For the third year in a row we’ve been invited to participate as speakers at the Wired Next Fest.
Two years ago we presented the Canvas (2014), the year after that, we introduced a different version dedicated to job search (2015).
This year it all happened in the beautiful city of Florence and in a one of a kind location: the historical and beautiful Palazzo Vecchio!
We accepted the challenge and broadened our speech to include the theme of Professional Innovation. In an era in which globalization, Internet and digital transformation are revolutionizing industries, professions change, disappear and evolve.
Pressure builds up on workers, whether they’re freelance or internal collaborators in companies.
In this vortex of change, professionals and employees are expected to have new survival skills. Learning from big companies such as Airbnb, Uber or Netflix, innovating the business model, the way they acquire, create and distribute value for their clients.
Being capable of fully understanding and managing a professional strategy is not a simple thing. This is why we presented a workshop using the Personal Business Model Canvas, a visual tool that allows you to describe and innovate ones profession, all on a single page. This tool belongs to the Business Model You®, presented in Tim Clark’s bestseller. During the workshop we used a radically improved version of the Canvas.
Our session obtained great success: a full house and also more people standing! I do admit I had doubts, caused by a gloomy Sunday morning in Florence combined to the fact there was an on-going parallel session held by the world- renowned photographer Oliviero Toscani, whose professional innovation skills go beyond anyone could ever dream of learning!