Ben is an asset to any team that has the fortune to work with him. First and foremost, Ben has a deep sense of compassion, empathy, and integrity that pervades everything he does. But he is not merely another person with a kind and loving heart: he wields a deep power with a precise and effective set of skills. Ben has an intimidatingly large quantity of tools and mental models available at his disposal, which he knows when and how to deploy. He’s the first person I think of when I find tricky problems or new opportunities, and I wouldn’t want to start a company, run a non-profit, or embark on accomplishing a major vision without Ben’s support.
Ben created the Wardley Mapping Canvas as a way to break down the steps of mapping into bite-sized pieces. He published a guest post about the canvas for Miro (a real-time collaboration tool, formerly RealtimeBoard), and the canvas has since been added to the official template library for all users.