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NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 4

Curiosity is more important than ever. Consumer behaviors and expectations have shifted more in the last year than the entire previous decade.

So how do we position our minds to maintain curiosity?

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OCTOBER

OCTOBER 7

As adults we gather information throughout our lives, bringing preconceived notions, biases, doubts, fears, failures, negatives—you name it—into the process of solution-finding.

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OCTOBER 21

Science and research have a reputation for being “left-brain” activities, totally alien to “right-brain” activities like music and art. The reality is the opposite: Creativity is what enables scientific innovation.

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SEPT

SEPTEMBER 9

In a study on open innovation, researchers found that the most radical disruptions happen when two factors converge: Disruptors rely more on external collaboration with partners who have distinct interests and skills and less on existing customers and suppliers.

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SEPTEMBER 23

An organizational culture that doesn’t allow for authenticity can lead to all kinds of disasters. Most aren’t as epic as space shuttle crashes, but they are nonetheless critical failures in determining the next action steps.

Would your teams pass the organizational-performance test?

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AUGUST 2

Do you feel alone or isolated? Literally socially distanced from human connection right now? You are not alone, even if you feel like it. The pandemic forced millions of people into isolation from family, friends, community, and coworkers. Even introverts miss small talk with strangers.

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AUGUST 12

What does bravery look like? 
When someone risks their life for the benefit of others, like a front-line physician, soldier, or deep-sea rescue diver, we say, "Oh, that was brave."

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AUGUST 26

We’re making final preparations to launch Disruptor League Plus, and I’m so excited for what’s to come. We interviewed more than 300 people just like you (and some of you!) to discover the biggest pain points that create obstacles to disruption. Overwhelmingly you told us that you needed more community. A sense of belonging....

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JULY 1

During the month of July, let's focus our collective energy on healing the divide in our world.

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JULY 15

I’m here to rescue you out of the quicksand that is burying you alive. I’ve got a lifeline for you to prevent the inexorable pull that drags you underneath the surface and sucks the life out of you.

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JULY 29

Do you feel alone or isolated? Literally socially distanced from human connection right now? You are not alone, even if you feel like it. 

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JUNE 3

Hello Disruptors! One of my least favorite things to hear is when people try to convince me that they're not creative. Pardon my bluntness—I going to have to call bulls*t on that.

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JUNE 10

There's something I've always admired about great sports teams; the ability for different individuals from different backgrounds to come together and play as one. Yes, they share a common goal of winning...

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JUNE 17

Shawn speaks with Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, a corporate and well-being productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we live and work by destroying the delusion that burnout is the price we have to pay for success.

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JUNE 24

Imagine for a moment a company that listens to its employees, engages feedback from its customers, and focuses on flexibility. I know, I know. Hard to imagine, right?

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MAY 6

As we continue to live in a disrupted world, the concept of compassion keeps swirling in my head. For me, it goes on the list of words that people use all of the time, but don't really know what it means...

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MAY 13

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Though the world was very different 100 years ago, I can’t help but feel a connection with the people who lived during...

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MAY 20

Is compassion possible in disagreement? When everyone seems to be yelling, how do we listen with compassion? Everywhere I look, I see people who seem angry about something. But I wonder...

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MAY 27

As we continue to explore the topic of compassion this month, let's turn our focus to self-compassion. Compassion means having empathy or sympathy for the pain of others and then doing something...

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APRIL 6

As we kick off a new month with tons of unknowns and uncertainties ahead, it’s become clear to me that we need a mission. Like, one big jump-in-it-together mission where we take off the handcuffs...

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APRIL 14

As we dive into another week of innovation and disruption together, let's press the pause button for a few minutes and turn our tribe's attention to the issue of loneliness. Everywhere we turn...

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APRIL 21

Yes, innovators and disruptors, it's once again time for our weekly newsletter! I hope everyone is doing well during these difficult times. This week we want to shed some light on emotional wellbeing...

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APRIL 28

Hello to my Disruptors out there. It's crazy how fast the weeks pass now, and it's time again for another weekly newsletter. I was thinking what is one thing that we all could do to change the world. It was simple...

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