You always knew digital was going to change things, but you didn’t realize how close to home it would hit. In every industry, digital competitors are taking advantage of new platforms, tools, and relationships to undercut rivals, get closer to customers, and disrupt the usual ways of doing business. The only way to compete is to evolve.
James McQuivey of Forrester Research has been teaching people how to do this for more than a decade. He’s gone into the biggest companies, even in traditional industries like insurance and consumer packaged goods, and changed the way they think about innovation. Now he’s sharing his approach with you. McQuivey will show you how Dr. Hugh Rienhoff Jr. of FerroKin BioSciences disrupted the pharmaceutical industry, streamlining connections with doctors and regulators to bring molecules to market far faster - and then sold the company for $100 million. And how Charles Teague and his team of four people created Lose It!, a weight loss application that millions have adopted, achieving rapid success and undermining titans like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig in the process.
Regardless of your background and industry, you can learn how to be a digital disruptor too. First, adopt the right mindset: take risks, invest as cheaply as possible, and build on existing platforms to find the fastest path to solving a customer’s problem. Second, seek the “adjacent possible” - the space just next to yours where new technology creates opportunity. That’s how Benjamin Rubin and Paolo DePetrillo of Zeo created a $100 sleep monitor that does much of what you’d get from a $3,000 sleep lab visit. Finally, disrupt yourself. Use these tools to make parts of your business obsolete before your competitors do. That’s what Tim FitzRandolph did at Disney, creating a game that shot to the top of the app store charts.
With the tools in this audiobook you can assess your readiness, learn the disruptive mind-set, and innovate rapidly, starting right within your own business.
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Chapter 1 is enough
Much much shorter. The message of the book can be articulated in one or two sentences. The rest is filler.
- John Rohde Jensen
interesting, although somewhat of a slow start