Inspiration and Perspiration
Packaging ideas to realise their value. Six questions that every ideas person should answer to make their ideas valuable.
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- An idea needs a business model around it before it can become an ideas business.
- Business models reflect the value proposition, market segment, revenue model, value system, positioning and competitive strategy.
- Working out how you are going to sell an idea, rather than focusing on the idea first, is often a goal strategy.
- Creating a business model that offers a sustainable competitive advantage takes sustained effort, sometimes move than creating the idea at its core.
- Key questions to be answered are:
- Why is this idea valuable?
- Who will to find it valuable?
- How will people pay for it?
- How will this idea reach people who will pay for it?
- How does this idea compete with others that could replace it?
- Where does this idea fit into people’s lives?