Strategic management tool to describe how an organization creates, delivers and captures value. Initially presented in the book Business Model Generation.
Innovation is my passion. For 20+ years I've helped senior leaders and startup founders better tackle the topic. I won’t rest until senior executives around the world learn How to Build Invincible Companies.
Currently, I'm ranked No. 4 on the Thinkers50 list of management thinkers worldwide. I'm most passionate about simplifying complex challenges that today's leaders face. I invented the Business Model Canvas and other practical tools with Yves Pigneur. These are now used by millions of practitioners around the globe.
Strategyzer, the company I co-founded, provides technology-enabled innovation services to leading organizations. Clients include, but are not limited to, Colgate-Palmolive, MasterCard, or Merck. We help companies effectively and systematically manage innovation strategy, growth, and transformation.
My books include Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design, Testing Business Ideas, The Invincible Company, and High-Impact Tools for Teams. Together with my kids, I crafted Biz4Kids, a comic book to promote entrepreneurship.
I started working on innovation and business models two decades ago. First with a doctoral dissertation on business models. Then I “escaped” academia to apply and enrich my knowledge as a practitioner. My work as entrepreneur and senior leadership advisor shapes all my thinking and writing.
A strategic management tool to simultaneously visualize, analyze and manage the business models you are improving and growing and the future business models you are searching for and testing.
I’m the proud co-founder and CEO of Strategyzer. We bring technology to strategy and innovation for the Global Fortune500. We launched Strategyzer after the success of bestseller Business Model Generation. That book project in itself was a crowd-funded entrepreneurial undertaking. Strategyzer is my fifth venture.
Online courses on demand teach the core Strategyzer business toolkit for growth and innovation. Highly interactive, bite-sized learning experiences are engaging and challenging.
I love sharing our latest insights from work with the Global Fortune500. All my talks and keynotes are engaging and hands on. With senior leadership I work in intimate settings on growth strategy and execution. In conferences I engage thousands in live exercises to make innovation tangible.
Multiple times a year, I facilitate Masterclasses opened to the public around Building Invincible Companies and Testing Business Ideas. During those Masterclasses, we have you discover and practice our Innovation Methodologies.
Stop wasting time and money, and apply the tools and processes that millions of corporate innovators and entrepreneurs use to systematically reduce the risk and uncertainty of new business ideas.
Podcast • Superhumans At Work by Mindvalley
Join the business consulting legend Alex who popularized the 1-page business model canvas during an interview with Jason Marc Campbell where we will d...54 min
Podcast • Thinkers & Ideas
Alex is co-author of a new book, The Invincible Company, which decodes how some of the world’s leading companies have built superior business models a...29 min
Podcast • Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan
Alex Osterwalder is primarily known for developing the Business Model Canvas, a template that helps startups develop and document new or existing busi...58 min
Podcast • Disrupt Yourself Podcast
We welcome innovation expert and one of the top-ranked thinkers in the world, Alex Osterwalder. You will hear how Alex views failure, about his mentor...52 min
My first book, Business Model Generation (2009), sold millions in almost 40 languages. Since then I led or participated in 4 more books in the Strategyzer series. All books are visual and practical and help solve key business challenges. Together with my kids I also published a business comic.
Nordic Business Forum
Harvard Business Review