Booked Morning Podcast Episode 18 – Review and Summary of Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation by Jay Samit

This was an exhilarating book to read. It presented me with stories, skills, and insights to disrupt not only myself but my work.

For those that feel stuck on something, a project, or life and looking for a different perspective or ideas, this book overflows with creative ideas to affect change and be ready for changes that may come to shake up our lives and our world.

The author Jay Samit is a serial disruptor, a change agent, an innovator, an educator, and best-selling author. For over three decades, he has been at the forefront of global trends. He has pioneered breakthrough advancements in mobile video, Internet advertising, e-commerce, social networks, eBooks, and digital music used by billions of consumers every day.

According to Forbes, only 13% of the world’s billionaires were born into money. The vast majority of today’s most wildly successful individuals changed themselves in such a way as to make becoming a billionaire possible.

So what exactly is a disruption?

A great story to illustrate this was in Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. When Indy was challenged to a sword duel, he pulls out his pistol and shoots.

This was a game changer, a complete disruption because we simply cannot bring a knife or sword to a gun fight.

When the gun was introduced, it changed everything.

Today, disruptions are happening in our everyday lives.

Email to our Traditional snail mail
Uber to the Taxi Industry
AirBnB to the Hotel Industry
Orbitz, Kayak, Priceline has replaced individual travel agencies.

Let’s listen to this episode

Allow me to leave you with this

The key to Self-distruption is consciously making choices rather than living a robot and automated life. We need to be making the moves in our lives rather than being a piece of the chess board for someone else’s game. It also prepares us to be ready for distruptions that come into our lives and see the opportunities each distruption brings.