What I Believe

Here are some things I believe:

      • Talent autonomy over talent management
      • Entrepreneurship is for everyone
      • Action produces more insight than introspection
      • “Career” is a verb
      • Career planning is dead, career modeling is alive and well

    We all have to regularly reinvent how we work. Combining entrepreneurship basics with the Personal Business Model™ methodology helps us develop our careers by design rather than default.

    My personal business model approach evolved over 30 + years of experience doing some 40 jobs, from washing dishes and tending bar to starting and running a professional services venture — and later selling it to a NASDAQ-listed firm in a multimillion dollar transaction. The methodology is set forth in Business Model You, ranked first among new business startup books by The Independent in 2012.

    I conceived Business Model You while pursuing doctoral studies in international business model portability and serving as a co-creator of the international bestseller Business Model Generationwritten by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur (plus a sensational crowd of 470 practitioners from 45 countries)

    Previously I started and ran a professional services venture that helped clients expand their businesses overseas. Here are some of the clients we helped:


    Today I lead the personal business model movement at BusinessModelYou.com. I’m a former professor of business and hold undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral degrees from Stanford University, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Hitotsubashi University’s Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy. I’m a certified NEXT entrepreneurship instructor and professionally and academically qualified to teach entrepreneurship at the university level.

    Dr. Timothy Clark