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BOOK TITLE – ENGLISH/SLOVENE:
Business Model Innovation : Where’s the Key to Thick Value Design in Vigorous Companies/
Oblikovanje poslovnih modelov : Kje se skriva ključ do debelih vrednosti v prodornih organizacijah?
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Milan Vršec, PhD, Assist. Prof., procurator of Nova Panorama, President of the Scientific Council/Council of Experts of the Institute for Corporate Security Studies – ICS Institute

Upon reading this, I think it’s extremely interesting and instructive. I would recommend it to every every business students and anyone who is in practice involved in the management, development, marketing and branding. I’m going to recommend at it to my students. —Milan Vršec, M. Sc., PhD, Assist. Prof., procurator of Nova Panorama, President of the Scientific Council/Council of Experts of the Institute for – ICS Institute

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Gordana Mikunovic, M. Sc., Senior Advisor to the Administrative unit Crnomelj

The book Business Models Innovation (in Slovene: Oblikovanje poslovnih modelov) summarizes in one place some very interesting examples of good practice (also from Slovenian territory), stresses the importance of leaders, draws attention to the important factors that affect problem solving. It’s emphasizing and raising the awareness of the importance of new business models design. It answers the question of how to get through form a mere idea to excellent product with the business models design. The content of the book is useful not only in the business environment, but also in private life.

Already because of the author’s previous posts, I expected the presentation of examples of good practice, key information for the successful business development, but not to such an extent. The book has certainly exceeded my expectations, because in addition to mentioned it also speaks of the importance of leadership, leadership patterns and solutions of the problems with design thinking.

Reading the book encouraged me to continue further reading of such content, or to look for better and innovative solutions of the problems, to think how important it is at the right time asking the right questions and find answers to them. —Gordana Mikunović, M. Sc., Senior Advisor to the Administrative unit Črnomelj

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Mitja Ucakar, the Management Board Consultant, NLB

In the homage to all the masters that the author of the book admires, the reader can identify all the leading and the most important thinkers of design thinking.

The book is a compendium of key thoughts of different periods and different sectors, which effectively illustrates one of the essential components of modern management, namely the growing complexity of business and the need for simplification. The latter is nicely summarized by the Drucker statement that he didn’t know of a successful manager who has not been able to focus. For a quick overview of the content and the possibility to further explore the extensive range of sources, the book will be a welcome gadget to the lovers of solving modern challenges of leadership, innovation and thinking.

I would structure the book created a little biz differently, began with a thorough introduction to the design and business model canvas and continue with the stories of the building blocks of the canvas… —Mitja Učakar, the Management Board Consultant, NLB

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Karmen Spiljak, PhD, Content Strategist and Advisor

Karmen Špiljak

Karmen Špiljak

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Before reading the book, I roughly knew the theory of the Business Model Canvas, the basics of entrepreneurship, the modern organization of enterprises (20% of working time for creativity and results only work time), design thinking and creative methodology for the development of business ideas. I read the Drive (from D. Pink), the Human Centered Design Toolkit, and the Change by Design (byT. Brown), etc..

In the book I was expecting new forms of business models, little-known interesting examples of good practice (stories) and a few practical new methodologies. Expectations have largely been realized, at least in terms of best practices and new methodologies.

The book has particularly encouraged me to seek new knowledge and researching for more information about the issues and cases that are mentioned. —Karmen Špiljak, PhD, Content Strategist and Advisor

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P. S.: The book is also available in all good book-stores in Slovenia.

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