You Inc.

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Treat your career as a business.
Make yourself more valuable through continuous learning, building a network and adapting towards antifragility.

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You Inc.

  1. 1. You Inc. http://actualiser.co.za @pshymorphic jpool@pshymorphic.com 2 September 2013 MIH Media Lab @mihmedialab Jan Pool
  2. 2. Actualiser
  3. 3. Actualiser RealityGate RSV
  4. 4. Actualiser RealityGate Gust Pay RSV
  5. 5. Actualiser RealityGate Gust Pay Circadian AfrikaBurn Guide Bitcoin Stellenbosch Explorer RSV
  6. 6. You
  7. 7. You Inc.
  8. 8. You Inc. Startup: Me 1.0 Product? Brand?
  9. 9. You Inc. Startup: Me 1.0 Product? Brand? Always be Awesome!
  10. 10. Know Yourself
  11. 11. Know Yourself Likes & Dislikes Strengths & Weaknesses Risk Appetite
  12. 12. Know Yourself Likes & Dislikes Strengths & Weaknesses Risk Appetite Introspection Experimentation
  13. 13. Value
  14. 14. Value + Continuous Learning + Growing a Network + Adapt to Antifragility
  15. 15. Product Market
  16. 16. Knowledge Product Market Skill Set Personality
  17. 17. Knowledge Product Market Location EnvironmentSkill Set Personality Money
  18. 18. Knowledge Product Market Location EnvironmentSkill Set Differentiate! Personality Money
  19. 19. Good Reputation Focus Communication Skills Analytical Skills Get Things Done People Skills Discipline Planning Skills Passion
  20. 20. Invest in Yourself
  21. 21. Invest in Yourself Hone Your Skills Diversify Your Skills
  22. 22. Read More Invest in Yourself Hone Your Skills Diversify Your Skills Formal Learning
  23. 23. Read More Do Side Projects Do Art Have Hobbies Invest in Yourself Hone Your Skills Diversify Your Skills Formal Learning
  24. 24. Read More Have More Discussions Do Side Projects Do Art Have Hobbies Get Mentors & Advisors Invest in Yourself Hone Your Skills Diversify Your Skills Formal Learning
  25. 25. Make Connections
  26. 26. Make Connections Friends Acquaintances Professional
  27. 27. Make Connections Extra Skills Extra Knowledge Access to Markets Friends Acquaintances Professional
  28. 28. Make Connections Extra Skills Extra Knowledge Access to Markets Friends Acquaintances Professional Scale Free
  29. 29. Make Connections Extra Skills Extra Knowledge Access to Markets Friends Acquaintances Professional Scale Free Diverse
  30. 30. Make Connections Extra Skills Extra Knowledge Access to Markets Friends Acquaintances Professional Scale Free Diverse Restaurants, Bars & Coffee Shops Conferences Professional Events Entertainment
  31. 31. Make Connections Extra Skills Extra Knowledge Access to Markets Connect & Promote Others Friends Acquaintances Professional Scale Free Diverse Restaurants, Bars & Coffee Shops Conferences Professional Events Entertainment
  32. 32. Adapting towards Antifragility
  33. 33. Adapting towards Antifragility Chaos Stressors Errors Uncertainty Volatility Time
  34. 34. Adapting towards Antifragility Chaos Stressors Errors Uncertainty Fragility Resilient Continuum Volatility Time
  35. 35. Adapting towards Antifragility Chaos Stressors Errors Uncertainty Fragility Resilient Continuum Volatility Time Better Systems
  36. 36. Adapting towards Antifragility Chaos Stressors Errors Uncertainty Fragility Resilient Continuum Adapt Experiment Simplify Diversify Volatility Time Better Systems Learn from the Old Redundancy
  37. 37. Adapting towards Antifragility Chaos Stressors Errors Uncertainty Fragility Resilient Continuum Adapt Experiment Simplify Diversify Volatility Time Take Risks Calculated and Informed Embrace Failure Better Systems Learn from the Old Redundancy
  38. 38. Adapting towards Antifragility Chaos Stressors Errors Uncertainty Fragility Resilient Continuum Adapt Experiment Simplify Diversify Volatility Time Take Risks Calculated and Informed Embrace Failure Better Systems Learn from the Old Redundancy EVOLVE!
  39. 39. http://www.thestartupofyou.com/ http://www.slideshare.net/reidhoffman/startup-of-you-visual-summary
  40. 40. THE BOOK OF AWESOME by @FAKEGRIMLOCK http://fakegrimlock.com/
  41. 41. http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/
  42. 42. Treat your career as your own startup.
  43. 43. Treat your career as your own startup. Differentiate yourself locally in some niche.
  44. 44. Treat your career as your own startup. Differentiate yourself locally in some niche. Continuously learn.
  45. 45. Treat your career as your own startup. Differentiate yourself locally in some niche. Continuously learn. Build your network.
  46. 46. Treat your career as your own startup. Differentiate yourself locally in some niche. Continuously learn. Build your network. Take risks and become an adaptive, antifragile person.
  47. 47. http://actualiser.co.za http://circadian.co.za/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/janpool “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” George Bernard Shaw @pshymorphic jpool@pshymorphic.com “ART COME FROM YOUR BRAIN. TOOL SMALLEST PART OF IT.” @FAKEGRIMLOCK

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