Download and listen-on-the-go to the 6th 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 5 are under Resources below).
This week we’re featuring our conversation with best-selling author Whitney Johnson, the leading thinker on driving corporate innovation through personal disruption. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work.
Whitney and her work have been covered in The Atlantic, BBC, CNN, Fast Company, the Guardian, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, and other media. (see Whitney’s bio below).
- What it means to embrace the power of your constraints
- How constraints improve decision making
- Three immediately useful ideas for turning constraints of all kinds to your advantage
About Whitney Johnson
Whitney Johnson is the leading thinker on driving corporate innovation through personal disruption, and is the author of the critically-acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work. She co-founded Rose Park Advisors, a boutique investment firm, with Clayton Christensen, and was an Institutional Investor-ranked analyst for eight consecutive years, including at Merrill Lynch. She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and is also the author of the book Dare, Dream Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream (2012).
Whitney has been widely recognized for her contributions, including being named a Future Thinker Finalist by management Thinkers50 in 2013, and was one of Fortune’s 55 Most Influential Women on Twitter in 2014. Whitney is also the co-founder of the Forty Over 40 list, recognizing women who are reinventing, disrupting, and making an impact. Find out more about Whitney Johnson.
Resources for This Episode
- Listen to our conversation with Whitney in Episode 41: Disrupt Yourself: A Powerful Idea For Succeeding in Unexpected Ways
- Find out more about Disrupt Yourself — order on Amazon.com
- Read Whitney Jonson’s articles in Harvard Business Review
- 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)
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Read the Episode B-6 Transcript
For your convenience, we’ve transcribed this conversation, with minor edits for written clarity. Read the transcript.