What skills and knowledge an MA Design Management graduate should have in order to be employable in the creative industries sector, in my opinion?

The historical development of design management teaches us that the main perspective in the new century is Design thinking, that the role of design are New business models, and last but not least the focus of Design Management are Creative organisations.

In my opinion an MA Design Management graduate should have not only strong knowledge and skills, but particularly Design Management know-how, connected especially with the know-how of the 21st century business model patterns.

Book reviews > Funky Business Forever: How To Enjoy Capitalism

The mission of this book, for which it is really hard to say that it is only a business book, is to: “make a difference in shaping organizations and leaders who consider broader responsibilities than the balance sheet.”

According to authors, to achieve a funky organization we must have the gifts and guts to imagine and work wonders. All this implies risk – total risk – and, at the end of the day, our personal risk. Yes, personal risk.

When we wake up next day, we should remind ourselfs that business is not a rocket science. It basically still boils down to making money. Also in Funky Inc..

Learn the new language of the business (model) design in one day

Business models are changing. Faster than ever. So, we better start designing our new, innovative and alternative business models today. Invest in our most important capability, to earn the new language of the business model design. We’ll learn what is the backbone of our business models, where the biggest opportunities of our business model are and not least what is the only rule in using the Business Model Canvas.

Three options to create value for the business and for the society

Your organisation has three possibilities to focus on in creating value for the business and for the society. First are processes. Second are new products and services’. And the third option, where you have the opportunity to create the most value are business models.

The good news is, all three options are not linearly connected but are rather independent from each other. Without any doubt, though: business model innovation brings the strongest value not only to business but also to the society.

About the book

About the book
The book “Business Models Design: How insurgent organizations reach values?” was created to provide examples of different approaches and ways of solving problems with design thinking and business model innovation.

The author firmly believes that constructive strategies in conjunction with design thinking and innovative business models lead to a happy community, both for individuals and for society as a whole in the present and for future generations.

Therefore, you are invited to join us on the proposed path. […]