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Business Model Innovation
Our analysis of the survey results revealed Seven Factors that are closely related to overall success in planning. The challenge to college and university leaders is to translate this understanding into specific action that will enable further develop a planning culture at the institution.
At age 52, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is worth $66.5 billion and recently surpassed Warren Buffet as the third richest person in the world. His fortunes have come largely from Amazon, which he founded in 1994. Today, Amazon has revenues of over $200 billion and is currently one of the largest retailers in the world despite having no physical stores. At the center of this growth is Bezos’ relentless focus on customer strategy.
A well-known Detroit museum sought assistance in further developing its website. After working with a consultant to understand how to serve the customer segments, a new site architecture was clearly needed. The consultant worked with the client resources to identify a strategic partner who offered services for approximately 30% of original cost estimates.