One reason to look forward to this year’s Christmas Eve might be the new book “Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate” edited by Stephen Spinelli Jr. and Heather McGowan, which will be published on 10th December by Pearson/FT Press.
According to Pearson/FT Press, the author team “… covers every facet of innovation, including design processes, team development, ethnography, audits and charrettes, opportunity shaping and assessment, business models, value delivery, systems thinking, and more. Master the art of innovation in teams! Disrupt Together introduces a breakthrough transdisciplinary, team-based approach to innovation that integrates business, design and engineering, and can deliver powerful results for both new ventures and existing companies with case study examples from education, healthcare, branding, and consumer product and service design.”
Business models play a prominent role in the book’s five sections and 16 chapters and the SBM community should be pleased to hear that Prof. Nabil Harfoush, Director of Strategic Innovation Lab at OCAD University in Toronto, who also leads a research group on Strongly Sustainable Business Models (SSBMG), contributed a chapter on “Developing Sustainable Business Models”. Safari Books Online presents a rough cut version of the entire book as well as the “Developing Sustainable Business Models” chapter (requires a fee-based Safari account).
In his chapter, Prof. Harfoush discusses the following issues:
- What is a Business Model?
- The Business Model Canvas
- Exploring Alternative Business Models
- Limitations of the Canvas
- Towards more sustainable business models
- Frameworks for sustainable business
- The business case for sustainability
- Where to go from here
What will be underneath the Christmas tree …?