photo by Sarah Sampsel
While I never going into depth about the finds, I do encourage you check them out if they sound interesting.
MMF 2010 roundtable discussion that investigates the impact new screens, new software, and new platforms are having on media. In particular who is making money, how, and what’s the future transmedia business model? Panelists include Robert Bakish / President, MTV Networks International, David Kenny / President, Akamai Technologies, and Hans Vestberg / President & CEO, Ericsson.
MMF2010; A one-on-one conversation with James Murdoch, Chairman & Chief Executive, Europe & Asia, New Corp, about the global integration of content and distribution. According to Murdoch the key is to focus one’s emerging efforts such that they have deep scale business in places that are going to change our lives over the next decade.
Steve Blank talks about what the combination of Business Model Design, Customer Development and Agile Methodologies mean to startups and intrapreneurs in large companies. It is his hypothesis that it’s the beginning of the age in which we will start look at entrepreneurship and market development as a science. The post includes a great presentation by Alex Osterwalder, author of Business Model Generation, and Steve that focuses on how start-ups create success. I know that I’ve started to incorporate several of these lessons into my venture development classes.
OK, it’s not really about firing executives but a continuation of the above post. Thus it is more about understanding what the levers and realities are for businesses relative to their position on the life-cycle curve; customer discovery and validation. Steve Blank provides an outstanding table that adjusts the traditional product introduction model to take into consideration that start-ups are really focused on finding a scalable business model – think determining what assumptions are false.
Interesting post by Kyle Ransom (@TMStreams) on thinking about how you should, and can, ride in Twitter’s wake when it comes to crafting a Twitter-based revenue model for your business. This social influencer centric play could be the first push in driving users to move toward a deep vertical strategy versus the current wide cocktail party like paradigm most have adopted.