Business Analysis Wisdom is the latest book from Mark J. Owen, a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) that I know through the Dutch IIBA Chapter. Mark is the owner of MJO-DigitalInfo and has a history in Enterprise Information Management and Business Analysis.
The Secret of Cycling – Maximum Performance Gains Through Effective Power Metering and Training Analysis is the latest book of Guido Vroemen, Hans van Dijk and Ron van Megen.
These authors also wrote two interesting book in Dutch “Het Geheim van Wielrennen” and “Hardlopen met Power!” that discuss training methodology and scientific models which estimate performance for cycling and running.
Business Model You, a book from Tim Clark, has the subtitle “a one-page method for reinventing your career“. The personal business model canvas is the central model of the book, which is based upon the Business Model Canvas.
Tim Clark provides a four-stage methodology to innovate your personal business model (canvas) and provides lots of practical examples in the book. So let’s have a look at the overall structure of the book, deep-dive into the personal business model canvas and zoom-in on the business model you methodology.
Moritz Dressel, a former Business Administration classmate from University of Twente, wrote the book Aspiring Advisor based on his experience as a management consultant within Deloitte. I was fortunate that Moritz was willing to sent me a copy of his book.
The Aspiring Advisor’s subtitle is “strategies and tools for a successful consulting career” and I was really curious what leanings Moritz would provide, given the fact that we’ve both work for large multinational (consulting) companies.
Design a Better Business is the result of a hunderd-day-race of Patrick van der Pijl from Business Models Inc, Justin Lokitz from Business Models San Francisco and Lisa Kay Solomon co-author of the bestseller Moments of Impact. Designers Maarten van Lieshout and Erik van der Pluijm completed the Design a Better Business (book)team.
Based on the design thinking model (double loop) various must-have tools, skills and case studies are discussed for each phase in the model. So let’s dive into the book structure first and see if the highly visual work book consumes as easy as the Business Model Generation Handbook.
Harvard Business Review published the Curiosity Profile Assessment a little while ago. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a professor of Business Psychology at University College London, states that curiosity is a vital quality for “people who ask smart questions, explore new ideas and solutions, and are eager to grow“.