6 Classic Ways to Crash Your Company

Every fast-growth company eventually runs into at least one of these all-too-common obstacles. How you handle them can make the difference between success and high-speed smashup. Some entrepreneurs just don’t know how to operate in first gear. That’s certainly true of the company builders featured in the September issue of Inc. The median growth rate of Inc. 500 companies from 2008 to 2011 was 1,435.9 percent. And when you’re traveling at that kind of velocity, encountering an obstacle can be downright painful–and, in some cases, even fatal. Interesting post by Kimberly Weisul, editor-at-large for Inc. Before joining Inc., she was a senior editor at BusinessWeek, where she spearheaded coverage of entrepreneurship and small business. She is also the co-founder of One Thing New. @weisul Go to full post: http://lundsten.net/ideas/blog/index_files/6-Classic-Ways-to-Crash-Your-Company

The Value Proposition Canvas


The Value Proposition Canvas, developed by Alex Osterwalder, is like a plug-in tool to the Business Model Canvas. It helps you design, test, and build your company’s Value Proposition to Customers in a more structured and thoughtful way, just like the Canvas assists you in the business model design process.