THE DISRUPTORS' BLOG

Raising a Glass to Courage, Simplicity, and Conviction

By Shawn Nason | December 24, 2020 |

No matter how you’ve been affected by all the disruptive events of the past year, I think you’ll agree that we’re no longer the people we were a year ago. Yep, 2020 changed us individually and collectively by rattling us from our comfort zones and dragging us kicking and screaming into a world filled with…

How Self-Compassion Can Help You Finish 2020 Strong

By Shawn Nason | December 15, 2020 |

I’m calling on you to give yourself the gift of grace this year—and to extend it into 2021. Stop obsessing over your failures and start reminding yourself of your accomplishments. This isn’t for vanity; it’s for sanity. 

Reinventing Our Rituals: Why We Need to Hold On to Our Traditions—But Not Too Tightly

By Shawn Nason | December 8, 2020 |

This past spring, as the first waves of the coronavirus pandemic began crashing ashore, Jews around the world gathered to celebrate their Passover seder, a meal that marks one of the most important holidays in the faith calendar. But as they gathered via Zoom or in tight family groups, the empty chair set out for…

The First Thing a Savvy Team Leader Needs to Do

By Mitch Ditkoff | December 7, 2020 |

If you lead a team of people, the first thing you need to do is let your team know the full scope of your roles and responsibilities. You may think your team understands what you do, but it’s highly likely they don’t — at least not at the level of specificity that a high performing…

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The Fallacy of the Aha Moment & Overnight Success in Innovation

By Jesse Nieminen | December 7, 2020 |

We’ve all heard the story of Newton and the apple. According to the legend, he came up with the theory of gravity when he was sitting under a tree and an apple fell on his head, at which point it all suddenly dawned on him. We love to hear stories of these great aha moments.…

How to Strengthen a Business Model for Media & Entertainment Industry in 2021

By Julia Beyers | December 4, 2020 |

While numerous enterprises are trying to make ends meet at the end of 2020, there are a few industries that have fared rather well. The media and entertainment sectors as well as the iGaming niche belong to them. In 2020, total video games and eSports revenue in the United States was about $29.1bn. In 2019,…

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…

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