In the world of business today, there are 3 “Musketeer”-questions for which there seem to be a virtually infinite amount of answers or “Blah-Blah-Blah!” Entrepreneurs, strategists, investors, and academics alike are struggling to properly answer the 3 Musketeer-questions. The 3 Musketeer-questions are as follows:
What is a business plan?
What is a business model?
What is strategy?
Lack of consensus on the meaning of business plan, business plan, and strategy creates a lot of confusion regarding the conceptualization, planning, and management of business projects in startups as well as established organizations. in the absence of a shared understanding of what business plan, business model, and strategy means, lots of money, energy, and time are wasted on business projects. However, holistically examining and visually defining a business plan, business model, and strategy resolve nearly all of the conflicts between these terms.
The admittedly dense or multi-layered infographic above visually explores and synthesizes meanings of the terms of business plan, business model, and strategy. Also, similarities and differences between the terms can be visually observed. One advantage of the above 1-page infographic is that it could facilitate the creation of a shared visual language for exploring as well as discussing the terms of business plan, business model, and strategy. Visually and deeply understanding the diagram could eliminate the confusion between the terms.
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. I’d say, a model is worth more than a thousand pictures. So, happy exploration.
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