What makes a good value proposition?

Designing a strong value proposition starts with understanding who you’re serving and how your business can meet their needs, relative to your competitors. Spreadsheets alone won’t tell you how to do this. Why take care of your value proposition now? I didn’t think so many business leaders would be still struggling with this. I happen … Continue reading What makes a good value proposition?

Innovate and Transform Business Models with a Simple Framework based on Design Thinking

I notice when discussing with my clients and business leaders, a strong interest to use a simple framework in order to create or transform their businesses. Though several business blueprints do already exist, like Lean Startup, and the Business Model Canvas, IDEO has developed one of the best and simplest frameworks for business model innovation I … Continue reading Innovate and Transform Business Models with a Simple Framework based on Design Thinking

How to optimize your SaaS business and make it shine for investors?

As a former Vice President of Marketing and Chief Product Officer in the Big Tech industry, focusing on software, I’ve experienced several revolutions from PC and client/server, the worldwide web, mobile, social networks, and cloud computing. Software as a Service (SaaS), part of cloud computing, disrupted the long-established software industry, propelling Salesforce, Adobe, ServiceNow, Paypal … Continue reading How to optimize your SaaS business and make it shine for investors?

Do you have courage to lead for good? Can you make a decision at a $2B cost to be true to your values? CVS did and their business is better off!

I'm a big fan of Simon Sinek, as I guess many of you. I stumbled this morning on this video of his about courage to lead and it reinforced my belief that, just to start, public companies should be publishing their results in the form of a Triple Bottom Line (3BL): People, Planet and Profit. … Continue reading Do you have courage to lead for good? Can you make a decision at a $2B cost to be true to your values? CVS did and their business is better off!

Do you think you’re connected to your customers? Really? Do you think they agree? Let’s check…

When was the last time you heard in a strategic meeting some defining statement from your execs like: "We are customer-centric", "Every decision in this meeting should be made based on customer insight", "Customer First!", etc.? Feels good? Do you think your customers perceived any value out of it? Did you check? Do you capture … Continue reading Do you think you’re connected to your customers? Really? Do you think they agree? Let’s check…