THE DISRUPTORS' BLOG

Overcome by a Challenge? Forget about It and Go Play

By Shawn Nason | December 1, 2020 |

Noted improv expert Janna Sobel joined us for a recent Disruptor Studio session to demonstrate how doing improv can help us access new ways of solving problems as we work to blow sh*t up on a daily basis. Janna knows what she’s talking about: she’s a graduate of The Second City’s Conservatory Program, where she’s…

How Transformational Leaders Learn To Overcome Failure

By Greg Satell | December 1, 2020 |

When we think of great leaders their great successes usually come to mind. We picture Washington crossing the Delaware or Gandhi leading massive throngs or Steve Jobs standing triumphantly on stage. It is moments of triumph such as these that make indelible marks on history’s consciousness. While researching my book, Cascades, however, what struck me most…

Fields of Study That Will Spark Your Creativity

By Cecilia Mayer | November 30, 2020 |

In an increasingly analytical and automated world, creativity can sometimes seem to be falling by the wayside. So many jobs come down to hard numbers and facts, and so many careers depend on exact qualifications and certifications, that at the very least we tend to prioritize creativity behind checking boxes.   As understandable as this…

Go, Set the World On Fire!

By Shawn Nason | November 24, 2020 |

Like most things 2020, the upcoming holiday celebrations will look different than they usually do. But the feelings of gratitude, joy, and inspiration burn brighter than ever. I considered this as we finished recording Season 3 of our new podcast, The Combustion Chronicles, which Man on Fire launched earlier this year, to spark game-changing disruption…

Experimentation Works

The Revolutionary New Way to Create Shared Value for Businesses, Customers, and Society [Interview]

By Braden Kelley | November 20, 2020 |

I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow author Jeff Gothelf to talk with him about his new book Sense and Respond, which is his second book with his co-author Josh Seiden and a major publisher. Congratulations Jeff! 1. Why is it so important that companies embed the two-way conversation with customers at the center of what they do?

Is Your Goal for 2021 Disruptive Enough? It’s Time to Dream Big

By Shawn Nason | November 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Is Your Goal for 2021 Disruptive Enough? It’s Time to Dream Big

To succeed as disruptors, we must envision the impossible for our clients and ourselves, to ask, “How might we?” in bold, creative ways and include the question, “How might I?” 

Break Out of a Golden Cage

By Federica DArmento fedarmento | November 17, 2020 |

By Federica D’Armento & Tony McGaharan Picture this. You’ve a job at “the best place to work”, and then you start experiencing those mixed feelings like in a love-hate relationship, until you decide to leave. This is actually what we went through at Google. At some point it felt like being in Groundhog Day – living…

Experimentation Works

The Surprising Power of Business Experiments [Interview]

By Braden Kelley | November 17, 2020 |

I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow author Jeff Gothelf to talk with him about his new book Sense and Respond, which is his second book with his co-author Josh Seiden and a major publisher. Congratulations Jeff! 1. Why is it so important that companies embed the two-way conversation with customers at the center of what they do?

Lean Innovation – How to do product development in a lean and efficient way

By Charlotte Gruenseisen | November 17, 2020 |

Nowadays, it is especially important to keep the process of product development lean and efficient. Therefore it is helpful to determine the concrete goal of each product development phase. This makes it easier to keep the entire process goal-oriented, structured and efficient. A lean product development process can be divided into 5 phases: Ideation, Proof…

Don’t Call It A Comeback! Lessons From LL Cool J on Disrupting Yourself

By Shawn Nason | November 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Don’t Call It A Comeback! Lessons From LL Cool J on Disrupting Yourself

As the Vulture described, “With massive hits across multiple decades, no one has been as good—or at least as relevant—over as long of a period as LL Cool J.”

How does LL Cool J stay on top of his performing game? Here are the top tips from the G.O.A.T. himself.

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