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Summary

How to achieve your goals and permanently alter the status quo through the art of self-disruption.

In Disrupt Yourself, innovator and digital media expert Jay Samit reveals how to achieve your goals and permanently alter the status quo through the art of self-disruption. In today's ever-changing and often-volatile business landscape, adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever. Samit describes how specific strategies that help companies flourish - challenging assumptions, pinpointing one's unique value, and identifying weaknesses in the structure of current industries - can be applied at an individual level.

Incorporating stories from his own experience and anecdotes from other innovators and disruptive businesses - including Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, YouTube, ooVoo and many more - Samit shows how personal transformation can reap entrepreneurial and professional rewards.

Disrupt Yourself offers clear and empowering advice for anyone looking to break through a creative barrier; anyone with a big idea but no idea how to apply it; and 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 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Fine, nothing amazing

Book is fine with some interesting topics covered, but nothing truly groundbreaking. Links disruption well to the value chain

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Meh.

Talked a lot about businesses doing different things that made big industry changes, and the ones that didn't who were disrupted and lost out, for example Sony not creating E Reader books. Probably interesting for some but not for me. Bit samey to be honest. Nothing that inspired me to exact huge changes in my own life. This book did not Disrupt my way of thinking. (See what I did there? Why on earth am I not a writer? Note to self: Listen to David Quantic's 'How to Write Everything' again.)

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  • 09-05-16

long but inspiring

too many examples of past stories but still good to hear it from a baller

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  • 16-03-16

Best book ever

Really good. Very interesting and relevant examples. No fillers. No bragging. Very useful. Will listen again

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Excellent book! Fascinating & inspiring

Jay Samit’s story reads like the Forest Gump’s of technology. He seemed to have been at every turn of digital advancement and come across all the top players in digital technology at the turn of the century. This book lit up a lot of light bulbs for me. I will be getting a hard copy for highlighting & reference.

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Recommend for career or business

Great practical roadmap, full of examples and reference material.

Brings a lot of different concepts and research fields together in an easy to understand way.

An interesting read.

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Good book

Great Read! All topics covered are relevant to today’s age. Really enjoyed listening to this

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Superbly inspirational book
The google ad anecdote is worth the full book price alone! This along with Blue Ocean Strategy will transform you’re innovation thinking.

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A fascinating insight into problem solving!

Loved the book, the gems of history included and how people have used problems and become the solution... Wonderful book

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interesting

This a really interesting book that makes you try and look at the world around you in a different manner. analysing why certain ideas have revolutionised the way we use technology and what we take for granted. the story reads well and the combination of personal stories amongst other stories works well.

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  • 28-04-21

A great roadmap to business success

Loved it and dived straight into Disrupt Yourself, his other book. Highly recommended for anyone stuck with a desire for business but not knowing where to start.

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  • Temisan
  • 11-05-19

Inspiring

I loved it...
One of the most inspiring piece I have ever listened to. I am more than informed, my mind is now opened to new ways I can turn disappointments into opportunities... Thanks Jay

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  • Vlad
  • 14-03-17

Great inspiring read

A must read for anyone who is considering starting a diseuptive business - or any startup actually -. This book is filled with examples from many fields.

The author identifies key concepts and patterns in each industry and in the startups that diseupted those fields.

It gave me a great motivation boost and a set of good thoughts and ideas to hold on to and sync into my mind.

There's a bit of repetition about the companies the author worked for.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-17

unoriginal, unconnected collection of stories.

Initially I was highly excited about learning new ways to reinvent and disrupt my own thinking process. The book does not offer any original ideas in this regard other than set goals, set a deadline, don't think negative.... etc.
Not very helpful to someone who has read most of the self-development literature gems out there. I only made it to the 6th chapter and cannot continue any longer.

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  • nedeltcho stoyanov
  • 09-10-15

Recommended

I really enjoyed this book, the author had some great historical lessons and anecdotes that he shares as well as some practical advice.