TheLadders welcomes Saul Kaplan to discuss business model innovation

Posted by TheLadders

June 13, 2012

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Date: June 19, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: 137 Varick Street (@ Spring Street), 8th Floor, New York City

Business models don’t last as long as they used to. Historically, CEOs have managed a single business model over their entire careers. Even today, while business and design communities talk about product and service innovation, no one is getting to the heart of the issue. It’s not just about creating new, sustainable product lines, it’s about innovating the way a company creates, delivers, and captures value. Companies need to become skilled at exploring new business models out in the wild, not in the laboratory. Saul Kaplan’s book is the first exploration of this important topic. The Business Model Innovation Factory provides business and non-profit leaders, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with the toolset to create new business models in the face of disruptive markets and competition.

Most leaders realize they face a serious threat from new social platforms, new skilled labor forces overseas, and a constant stream of new startups. TheLadders faces this level of competition every day. Last year alone we saw the launch of over 100 startups focused on career matching. While most companies would strengthen their entrenched business model by adding new services, as Saul argues, “these strategies may create value in the short-term but none of these efforts… are effective for long in the face of a disruptive competitor.”

Join TheLadders June 19 at our offices in SoHo, NYC in welcoming Saul to discuss The Business Model Innovation Factory. He will outline the 15 business model principles that provide guidelines to discover new ways of creating and delivering value.

Saul Kaplan is the founder and chief catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory (BIF), a real-world laboratory for exploring and testing new business models and social systems. BIF has attracted a global community of over 5,000 innovators and organizes the internationally renowned BIF Collaborative Innovation Summit. Saul shares his innovation musings on Twitter (@skap5) and his blog (It’s Saul Connected), and as regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Will Evans is Manager, Experience Design for TheLadders in New York City with 15 years industry experience in interaction design, information architecture, and user experience strategy.

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