As an entrepreneur in the Learning & Development Industry, I have found that building a successful learning model is similar to developing a successful business model. In both cases, a good model requires deep understanding of things like industry trends, customer segments, unique value propositions, and desired business outcomes.
Having “pitched” to hundreds of investors, I have come to appreciate the simplicity of the Business Model Canvas by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur. The canvas distills the key areas of a business model into one simple, neat storyboard. Even the name “canvas” suggests that one should step into an artist’s shoes and let the creativity flow while drawing out the business model.