The start-up of you – Executive summary
Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
Reid Hoffman (Cofounder Linkedin) and Ben Casnocha present a visual summary of there best-selling book – “the Startup of You”. It demonstrates how work and careers need a new entrepreneurial mindset in our fast changing world – Not just for entrepreneurs, but for everyone who want to make an impact in their lives.
ALL HUMANS ARE ENTREPRENEURS
Why are humans born entrepreneurs?
– Our ancestors had to be resourceful and creative to feed themselves and survive.
– Work in its current form is a new invention and the rare exception in history, not a natural human state.
How has the world of work changed?…..
DEVELOP A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
3 factors that form your competitive advantage:
— Two types of assets: Hard assets (like cash, stocks, and physical possessions) and soft assets (like skills, experiences, connections, and knowledge).
— Include your vision of the future, goals, deepest wishes, and core values (regardless of the market realities or your existing assets).
3. Market realities.
— What people will actually pay you for.
PLAN TO ADAPT
Should you craft a detailed plan and persistently work to make it happen? Or do you stay flexible in order to seize unexpected opportunity?
– Both: plan to adapt.
– Follow plans with discipline, yet have no firm plans.
– Be flexibly persistent: always ready to adapt (for valid reasons), yet persistent in driving towards set goals.