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It’s that time of year: time for Thriveal Laboratory’s list of 3 experiments to try in 2015.
Building on the idea that the phrase that will change your business’s future is, “I’d like to try an experiment. . .let’s see if this works,” we’d like to challenge you to identify one or two things you’ll try new this year.
And to jumpstart the process, we’ve put together 3 experiment suggestions for you. Choose ours, identify your own — whichever you do, the point is to identify an uncharted area you think has the greatest potential for your firm and to make a move. Read more
The first hypothesis tested by the Thriveal Laboratory is that “there will be multiple successful business models for accounting firms of the future.” This challenges the notion that all accounting firms are moving towards one new model.
To test this hypothesis, we gathered a team of six CPA firms, surveyed the current landscape, acquainted ourselves with a powerful business modeling tool, generated concept sparks in two ideation sessions, and prototyped six different accounting firm business models.
On December 17, the Lab released its results to the accounting profession in a live, 30-minute webinar and published them in its first Lab Report. You can watch the presentation in this video: Read more
Remember back in elementary school, when it was time to try something new in a science experiment? Everybody paired up with a lab partner.
Well, the learning shouldn’t stop. Neither should the experimenting. And neither should the lab partners.
The Thriveal Laboratory has as its mission: to encourage strategic risk-taking in the accounting industry, by lowering the barriers to innovation. We are accelerating the adoption of today’s innovations, and contributing to the imagining of tomorrow’s. And we’re creating new intellectual capital along the way. Read more
Today the Thriveal Laboratory launches its inaugural experiment: Business Model Prototyping.
The experiment’s hypothesis is that there will be multiple successful business models for accounting firms of the future. Using the visual Business Model Canvas tool developed by Alex Osterwalder, a team of experimenting accountants will begin by sketching the traditional accounting firm model, and then ideate a series of prototypes for evolutions of that model that will succeed in the future. The experiment will be conducted using the Lab’s Experimental Framework, and the results will be published in a Lab Report released to the profession. The report will be designed for use by firm owners to identify points of innovation that they can use to either build and/or shape their own business models. Read more
There’s a saying, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” While I may suggest it isn’t entirely true (see side note 2 in Choosing Your Surfing Style), the point is well taken: you can’t expect to see a change, unless you make a change. (Surprise, right?) Read more