#BMD – Value Propositions

This is the first of the posts on Business Model Design. The topic this post will cover is Value Proposition, it is one of the boxes in the Business Model Canvas. In my opinion defining the Value Proposition is one of the fundamental blocks in building any business. The definition of value has to be…

Business Model Design

Alexander Osterwalder’s book Business Model Design is an excellent workbook for all businesses, especially those that are already established and want to look for ways to transform, amend or update their existing business model. Of course for those of us who have been in the Consulting industry it all feels like deja vu but I…

And the Winner of Startup Weekend Akureyri is…

Drum roll… Entrepreneurship! Yes, the winner over the weekend is the concept of Entrepreneurship. It was exciting to see over 100 people working on a problem, listening to feedback and presenting their ideas and getting recognized for their effort. As much as I like the idea of people getting recognition for their ideas, Ideas do not…

Iceland should be proud!

Since I have started blogging, my goal has been to bring the attention of the Global Startup Community and the Global Venture Investing industry to Iceland. Yesterday was the best day of my 2+ years long effort. Here is the quote from Fred Wilson: If you have not been following the discussions in Fred’s blog…

Bill Gross @Idealabs

Bill Gross (Photo credit: jdlasica) To get a thumbs up for innovation from Bill Gates is nothing to sneeze about. Bill Gross has done just that. Bill Gates just wrote a note about Bill Gross in his Gates Notes. I have been following Bill Gross for as long time now. He is the quintessential ideas…

Entrepreneurial Density – Startup Weekend Akureyri

I jumped in a car with bunch of Entrepreneurs yesterday and drove to Akureyri. I am participating in the Startup Weekend in Akureyri. This is the 8th Startup Weekend run by Innovit, Kristján Freyr Kristjánsson, the CEO of Innovit and I have been talking and working through a number of things including the Conference in May…

Strategies to Test Business Hypothesis – 6th Meetup

We had our 6th Meetup @Cafe Solon last evening. We once again had a very good turn up, around 30 people. The topic of the discussion was Strategies to Test Business Hypothesis, which was a follow up from last week’s meet topic “Business as a Hypothesis”, here are the Notes to that meetup and follow…

Software and Sports

Software is going to drive everything! I have written about it many times and given examples of many industries that are being disrupted because of the explosion in Software Engineering and the rapid availability of Application Programming Interfaces and Sensor technologies. Here is another example of how software based specialized training is being adopted by High…