EEC 046: How Personal Disruption Keeps You on Top of the Wave with Whitney Johnson
Whitney Johnson explains to us and our host, Katrina Burrus, how she defines personal disruption and what is the S-curve and how can it help companies and individuals understand personal disruption. She gives a fabulous metaphor to define the constant flow of disruption and when and how to surf the next wave.
Personal Disruption is Whitney’s second book and Katrina Burrus asked her what prompted her to write this topic. She provides us with the seven variables that can speed your progress along the S-curve or learning curve.
Whitney demonstrates how her book applies specifically to managing talent and Katrina asks her the challenging question to summarize the idea of her book in 10 words.
Learn more how you can stay ahead of the game and know when success will take off.
Who is Whitney Johnson?
Whitney Johnson is an investor, speaker, author, and leading thinker on driving innovation through personal disruption. Johnson is a Founder and Managing Director of Springboard Fund, and co-founder of Rose Park Advisors along with Clayton Christensen where they led the seed round for Korea’s company, currently valued at $2.2 billion. Having served as president from 2007-2012, Johnson was involved in fund formation, capital raising, and the development of the fund’s strategy. During her tenure, the CAGR of the Fund was 11.98% v. 1.22% for the S&P 500.
Johnson is a frequent contributor and writer, including the Harvard Business Review, as a LinkedINfluencer, and through other channels. She is the author of two books, Dare, Dream, Do (2012), and the forthcoming Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work. She is also a prolific speaker and has spoken to audiences of more than 25,000 on her ideas and vision. Johnson is represented by the New Leaf Speakers bureau.
Johnson has received widespread recognition for her work and ideas and was named one of Fortune’s 55 Most Influential Women On Twitter in 2014.
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