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  • designingyourcareer By Richard Banfield
  • a lil’bit Aboutus 443Web and mobile 32 Full-time, on- 9 Countries we’ve 2 Offices in Boston,design projects site designers got clients in and since 2005 and developers San Francisco freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • a lil’bitAboutusfreshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • 00 whydesignacareer? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • We need more ofastrategythantactics “Where do I start?” class of summer 2012 freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • ...and astrategyisn’tplanning“The things I’m going to be working on haven’t been invented yet” rhys banfield, summer 2012 freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • happinessiskey“Happiness is something you make, not stumble upon” freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • 01 Ashortstory freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Let’s start withastoryofvision freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Let’s start withastoryofvision 2008 $2.75M freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Let’s start withastoryofvision Meh! freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Let’s start with astoryofvision“As the duo poured their sorrows into their drinks, they realized that the one part of the site that was actually doing well — the deals — could be combined with their love of design.” freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Let’s start withastoryofvision Passion? Market Best in opp? the world? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Let’s start withastoryofvision freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Let’s start withastoryofvision 2012 $600M 9M customers freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Let’s start with astoryofvision“I’m doing my dream job, and I’m building the company I’m meant to run.” Jason Goldberg freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • canitreallybethissimple? Passion? Best in Market the opp? world? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • 02 goodtogreat freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’goodtogreat freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’ goodtogreat Can a good companybecome a great company, and if so, how? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’ goodtogreat Greatness is not primarily afunction of circumstance, butlargely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline. freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’ goodtogreatCollins was talking aboutbusinesses not individuals but it turns out it still works freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Can you really designacareer? Where would you start? &What does the process look like? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • 03 thevisionframework freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’corevaluesconcept it always starts with Who? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’ goodtogreat Get the right Get the wrong people on the bus. people off the bus. Get the right peoplePut who before what. in the right seats freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Can you really designacareer?How do you know who gets on the bus and who gets off? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’corevaluesconcept BHAG vivid vision Core purpose Core Values freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Richard’scorevaluesconcept TAG = timeless audacious goal vivid vision Core purpose Core Values freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Why create atimelessaudaciousgoal freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’thehedgehogconceptdiscipline opportunistic freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’ thehedgehogconceptdisciplined opportunistic freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’thehedgehogconcept What are you deeply passionate about? What can you What drives be the best at your economic the world at? engine? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’thehedgehogconcept What are you deeply passionateBHAG about? What can you What drives be the best at your economic the world at? engine? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’ thehedgehogconcept What are you deeply passionate about? Passion? Best in Market the opp?What can you What drives world?be the best at your economicthe world at? engine? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • 04 thevisionworkshop freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Let’s get started designyourcareerStep 1: Create a list of core values Guidelines: create as many as you want be prepared to share core = emotional & motivational freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • fresh tilled soil’s corevalues Keep things simple Own the work Make the team look goodGrow with quiet confidence freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Teaching Company corevalues Excellence Cultivate every resource Results-oriented work ethicFair and generous relationships Integrity. Period. freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer Step 2: make a short list determine the three to five values that you feel best represent you freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer Step 3: test your values spend a few minutes answering yes orno for each of the values you’ve chosen Here are your questions... freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer Question One if you were starting your career today would this value be validregardless of the industry or trends? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer Question Two Is this value timeless, no matterwhat changes in the outside world? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer Question Threewould you hold onto this value no matter what others say? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer Question Four would you change jobs before compromising this value? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer Question Fiveif you had enough money to retire comfortably would you stillcontinue to believe in this value? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareerStep 4: select the best values eliminate the values that didn’t pass the yes/no test freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareerStep 5: write a single core purpose describe in one sentence the core purpose of your career ...and can you be the best at this? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer “help entrepreneurs launchinnovative and meaningful products” freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer“To provide a secure place on Earth for the Jewish people” freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer “To make people happy” freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareerStep 6: write a vivid visiondescribe in a paragraph how youvisualize your purpose happening freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer “We will be as people-oriented as HP. ...We will attain customer satisfaction unsurpassed evenby Nordstrom. ... We will continually gain market share despite a price premium on commodity products. ... We will be studied by business schools for our sophisticated use of technology.” freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’thehedgehogconcept Step 7: create your hedgehog What are you deeply passionate about? What can you What drives be the best at your the world at? economic engine? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer Step 8: write a bhagcreate a timeless and audacious goal that will excite you and motivate others to be part of freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Jim Collins’thehedgehogconcept What are you deeply passionateBHAG about? What can you What drives be the best at your economic the world at? engine? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer“be the best user experience design company in the world.” freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • designyourcareer what’s your mountain? freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • 05 beingthebest freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Let’s get started designyourcareer“Find hard work you love doing.” freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Let’s get started designyourcareer“Commit yourself to making lots of mistakes.” freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • Let’s get starteddesignyourcareer“Focus more on less.” freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • 06 yourquestions freshtilledsoil.com @freshtilledsoil
  • goodluck!
  • richard@freshtilledsoil.coM @freshtilledsoil