” and leave it at that. Netflix indeed is one of the simplest of the

Read More »

Resilient Food Business Models: AeroFarms

Circular Food Tech Vertical farms driven by IoT and data-driven investments to provide regional leafy greens. The largest global vertical farm in Newark, NJ Founded Founded 2004 as provider of vertical farm tech; pivot in 2011 to build large scale

Read More »

Tech Giants Report: Apple 2Q2020

Sign up for the Tech Titans Series Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet and Apple all report in these weeks with massively interesting insights for how they are responding to the crisis. Each tech giant moves with different strategies as they scoop

Read More »

Tech Giants Report: Amazon 1Q2020

Sign up for the Tech Titans Series Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet and Apple all report in these weeks with massively interesting insights for how they are responding to the crisis. Each tech giant moves with different strategies as they scoop

Read More »

Tech Giants Report: Facebook 1Q2020

Sign up for the Tech Titans Series Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet and Apple all report in these weeks with massively interesting insights for how they are responding to the crisis. Each tech giant moves with different strategies as they scoop

Read More »

How Are You Changing Your Mind

How are You Changing Your Mind? I’m noticing that I’m questioning my assumptions about people and places as this crisis reaches the peak week in New York. We hope. I’m noticing people, places, jobs, sectors and systems that I am

Read More »
Hollywood

Dominant Logic

Decode the Dominant Logic Business Models are often blamed for limiting what we want our organizations to become. The reason: dominant logic. Learn how to decode the mental models that keep us trapped. Clayton Christiansen, the late father of disruption

Read More »

Circular Business Models: EU Roundup

Circular Models: How European Startups are Shaping the Future of the Circular Economy, Business-Model-First.  Next week’s Supply Chain Meetup in NYC is focused on Circular Economy ventures, and I’ll be introducing leading-edge circular startups that I’ve met and interacted with

Read More »

Tech Giants Report: Amazon 2019

Sign up for the Tech Titans Series Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet and Apple all report this week and next 2019 year end. Each tech giant moves with different strategies as they scoop up rivals, talent, and make big moves. Next

Read More »

Tech Giants Report: Alphabet 2019

Sign up for the Tech Titans Series Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet and Apple all report this week and next 2019 year end. Each tech giant moves with different strategies as they scoop up rivals, talent, and make big moves. Next

Read More »

Tech Giants Report: Facebook 2019

Sign up for the Tech Titans Series Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet and Apple all report this week and next 2019 year end. Each tech giant moves with different strategies as they scoop up rivals, talent, and make big moves. Next

Read More »

Tech Giants Report: Apple

Sign up for the Tech Titans Series Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet and Apple all report this week and next 2019 year end. Each tech giant moves with different strategies as they scoop up rivals, talent, and make big moves. First

Read More »