A great, insightful and really amusing talk by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO about women in the workplace. One of many great statistics cited in her talk: “57% of men negotiate their first salary out of college, while only 7% of women do the same.”

To any of you young professional ladies out there, the first thing you should do is learn how to negotiate. Never be afraid to negotiate, go high, get what you deserve and know your self worth. No one teaches you this - no one taught me and I wish someone did, it’s one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself.

If anybody wants to get me this book for xmas I’ll pretend I didn’t publish this blog post and act super duper surprised when you give it to me. Yeah that’s right…I like books about business models. Only one of many very exciting tidbits.

If anybody wants to get me this book for xmas I’ll pretend I didn’t publish this blog post and act super duper surprised when you give it to me. Yeah that’s right…I like books about business models. Only one of many very exciting tidbits.

MAPPING BUSINESS MODELS (A KNOWLEDGE GAME)

Apologies for the ALL CAPS - it was like that. :)

This is an interesting correlation between games and mapping out a business model with a group of people. This exercise can be useful in a handful of different scenarios:

  1. generate a business model for a start-up organization
  2. develop a business model for a new product and/or service
  3. map out the business models of competitors, particularly insurgents with new business models
  4. map out and understand innovative business models in other industries as a source of inspiration
  5. communicate business models across an organization or to investors (e.g. for start-ups)

http://www.businessmodelalchemist.com/tag/business-model-canvas

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