Issue 147 - 03 | Disrupt Yourself! Create the World You Want with Liminal Thinking.

By Dave Gray
Published Nov. 16, 2016 10:00 a.m.
“People talk a lot about disruption these days. Leaders in large organizations fear that rapidly-emerging competitors will disrupt them and make them irrelevant. Netflix has disrupted Blockbuster. Uber has disrupted the taxi industry. AirBnB has disrupted hospitality. Brexit disrupted an entire system of government—in one day, with one vote. Who’s next? In an era where change has become the norm, we spend a lot of time worrying about how to avoid being disrupted by others. We’d be more successful if we learned how to disrupt ourselves.

What if I told you the number one reason companies go out of business is that their senior leaders don’t know how to listen? That they are not paying attention? That they are completely blind to disruptive new businesses that are staring them right in the face?”

About Dave Gray | Dave Gray is the founder of XPLANE, the visual thinking company, a consultancy focused on increasing clarity, understanding and alignment in organizations. His first book, Gamestorming, has sold more than 100,000 copies and has been translated into 16 languages.

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