Issue 133 - 05 | The Self-Disruptor’s Manifesto

By Jay Samit
Published Sept. 16, 2015 10:00 a.m.
“All disruption starts with introspection. Self-disruption is akin to undergoing major surgery, but you are the one holding the scalpel. Most people avoid this painful process because they are not willing to risk what they have built for the opportunity to have something better. When I travel the world speaking at conferences, I ask people one key question: Are you really living life or just paying bills until you die? To thrive in this era of endless innovation, we all need a better understanding of our own internal value chains—how we view ourselves and how we interpret our personal strengths—is at the core of all external success.

I have applied these insights to raising over $800 million for startup companies as well as launching new businesses in billion-dollar industries as diverse as telecommunications, music, and ecommerce. I didn’t go to the right schools or know the right people, but I did learn how to disrupt my own belief systems to be able to reposition myself to take advantage of new opportunities and achieve success. And I’ve been able to do it again and again—achieving resilience and security in an oftentimes unstable business landscape by disrupting myself.”

About Jay Samit | Jay Samit is a serial entrepreneur and intrepreneur who is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation. An adjunct professor at USC, Samit teaches innovation at America’s largest engineering school. He is author of the best-selling book Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation, and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and host of its documentary series WSJ Startup of the Year. Samit tweets daily motivation to the over 100,000 business professionals who follow him on twitter @jaysamit.

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