Disrupt Yourself

By: Jay Samit
Narrated by: Jay Samit
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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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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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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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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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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Recommended

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

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  • MR
  • 03-16-16

Best book ever

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

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  • Cian
  • 03-04-20

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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  • LGNM
  • 10-30-18

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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  • Laura Y.
  • 05-10-16

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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  • DN
  • 05-09-16

long but inspiring

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

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  • Callin
  • 03-05-20

Good book

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

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  • gary bailey
  • 03-02-20

The Real Deal

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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  • J Stromberg
  • 04-07-19

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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  • Mr. H.
  • 01-28-19

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-23-18

loved this, finished in three days.

A great insight into the world of the disruptor and a reminder that we all could do this with the right perspective and the right ambition.

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  • Nish
  • 05-17-18

Wow! Great book

Thanks Jay. This book gave sime of the answers I have been looking for for years

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  • Merideon
  • 02-05-18

A game changer

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The content of this book was exceptional. The examples and anecdotes Jay shares helps bring context to the topics. Practical and engaging. Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-19-18

inspiration pure

one of the best books I've ever read fantastic inspirational ideas for everyone. but particularly useful for entrepreneurs and business owners.

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  • Nicholas
  • 07-14-17

Great insights

Would you listen to Disrupt Yourself again? Why?

This book can inspire one to look for true use cases that are not immediately obvious or intended. We could all learn from his cunning and innovation, and the ability to kill or pivot an idea.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to it on repeat for a whole month!

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  • Robert
  • 07-18-16

more steps and action

Needs more steps and actions to disrupting yourself over all a great audiobook gets you pumped to become a greater version of your self and to succeed

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  • Hieu
  • 06-07-16

One of the best book I've listened

What made the experience of listening to Disrupt Yourself the most enjoyable?

It expanded my thinking on the possibilities in life and business.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Actually stories behind successful businesses to back up theory on disruptions

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Insightful and inspiring. The info has been a game changer for my businesses.

I'm pretty sure this is my first book review, even though I've got hundreds of books in my library and close to a hundred Kindle & audible books.

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  • Shane
  • 12-15-15

Amazing

One of the best books I've read this year, can certainly recommend to anyone whose looking to challenge themselves and their thoughts.

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  • Andrew M
  • 12-11-15

Great business book. Fresh perspective

I bought this thinking that it's a personal development book, which it's not. It's a business book about finding new markets/products in modern business. This is NOT a self help book about changing your thinking.

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  • Matthew
  • 08-16-15

Fantastic A+

Great book, informative, thought provoking, good narration. I intend to listen to again straight up.