Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work

Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work

by Whitney Johnson

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ISBN-13: 9781629560526
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 133,716
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Whitney Johnson is the leading thinker on driving corporate innovation through personal disruption. She cofounded Rose Park Advisors, a boutique investment firm, with Clayton Christensen, and was an Institutional Investor-ranked analyst for eight consecutive years, including at Merrill Lynch. She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and the author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream (Bibliomotion 2012). She was named a Future Thinker Finalist by Management Thinkers50 in 2013, and one of Fortune’s 55 Most Influential Women on Twitter in 2014. Johnson is cofounder of the Forty Over 40 List, recognizing women who are reinventing, disrupting, and making an impact. She is represented by the New Leaf Speakers bureau, along with other key thought leaders in innovation and business.

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Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Execurate More than 1 year ago
As soon as I began to comprehend the pattern of this book, I realized this book reminded me of a quote I live by. "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them". George Bernard Shaw Playwright, Nobel Prize Winner As a psychologist, I feel connected with Mrs. Johnson's approach describing the s-curve and how our brains crate less of the "feel-good chemicals" and how boredom can kick in automatically. I truly believe that we as individuals have to disrupt ourselves in order to grow. It's like getting out of your comfort zone to discover unexpected opportunities, but this would only happen if we had the audacity to actually challenge ourselves, be uncomfortable, disrupt ourselves, and take that risk to implement that change. Johnson offers many metaphors throughout the book, which I greatly appreciate as I feel comfortable with the lecturing process of understanding and being persuaded to different visions and trains of thought. In page 84 Johnson describes "stepping back" I absolutely agree with this analogy as it is realistically the best option to move forward. I look at this method as not setting yourself up for disappointment. The moment we as individuals step down and slowly release our ego's is the moment we can look past that feeling of always having to be "right". Sometimes taking a step down will actually benefit us as individuals and that may be the moment we will begin to grow emotionally. I would definitely recommend "Disrupt Yourself" as a very good read as it aids individuals on different methods on how to break our patterns, create new ones, takes risks, and have a positive outlook towards our approaches in life. I will be keeping a close eye out to Whitney Johnson as I like her writing style and hope to see more of her thoughts and visions in the near future. Finally, I feel like her writing style is of a nurturer, positively impactful. Sarah Abuaqel
Jane_Perdue More than 1 year ago
As a business woman, I love business books as well as personal development ones that quickly get to the point and stay on point. Whitney Johnson's Disrupt Yourself does just that. The book is bright, brief, and informative. For anyone stuck in their comfort zone but yearning for a thoughtful and effective way out -- read this book. The insights, research, and inspiration shared will prepare you to answer "yes" to Whitney's question, "Are you ready to jump?"
RaggedyJaney More than 1 year ago
“Disrupting yourself is critical to avoiding stagnation, being overtaken by younger, smarter, faster workers, and fast-tracking your personal and career growth.” That quote from the new book by Whitney Johnson, Disrupt Yourself, is the first of many reasons why this book was a good choice for me and will be a good choice for you. Beginning with the introduction we start to learn how disruptions affect what goes on in our brains and how they can work in our favor. The author’s scrupulously researched text gives us seven variables that help us gain mastery in our personal and professional lives. Read a full book review here. http://bizcatalyst360.com/disrupt-yourself-putting-the-power-of-disruptive-innovation-to-work/