This morning I had a meeting with Denys Shortt, Chairman and CEO of DCS Europe and one the UK’s top entrepreneurs. Since he is also a former international hockey player (naturally!), he very kindly agreed for me to film him passing on his wisdom to help professional sportspeople find success in their lives after sport.
After the interview, he asked me a question “What is your business model?”
What followed was an invaluable 2 hours of interrogation, inspiration and frantic note taking. Clearly a very visual person, Denys created flow diagrams, charts and business models to illustrate all of his suggestions and these are all in front of me to take action on.
The experience highlighted many things, one of them being that business is a process and the art is finding the right process for your service/product, and the other is the power of taking ideas from your mind to the page. From now on, whenever I have a time when my ideas seem muddled in my head I will arm myself with a black marker and attack the flip chart with gusto!
I didn’t ask Denys about his artistic ability but I wouldn’t be too surprised if he paints portaits as well…