In this episode, The Mentors host Tom Loarie interviews Thinkers50 top business thinker Whitney Johnson on the power of disruptive innovation and self-disruption. Johnson is renown for co-founding the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen and authoring two best-sellers—“Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work,” and “Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream,” with a third book in production. Listeners to the show (and podcast) will learn how to put the power of disruption to work for themselves. Johnson talks about taking the right risks, playing to your own distinctive strengths, embracing constraint, and being driven by discovery. Johnson and Loarie also discuss how entitlement kills innovation; how we must step down, back or sideways in order to grow; and how important it is to give failure its due. The S-curve—what it is and how it can be applied to business and personal life—and the seven levels one must master to achieve effective disruption and innovative success is explored with remarkable clarity and immediately applicable insight. Don’t forget to share with co-workers and friends!
- Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work, by Whitney L. Johnson
- Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream, by Whitney L. Johnson
- The Innovator’s Dilemma, by Clayton Christensen
- The Innovator’s Prescription, by Clayton Christensen