Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic.
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Survival fact: The people who will succeed today are those who figure out how to benefit from, or take advantage of, continuous disarray, disorder and disruption.
Welcome to the age of continuous personal disruption. When even the most basic daily routines get swept up in a storm of ambiguity. When nothing is certain. When there is no perfect decision to be made.
That’s why author Bill Jensen identified the 25 habits most necessary for success in today’s crazy world.
Disrupt! is for everyone trying to do extraordinary things while driving through a shitstorm of relentless disruptions. Jensen uncovered these habits by going direct to the source ― the very people causing those disruptions.
100 great disruptive heroes: CEOs, inventors and scientists, entrepreneurs and freedom fighters, firefighters and doctors, geeks and a couple of freaks … masters of disruptive innovation and change.
Disruptive because they simply refuse to accept the status quo. Heroes because they are changing the rules of the game. Great because they are helping each of us change for the better.
Consider their first five habits:
• Habit 1: Question Everything
• Habit 2: Audacity Matters
• Habit 3: Kill What You Cherish Most
• Habit 4: Do Epic Shit
• Habit 5: Blow Stuff Up
…what emerges is the profile of a protrarian ― how to be someone who helps the company and its customers by pushing back on the status quo, creating positive disruptions.
Jensen has created a master class in how to become a disruptive hero. Behind it all is powerful storytelling: How a Batman costume in the first grade inspired a lifetime of innovation; how the death of a loved one forged unlimited audacity; how a national problem is creating the world’s best company; how one C-suite executive fights to keep failing.
Readers also get bonus tips beyond the book: A free How To Addendum with checklists for every habit and all the heroes’ interviews are on YouTube for additional viewing.
Bio: About the Author
Bill Jensen makes it easier to do great work.
Bill is today’s foremost expert on work complexity and cutting through clutter to what really matters. He has spent the past two decades studying how work gets done. (Much of what he’s found horrifies him.)
He is an internationally-acclaimed author and speaker who is known for provocative ideas, extremely useful content, and his passion for making it easier for everyone to work smarter, not harder. He is CEO of The Jensen Group, a change consulting firm he founded in 1985. Bill’s personal life fantasy is to bicycle around the globe via breweries.
“Rollicking, fast-paced, turbo-charged. Bill Jensen urges us to embrace the power of originality. Read this book, then go disrupt something!” ― William C. Taylor, Co-Founder, Fast Company; Author, Practically Radical
“This is really, really cool. I actually sent this to my mom, which I almost never do.” ― Jamie Heywood, Chairman of PatientsLikeMe and one of 100 Great Disruptive Heroes
“Progress depends on the unreasonable man: George Bernard Shaw said that of his time. And Bill Jensen relentlessly champions that idea in ours. He’s collected the wisdom of some of the most successful unreasonable men and women in the world. You cannot afford miss any of their secrets in this masterful book!”― Michael Bungay Stanier, Senior Partner of Box of Crayons and author of Do More Great Work
organizational crap. You have to make sure that the organization knows that you’re fighting for your people. Your job is to protect them from all the organizational hoops they have to jump through. And it’s constant — it requires a lot of creativity and skill.” If you work in a big organization, one of the best ways to push back is to be the shit umbrella. Protect your people from organizational crap. That frees them to do their best work. This is also called providing air cover for your
levels is fast and empowered. Still, for some the problem endures. Why? Polderen. The common usage of that Dutch word means intentionally slowing things down. It comes from the Middle Ages where precious land reclaimed from the sea — polders — forced independent local groups and municipalities to cooperate in order to maintain the dikes and pumping stations. Even when wars were fought in the region, the two sides still cooperated to prevent flooding — whoever won still needed dry land. What
Do not hesitate. In a disruptive world, that will get you run over by the person behind you who has already pushed past their fears. For More: Click, The Journey Continues, page 150 • Fear: Acknowledge It, But Keep Disrupting Anyway “We now have a novel and unprecedented and powerful set of technologies for deeply empowering people, for treating them like they’re the most important part of the company, as opposed to cogs in some machine that just executes business processes,” says this
pursue my passion because …” When writing a letter to a loved one — spouse, son or daughter, closest friend — advising them to follow their dreams, suddenly all that bullshit fades away. Give a copy to them, keep a copy for yourself. On your copy, cross out their name, insert yours. Guaranteed: You will instantly know what you need to do. Of Course… Follow Your Passion: Key Takeaways … • In a disruptive world, following your passion is an important part of seizing control of your future. If
habits/practices (Disrupt!), key patterns began to emerge. The trait that drives the most best practices is Trusting Your Gut and Values. The ability to both survive all the disruptive chaos around you as well as leverage disruption for success depends mostly on you knowing yourself deeply, then acting accordingly. After that comes Insane Curiosity. Those who survive and thrive during disruptive times are those who are passionate about constant learning/unlearning; they repeat that cycle