It is not to often that I come across a book that I am as excited about as “Business Model You“. Maybe it is because I am the preverbal entrepreneur and I am always looking for ways to improve myself and how I do business. If you are like me, then you are really going to enjoy Tim Clark’s new book for it is loded with amazing techniques and tools to help you transform your career.
“Business Model You” in essence was crowdsourced. Tim and his collaborators Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur solicited the thoughts and ideas from 328 work life wizards from around the world. Some of their profiles are included in the book providing the reader with insight into how they used the “Canvas” to reshape their careers and lives. As stated in ” Business Model You” it will give you a distinct advantage, because while many workers define and document organizational business practices, few formally define or document organizational business models. Even fewer individuals apply the power of business model thinking to their own careers.
The whole book is based on something called “The Business Model Canvas”, which describes how nine components of a business model fit together, is a powerful technique for painting pictures of how organizations work. Those nine components are: customers, value provided, channels, customer relationships, revenue, key resources, key activities, key partners and costs. If you would like a picture of the canvas ( a picture is worth a 1,000 words) please click here to be directed to the downloadable PDF of the canvas. So why is this important? Author Tim Clark shows you how to convert the nine (9) components into “The Personal Business Model Canvas”. Those same (9) components then then turned into questions that allow you to immediately understand the importance of the canvas: who helps you?, what you do?, who you are and what you have?, what you give?, how you help?, how you interact?, how they know you and how you deliver?, what you get?, how you help?.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with Tim Clark about “Business Model You”. This book if used properly can truly alter your career and life.
If you are interested in watching a great YouTube video about the book click here. I also encourage you to visit the “Business Model You” website and join the community of thousands who are collaborating together throughout the world helping one another define new and exciting careers.