Gordon Soutar (NEW) | Vistage UK
Speaker Bio

Gordon Soutar (NEW)

Gordon Soutar is a specialist in strategy, process improvement and change management with over 20 years experience working with senior leaders. Before going independent, Gordon was a consultant, facilitator and trainer at Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini, a lecturer in innovation at The University of Bristol and leader of a European learning and development centre.

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Gordon’s particular passion is for Business Model Innovation and he has designed and facilitated workshops and training courses across a range of organisations from big corporates to SME’s to start-ups. Strategic challenges have included developing new growth engines, new market entry, bringing new products to market and digital platform creation.

Gordon’s work has taken him round the world, developing interventions for Tesco, SES and Johnson Wax as well as many smaller, more local organisations. His work helps untangle knotty business challenges by enabling divergent thought, facilitating team alignment and focussing on clear and concrete action.

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Business Model Innovation

This workshop introduces a toolset for defining and innovating business models and a lean, interative and creative design mindset. These two elements combine to enable a nimbler and lower risk approach to strategy and execution.

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Business Model Innovation

Overview:

At its core, business strategy is about setting a specific direction and then figuring out how to get there in the most effective and efficient way possible. Innovation and creativity play a key role in this process, but are frequently relegated to technologies and products. Business model innovation takes a broader view and sees the whole organisation as a platform for thinking differently. We have identified over 116 distinct innovation tactics across all business model aspects from partnerships to value propositions and everything in between.

Outline:

This workshop introduces a toolset for defining and innovating business models and a lean, interative and creative design mindset. These two elements combine to enable a nimbler and lower risk approach to strategy and execution. With the rapid emergence of new technologies, disruptive start-ups, the blurring of industries and changing market demands, the ability to take a step back and re-think how a business can create and capture value is more and more important. Business modelling and innovation is now a key component in any leader’s business strategy toolbox.

By employing the workshop tools, participants can adopt a more collaborative, creative and practical approach to both business and offer design. The workshop covers the following aspects

  • Business model definition, types, modelling and assessment
  • Innovation mindset and sources of ideas
  • The value of early stage prototyping and iteration

Outcomes:

This session provides participants with a highly interactive introduction to this critical topic. By the end of the session, participants will leave with:

  • A clear definition of what a business model is and an awareness of the 4 basic types
  • An initial model of their own business and a high-level picture of its strengths and weaknesses
  • Experience of applying a range of creative tools to re-imagine business models

Added November 2017.

Business Model Innovation

This workshop introduces a toolset for defining and innovating business models and a lean, interative and creative design mindset. These two elements combine to enable a nimbler and lower risk approach to strategy and execution.

Read more

Business Model Innovation

Overview:

At its core, business strategy is about setting a specific direction and then figuring out how to get there in the most effective and efficient way possible. Innovation and creativity play a key role in this process, but are frequently relegated to technologies and products. Business model innovation takes a broader view and sees the whole organisation as a platform for thinking differently. We have identified over 116 distinct innovation tactics across all business model aspects from partnerships to value propositions and everything in between.

Outline:

This workshop introduces a toolset for defining and innovating business models and a lean, interative and creative design mindset. These two elements combine to enable a nimbler and lower risk approach to strategy and execution. With the rapid emergence of new technologies, disruptive start-ups, the blurring of industries and changing market demands, the ability to take a step back and re-think how a business can create and capture value is more and more important. Business modelling and innovation is now a key component in any leader’s business strategy toolbox.

By employing the workshop tools, participants can adopt a more collaborative, creative and practical approach to both business and offer design. The workshop covers the following aspects

  • Business model definition, types, modelling and assessment
  • Innovation mindset and sources of ideas
  • The value of early stage prototyping and iteration

Outcomes:

This session provides participants with a highly interactive introduction to this critical topic. By the end of the session, participants will leave with:

  • A clear definition of what a business model is and an awareness of the 4 basic types
  • An initial model of their own business and a high-level picture of its strengths and weaknesses
  • Experience of applying a range of creative tools to re-imagine business models

Added November 2017.

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