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Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

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Publisher's Summary

In today's ever-changing and often-volatile business landscape, adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever. It is no longer possible - or even desirable - to learn one set of job skills and work your way up the ladder. Rather, today's entrepreneurs and business leaders must anticipate change to create opportunities for professional success and personal satisfaction. In Disrupt Yourself, Jay Samit - a digital media expert who has launched, grown, and sold startups and Fortune 500 companies alike - describes the unique method he has used to invent new products and grow established businesses throughout his career.

Samit has been at the helm of businesses in the ecommerce, digital video, social media, mobile communications, and software industries, helping to navigate them through turbulent economic times and guide them through necessary transformation so that they stay ahead of the curve and profitable. In Disrupt Yourself, he reveals how specific strategies that help companies flourish can be applied at an individual level. By challenging assumptions, pinpointing one's unique value, and identifying weaknesses in the structure of current industries, anyone can achieve success and lasting prosperity.

Incorporating stories from his own experience and anecdotes from other innovators and disruptive businesses - including Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, YouTube, Circ du Soleil, Odor Eaters, Iams Dog Food, Silly Putty, and many more - Samit shows how personal transformation can reap entrepreneurial and professional rewards. Disrupt You! offers clear and empowering advice for anyone looking to break through; anyone with a big idea but no idea how to apply it; and for anyone worried about being made irrelevant in an era of technological transformation. This engaging, perspective-shifting book demystifies the mechanics of disruption for individuals and businesses alike.

©2015 Jay Samit (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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  • WILLIAM S STOMP JR
    Pottstown, PA, US
    27/07/15
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    "Great Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Solid Content. Well written and well read. Interesting information that with just the right amount of examples and case studies wrapped in a story narrative to increase engagement.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cobus
    19/12/15
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    "Life transforming read."

    Life transforming read. An authentic author with real life stories and the scars to proof it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Juan Gonzalez
    04/11/15
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    "This is an excellent guide to win"
    What made the experience of listening to Disrupt You! the most enjoyable?

    Audio is clear and author (narrator) shows lots of interest and passion for the topic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Disrupt You!?

    The examples he used and how you can apply these.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The case of McDonalds and the downloads from Sony. How Jay solved the $3 Million block.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A new pattern to win


    Any additional comments?

    This is not just a book, but also a guide on how to overcome many years of paradigms and poor business decisions. Disrupt you is truly disrupting the business book category in a way that brings something that looks impossible and unimaginable into regular life examples and anecdotes that you can put in place. Kudos to the Disrupt You team!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kenneth K.
    28/12/15
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    "You absolutely have to read or listen to this book"
    What made the experience of listening to Disrupt You! the most enjoyable?

    1. The insight provided by author Jay Samit2. Real life examples of industries that have been disrupted by small startups. Amazon, PayPal, YouTube, Cirque Du Soleil and Iams Dog Food all disrupted established once successful industries many of whom are now gone.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jay Samit, the author and narrator of the book, is my favorite character. Jay brings first hand experience, entirely of knowledge and contagious enthusiasm to the book. If you ever wanted to disrupt anything you absolutely MUST read this book! I have been in business for 40 years and seen many things but what Jay is teaching has made me realize there more opportunities available today than ever before.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Disrupt Yourself, then Disrupt an Industry!"


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot wait to read Jay's next book. If you are interested in success through disruption you owe it to yourself to read or listen to this book! You never know. You might just disrupt yourself enough to disrupt an entire industry!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • G. Walls
    15/12/15
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    "GREAT BOOK AND WELL WORTH THE LISTEN AND READ."

    Loved the book. Filled with great information to make you brainstorm more. About ones own business and how to disrupt it. Or if your thinking about entering a business, how u could/might disrupt it. Great history on how some businesses have come and gone though out time by people doing that exact thing, "DISRUPTING".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin Brooks
    30/11/15
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    "A must read!!!"
    If you could sum up Disrupt You! in three words, what would they be?

    Money well spent. This is a must read. It's a book you want to finish and not put down until you finish. Love this book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Morgan
    11/10/15
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    "Freaking Awesome!"

    This book should be read by anyone in business or thinking about creating more streams of income.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • RC
    San Francisco
    30/08/15
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    "Outstanding!!"

    This book is for Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs or anyone with the Will & Desire to Succeed in Life or Business by Creating Massive Value in the world.

    Buying any other book will be a waste of your Time, Money and Attention if you wanna Play a Bigger Game.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Frank
    14/08/15
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    "Disrupt You Disrupt me"

    Great book, practice advise from Jay who has been there and back.
    50 year old executive who's days are number in corporate America this book is for you
    This book will inspire, direct and help you thing outside the box, a fresh perspective on the new world. It will also act as a catalyst for the next new idea.
    Don't sell a product, solve a problem
    Before you can change the world, you must change yourself.

    You'll read it again and again
    Rock on Jay!
    Thanks for sharing you wisdom
    Your Fan
    Frank Lahtinen

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Oliver Nielsen
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    13/09/15
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    "Nothing wrong with his take on entrepreneurship"

    Nothing wrong with his take on entrepreneurship and disruption – but he keeps referencing to news stories, anecdotes, cases, ad nausea. It's the Malcom Gladwell recipe. To me, it's just less applicable and practical.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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