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The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers canât resist
Value Proposition Design helps you tackle the core challenge of every business â creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This highly practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to create products that sell.Using the same stunning visual format as the authorsâ global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the âValue Proposition Canvasâ to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want.Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by new product meetings based on hunches and intuitions; itâs for anyone who has watched an expensive new product launch fail in the market. The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that wonât work. Youâll learn the simple process of designing and testing value propositions, that perfectly match customersâ needs and desires.In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer.com. You will be able to assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more.Value Proposition Design is an essential companion to the âBusiness Model Canvasâ from Business Model Generation, a tool embraced globally by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more.Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success, with value propositions that sell, embedded in profitable business models."
Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your childâs educationâby doing it yourself.
The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high schoolâone that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the childâs mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school âgrammar stage,â when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school âlogic stage,â in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school ârhetoric stage,â where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, youâll be able to instruct your childâwhether full-time or as a supplement to classroom educationâin all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects.
Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges.
You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools youâll need to teach your child with confidence and success.
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