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Alexander Osterwalder is one of the greatest experts in Business Model generation. Osterwalder's renowned methodology, Business Model Canvas, has been applied by thousands of entrepreneurs and companies around the world.
Alexander Osterwalder is a Swiss business theorist, one of the world’s most influential strategy and innovation experts, leading author, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker whose work has changed the way established companies do business and how new ventures get started. Osterwalder is extensively known for inventing the Business Model Canvas, co-founding Strategyzer and lead-authoring the book Business Model Generation, which has sold a million copies in 30 languages.
Ranked No. 4 of the Top 50 Management Thinkers worldwide, Alexander Osterwalder is known for simplifying the strategy development process and turning complex concepts into digestible visual models. Together with Yves Pigneur, he invented the Business Model Canvas, the Value Proposition Canvas, and the Business Portfolio Map; practical tools that are trusted by millions of business practitioners from leading global companies including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, MasterCard, Sony, Fujitsu, 3M, Intel, Roche, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more.
Strategyzer, the company Alexander Osterwalder co-founded in 2010, is an innovation powerhouse, providing online courses, applications, and technology-enabled services to help organizations effectively and systematically manage strategy, growth, and transformation.
Before his famous book, website and workshops on business model innovations, Alexander Osterwaldder helped develop and implement the strategy and business concept of a globally active not for profit network called The Constellation. He also was active as an entrepreneur in the banking sector.
A frequent and popular keynote speaker, Alexander Osterwalder travels the world discussing his ideas and strategies at Fortune 500 companies, premiere innovation conferences, and leading universities around the world, including Stanford, Berkeley, IESE and IMD.