Download and listen-on-the-go to the 10th of 14 special episodes
What does it take to be the disruptor and not the disrupted? This series of special episodes provides clues. Scott and I are featuring our discussions about best-selling business books as well as our conversations with world-class business authors. (Links for Episodes 1 through 9 are under “Resources” below).
This week Scott and I pair two complementary books that, taken together, touch on different aspects of our theme for this episode: how to win in the digital age.
You’ll gain insights about:
- The birth and dramatic growth of AOL, and predictions about the Internet of Everything: The Third Wave by Steve Case
- How to increase your ability to take risks, fall, and persevere: Rising Strong by social scientist and TED Global speaker Brené Brown
- Immediately useful ideas from these two books to chart and persist on your own growth journey
Pamela S. Harper is the Founding Partner and CEO of Business Advancement Inc., a strategic growth advisory firm based in Glen Rock, NJ. For more than 20 years, Pam has applied her gift for finding the hidden opportunities in every situation to helping clients in entrepreneurial, mid-market, and Fortune 500 companies across 30 industries create hundreds of millions of dollars of value in both top and bottom line growth.
Prior to founding BAI, Pam skyrocketed into the ranks of management by taking a progressive series of newly created organizational development positions in companies ranging from mid-market to Fortune 500 across multiple industries, all undergoing dramatic change and growth.
Pam has been quoted in, featured in, or written articles for prominent business media including Business Week, Investor’s Business Daily, Chiefexecutive.net, CEO.com and other major media. Her book, Preventing Strategic Gridlock, has been used as a text in universities around the world.
D. Scott Harper, Ph.D., is Sr. Partner with Business Advancement Inc. Throughout his career Scott has devoted himself to understanding why things work the way they do, and how to apply those insights to create new value. Scott helps clients sift through complexity and take full advantage of opportunities by discovering the hidden side of everything.
Before joining BAI in 2010, Scott held a succession of increasingly accountable innovation positions in the consumer healthcare industry. Since then, he has been published and quoted in prominent business media outlets including Chief Executive Magazine, CEO.com, CEO World Magazine, and the IndUS Business Journal.
Resources for This Episode
- Read about Rising Strong by Brené Brown
- Read about The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future, by Steve Case
- Download “5 Questions To Ask When You Need to Move Even Faster”
- Find out about senior executive’s surprising expectations and experiences of strategic alliances. Download our complementary study report, Building POWERFUL Strategic Alliances: How Companies of All Sizes Can Increase Their ROI
- Listen to previous episodes of our special summer series on “Being the Disrupter and Not the Disrupted”:
- Pam Harper & Scott Harper: Pam & Scott’s Book Pairing for Thinking Differently (Episode B-1)
- Guest Terence Mauri: Winning in the Age of Disruption: Secrets of the Leader’s Mindset (Episode B-2)
- Guest Judith E. Glaser: Accelerating Trust Through Conversational Intelligence (Episode B-3)
- Pam Harper & Scott Harper: Pam & Scott’s Book Pairings for Increasing Innovation (Episode B-4)
- Guest Ron Friedman: The Secrets of Becoming The Best Place to Work (Episode B-5)
- Guest Whitney Johnson: How Constraints Can Boost Your Innovation and Growth (Episode B-6)
- Pam Harper & Scott Harper: Pam and Scott’s Book Pairings for Inspiring Resilience (Episode B-7)
- Guest Karen Tiber Leland: How CEO Branding Can Give You a Competitive Advantage (Episode B-8)
- Guest Ken Lizotte: Three Reasons CEOs Should Get Out and Speak (Episode B-9)
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