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Disrupt Yourself

Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work
Narrated by: Cyndee Maxwell
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Are you a high potential charting your course within your current organization, a leader trying to jump-start innovative thinking in your company? Or are you ready to do something new? Consider this simple yet powerful idea: disruptive companies and ideas upend markets by doing something truly different - they see a need, an empty space waiting to be filled, and they dare to create something for which a market may not yet exist.

An expert in driving innovation via personal disruption, Whitney Johnson will help you understand how the frameworks of disruptive innovation can apply to you: If you want to be successful in unexpected ways, follow your own disruptive path. Dare to innovate. Dream big dreams. Do something astonishing. Disrupt yourself.

In this audiobook you will learn how to apply these frameworks to building a business, a career - and you. We are living in an era of accelerating disruption - those who can manage the S-curve waves of learning and maxing out will have a competitive advantage. But this is a skill set that needs to be learned. Disrupt Yourself will help people cope with the unpredictability of disruption and use it to their competitive advantage.

©2015 Whitney Johnson (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

Critic Reviews

" Disrupt Yourself reads like a handbook for innovation: It shows the incredible value of recognizing what you are good at and finding unexpected ways to apply those strengths to the marketplace. The dramatic 'jumps' that Johnson encourages us to take truly form the basis of creativity and success." (Steve Wozniak, cofounder, Apple, Inc., and chief scientist, Primary Data)

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  • Kimberly A. Whittaker
  • 30-12-2015

regurgitation from several know authors

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

people looking for change that read about 2 books a year

What could Whitney Johnson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

unique idea

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

absolutely a fantastic collection of great ideas from several known authors and if applied will change the curve you are on in this life. worth a read if you want a short book and want a change.

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regurgitation from several know authors

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  • ryan
  • 08-10-2018

solid listen

narration was drab. content solid. writing more words to meet minimum word requirement; terse reviews apparently not allowed

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  • roger funk
  • 12-03-2018

Very disruptive and thus helpful!

The concept of the S curve and how it affects our personal and work life is fascinating. Well worth a listen!

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  • dana johnson
  • 29-12-2017

Comprehensive and Entertaining

I must read this again. There is several areas that I repeated several times, and took moments to reflect on. I would like to take notes the next tine as I’m reading so that I can adjust and compare later. It was exce

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  • sean m carney
  • 23-04-2017

It's ok

Nothing new, but not a bad primer. The advantage of this book is that it's a fast read and gets one thinking about personal innovation.
But it's pretty generic and the narrator sounds computer generated.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-04-2017

So helpful to those considering career disruption

So thankful that I read this book. I have already started the process of a major career disruption and live daily with defending my decision to all who know me. Hearing the author's words and examples of those who have successfully come through their disruption helps me to feel understood, supported, and more positive about my future. Thank you, Whitney.

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  • Marnix
  • 13-12-2016

No real conrent

No real content, tips or methodes are given on how to disrupt. Just a story with some examples of succesfull individuals, but no deeper knowledge given on how and why they did succeed.

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  • Jake
  • 02-03-2016

Overall an interesting book

Interesting book but not as intriguing or instructive as others I have read. If you are looking to change your mindset about change it is a good book.

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  • TTLoffland
  • 17-01-2019

Robot reading platitudes

Worthless book with no substance. Basic list of anecdotes without meaning or actionable advice. “Take risks.” Oh, okay. “School isn’t challenging and puts too much emphasis on grades.” Okay. You’re point? “You might have to improve your skills/education to get a job.” No way.

Don’t waste the credit.

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  • Charles F Cole
  • 07-12-2015

Great substance

Thank you Whitney for writing the story that acknowledge my life journey. It validates and encourages me in that I am not alone.
Most recognition and praise goes only to the disruptors that get the IPO and are the Wall Street wonders.
Our own disruption as dentists, dry cleaners, pizza delivery, etc. affect our communities in massive ways. I am sure your enthusiasm for the message is far greater than the voice over projected for me.
Thank you for the good listen
Dr. Cole

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