Redesign Your Career with a new Personal Business Model

Learn how to use design thinking and entrepreneurship principles to change how you work
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2014 English

Course Description

Replace career confusion with career confidence, whether you want to improve in your current position, change jobs, or start your own enterprise. This hands-on, experiential course teaches you step-by-step how to define and redesign your Personal Business Model™ — the logic by which you create and deliver value. Gain clarity and power at work by mastering the systematic, repeatable way to optimize the most important business model of all: business model you. Taught directly by the author of the global bestseller Business Model You.

What are the requirements?

  • Participants should have two years of full-time work experience, access to spreadsheet software, and a strong desire to learn. No other requirements.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand and diagnose your current Personal Business Model™
  • Redesign your Model for greater satisfaction and success
  • Learn business modeling and entrepreneurship principles, how they apply to organizations and individuals, and how you can use them over your entire career

Who is the target audience?

  • Mid-career professionals

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: What is Work?

NOTE: A full written transcript of every lesson in this course is available as a downloadable file to registered students.

Course Overview and Rationale
What is Work?
4 questions

Confirm your understanding of the three core concepts from our first lesson.

On the Job takeaways from "What is Work?"
Why Money Solves Only One Career Problem
3 questions

Why Money Solves Only One Career Problem


Well, I hope you got a perfect score on that quiz!

When talking about careers, have you heard people say, "find your passion and the money will follow," or "if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life?"

Well, those things sound really nice, but they are actually misleading. In our next lesson we'll learn why so-called passion is a poor basis for pursuing your career.

Avoid “Passion” When Selecting an Occupation
3 questions

Reinforce your understanding of takeaways from Lesson 1.3.

The Difference Between Jobs and Work
4 questions

Test your understanding of concepts from Lesson 6.

Lifeline Discovery Part 1
Lifeline Discovery Part 2
Lifeline Discovery Part 3
Section 2: Entrepreneurship Fundamentals for Career Re-Designers
What is Entrepreneurship?
3 questions

Confirm your understanding of key points from the lesson on What is Entrepreneurship?

Modern Entrepreneurship Theory in Less Than Seven Minutes
5 questions

Test your understanding of key concepts from the previous lesson.

What's Entrepreneurship's True Core? (Hint: Not What You Think!)
3 questions

Confirm your knowledge of key points from What's Entrepreneurship's True Core?

12 Minutes to Financial Literacy (that's all we can stand...:)
1 question

Check your understanding of the content from this lesson on financial literacy.

The Scalability Secret
Which of the Four Workstyles is Right for You?
Why You Shouldn't Become an Entrepreneur
Lifeline Discovery Followup
Section 3: Business Model Thinking: Enterprises
What are Business Models? Why are they Important?
The Supreme Law of Business Models
The Business Model Canvas
Business Model Thinking: Enterprises
5 questions
Case Study: How to Diagram an Enterprise Business Model (Part 1)
Check Your Understanding of Enterprise Business Models
7 questions
Case Study: How to Diagram an Enterprise Business Model (Part 2)
Two Secret Weapons for Work Seekers
Take-Home Enterprise Business Model Project
Section 4: Business Model Thinking: Individuals
The Personal Business Model Canvas
10 questions

Check your understanding of the Personal Business Model Canvas

How to Diagram Your Personal Business Model Step-by-Step: Quick Approach
How to Diagram Your Personal Business Model Step-by-Step: Slow Approach
5 questions

Check your knowledge of Personal Business Model diagramming

Diagnosing Your Personal Business Model
Revising Your Model
Re-Revising Your Model | Review
2 questions

Section 4 Review Questions

Section 5: Testing Your New Model
How to Test Your Model Using Focused Inquiry
6 questions

Check your understanding of Focused Inquiry

The Golden Key to Career Development (and entrepreneurship!)
Customer Development Basics
3 questions

Check your understanding of Customer Development


Here are the three career questions you must ask yourself, as presented by my friend Bruce Hazen, the world's greatest career counselor and the creator of the Three Questions methodology. Learn what the three questions are, why and when you need to ask them, and what to do with the answers!

(Sorry, no transcript is available for this video)

Focus on Modeling, not "The Model"

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Instructor Biography

Tim Clark, Best-selling author, entrepreneur, and career redesigner

Tim Clark is an educator, entrepreneur, NEXT-certified entrepreneurship trainer, and author who leads the global personal business model movement. After selling his startup to a NASDAQ listed entity in a multi-million-dollar transaction, he completed doctoral research in international business model portability and went on to author or edit five books on entrepreneurship, business models, and personal development, including the international bestsellers Business Model You and Business Model Generation, which together have sold more than a million copies in 30 languages.

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