Ep. 262 Disrupt Yourself and The S-Curve

The word disruption is always among us.

Usually, when we think about this word, it may immediately lead us to believe in the technological disruption, like Uber with the cabs, Netflix with Blockbuster, digital photography like Instagram with Kodak, and so on.

Yes, and we are correct; however, this word has to do with how we disrupt ourselves as well.

I read Whitney Johnson’s book Disrupt Yourself. This fascinating book’s goal is to apply disruptive innovation to your particular path, whether you are: a self-starter ready to make a disruptive pivot in your business, a high-potential individual charting your career trajectory.

The perfect combo for catalyzing and Disrupt Yourself is the S-Curve because they are closely related to each other.


Perhaps you are wondering now what the relationship between Disrupt Yourself and the S curve is?

According to an article written by Whitney Johnson for the Harvard Business Review entitled «Throw Your Life a Curve,» mentions that the S-curve can keep discouragement at bay as we build new knowledge. It can also help us understand why ennui kicks in once we reach the plateau. As we approach mastery, our learning rate decelerates. While the ability to do something automatically implies competence, it also means our brains are now producing less of the feel-good neurotransmitters – the thrill ride is over.

To learn more about this exciting disruption process that brings us professional and personal benefits, I invited Whitney Johnson to my podcast to discuss this topic.

Whitney Johnson is an executive coach, speaker, and innovation thinker. She was named one of the most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. She is the author of Build an A-Team from Harvard Business Press and the critically acclaimed Disrupt Yourself.

In this episode, Whitney and I discuss how this interesting process can help us move on from our comfort zone, affect our Dopamine – the neurotransmitter that plays a role in pleasure, motivation, and learning – and also affect positively people who are around us, such as family, friends, and coworkers.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Whitney like I did.

You can contact with Whitney Johnson in the following links:

Website : www.whitneyJohnson.com

Podcast : Disrupt Yourself Podcast

LinkedIn: Whitney Johnson

Twitter : @johnsonwhitney

LinkedIn Page : WLJ Advisors

Amazon Books: Whitney Johnson

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