Alex Osterwalder: Biography highlights

Dr. Alexander (Alex) Osterwalder is one of the world’s most influential strategy and innovation experts, a leading author, entrepreneur, and in-demand speaker whose work has changed the way established companies do business and how new ventures get started.

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Ranked No. 4 of the top 50 management thinkers worldwide, 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, Value Proposition Canvas, and 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 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.

Osterwalder’s books include the international bestseller Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design, Testing Business Ideas, and his newest one, The Invincible Company.

He holds the Strategy Award from Thinkers50 and the European Union’s inaugural Innovation Luminary Award. In 2019, Osterwalder chaired the prestigious Drucker Forum, the premier annual business management conference.

A frequent and popular keynote speaker, Osterwalder travels the world discussing his ideas and strategies at Fortune 500 companies, premiere innovation conferences, and leading universities.

He holds a doctorate from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland, and is a founding member of The Constellation, a global not-for-profit organization connecting local responses to global issues around the world.

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How To Build Invincible Companies To Withstand Disruption
How To Build Invincible Companies To Withstand Disruption
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Antonio Nieto Rodrigues, Alexander Osterwalder and Ricardo Vargas (Part 2)
Antonio Nieto Rodrigues, Alexander Osterwalder and Ricardo Vargas (Part 2)
05:58
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Alexander Osterwalder – Value Proposition Design
Alexander Osterwalder – Value Proposition Design
58:52
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Protecting Your Organization from Disruption - Alex Osterwalder - Lean Startup Week 2017
Protecting Your Organization from Disruption - Alex Osterwalder - Lean Startup Week 2017
15:26
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Interview with Alex Osterwalder at the European Business Forum 2018
Interview with Alex Osterwalder at the European Business Forum 2018
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Alex Osterwalder's keynote at the Thinkers50 European Business Forum 2018 in Odense, Denmark
Alex Osterwalder's keynote at the Thinkers50 European Business Forum 2018 in Odense, Denmark
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Alexander Osterwalder at #BIF2017: Tools and Skills are the Keys to Effective Innovation
Alexander Osterwalder at #BIF2017: Tools and Skills are the Keys to Effective Innovation
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Alex Osterwalder
Alex Osterwalder
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