Economic Model Series: Summary of Posts

December 8, 2011

Economic models and their management are an amazingly important lens to help you build a great business.  I am writing a series of posts on economic models, how to develop them, and how to use them. This post serves as an index to the posts that have been published.

At some point, I would like to turn them into an e-book, so if you have suggestions for improvement or issues that have not been addressed, I would really appreciate your comments!

In this series:

1) What is a Business Economic Model?

This post describes what an economic model is and why it is important to your business.

2) Why You are Blind To Your Economic Model

Here are some of the top reasons why CEOs fail to recognize the importance of and implement a comprehensive economic model.

3) Every Company Has an Optimal Economic Model Waiting To Be Discovered

This post describes an iterative process that you can use to identify and improve your economic model.

4) Optimize Now or Later?

There is both risk and benefit to delaying optimizing your economic model. This post lays out the reasons to wait, as well as the reasons to do it now.

5) Characteristics of the Best Spreadsheet Models

This post describes the characteristics of the best spreadsheet models that help you to better understand your economic model and better predict your economic performance.

6) Characteristics of Attractive Economic Models

How do you know you have an attractive economic model? It will have these five characteristics.

7) Everyone Loves an Economic Engine

…but do your employees, managers, investors and customers see yours?


As I said, I would really like your comments, as I am sure that there are many ways to improve the posts.  Please comment here or on the individual posts!

Founder & Partner

As the founder of OpenView, Scott focuses on distinctive business models and products that uniquely address a meaningful market pain point. This includes a broad interest in application and infrastructure companies, and businesses that are addressing the next generation of technology, including SaaS, cloud computing, mobile platforms, storage, networking, IT tools, and development tools.