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Publisher's Summary

In today's ever-changing and often-volatile business landscape, adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever. It is no longer possible - or even desirable - to learn one set of job skills and work your way up the ladder. Rather, today's entrepreneurs and business leaders must anticipate change to create opportunities for professional success and personal satisfaction. In Disrupt Yourself, Jay Samit - a digital media expert who has launched, grown, and sold startups and Fortune 500 companies alike - describes the unique method he has used to invent new products and grow established businesses throughout his career.

Samit has been at the helm of businesses in the ecommerce, digital video, social media, mobile communications, and software industries, helping to navigate them through turbulent economic times and guide them through necessary transformation so that they stay ahead of the curve and profitable. In Disrupt Yourself, he reveals how specific strategies that help companies flourish can be applied at an individual level. By challenging assumptions, pinpointing one's unique value, and identifying weaknesses in the structure of current industries, anyone can achieve success and lasting prosperity.

Incorporating stories from his own experience and anecdotes from other innovators and disruptive businesses - including Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, YouTube, Circ du Soleil, Odor Eaters, Iams Dog Food, Silly Putty, and many more - Samit shows how personal transformation can reap entrepreneurial and professional rewards. Disrupt You! offers clear and empowering advice for anyone looking to break through; anyone with a big idea but no idea how to apply it; and for 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 Macmillan Audio

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I really liked this book, it showed me how the business world works. I never read books but this one and Future proving you, are my favourite boobs to help me with my goals!

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For the people on career crossroads

An empowering book on how business opportunities are always open to daring ones. However - everyone can dare oneself so that we are never going to be "obsolete". Very good read and content update to cover the last 5 years will make it even more current.

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Absolutely Amazing!!

This is a MUST have for anyone that has a deep burning feeling that they are meant for more. It's a must have for anyone really. Jay Samit provides a ton of information, as well as amazingly articulating strategies.

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I loved this book, thank you for sharing your stories.
I hope someday I can make impactful things as well.

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it's a must read for anyone interested in business

if you are interested in business, rapidly changing environments and improving upon yourself and your business, make sure you read this book.!

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A guide to disrupt everything

Amazing stories that connect perfectly with the principles shared throughout the book. Love the simplicity of the approach and how it is positioned to start acting now

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  • Kuba
  • 2019-12-27

Nothing interesting, a bunch of unrelated stories

An author jumps from internal motivation, to disrupting online sales to crowd funding without covering anything. Just a “survivorship bias” - “I had success once so I’ll try to explain how anyone can have success”. The problem is that the book is shallow, doesn’t cover anything in depth and is in fact just a bunch of chapters with totally unlinked stories.
One of two books I stopped listening to in 2019, it was just a waste of time, even while commuting.

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  • Kenneth K.
  • 2015-12-28

You absolutely have to read or listen to this book

What made the experience of listening to Disrupt You! the most enjoyable?

1. The insight provided by author Jay Samit2. Real life examples of industries that have been disrupted by small startups. Amazon, PayPal, YouTube, Cirque Du Soleil and Iams Dog Food all disrupted established once successful industries many of whom are now gone.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jay Samit, the author and narrator of the book, is my favorite character. Jay brings first hand experience, entirely of knowledge and contagious enthusiasm to the book. If you ever wanted to disrupt anything you absolutely MUST read this book! I have been in business for 40 years and seen many things but what Jay is teaching has made me realize there more opportunities available today than ever before.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Disrupt Yourself, then Disrupt an Industry!"

Any additional comments?

I cannot wait to read Jay's next book. If you are interested in success through disruption you owe it to yourself to read or listen to this book! You never know. You might just disrupt yourself enough to disrupt an entire industry!

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  • WILLIAM S STOMP JR
  • 2015-07-27

Great Read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Solid Content. Well written and well read. Interesting information that with just the right amount of examples and case studies wrapped in a story narrative to increase engagement.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-04-22

Great listen

I really enjoyed this and feel inspired to do more and be more. Highly recommend

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  • Kelly Morse
  • 2021-04-21

Awesome

I loved this book. It made me cry when Jay talked about the power that people with dyslexia have to change the world because my mother has dyslexia and has always thought of it as a major handicap. I hope this book will change more people's mindsets and lives.

I also loved when Jay talked about revolutionizing the banking industry and using disruption to slow climate change.

Your heroes are my heroes, Jay, from Andrew Carnegie to Elon Musk.

Thank you for writing this book.

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  • Cobus
  • 2015-12-19

Life transforming read.

Life transforming read. An authentic author with real life stories and the scars to proof it.

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  • Juan Gonzalez
  • 2015-11-04

This is an excellent guide to win

What made the experience of listening to Disrupt You! the most enjoyable?

Audio is clear and author (narrator) shows lots of interest and passion for the topic.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Disrupt You!?

The examples he used and how you can apply these.

Which scene was your favorite?

The case of McDonalds and the downloads from Sony. How Jay solved the $3 Million block.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A new pattern to win

Any additional comments?

This is not just a book, but also a guide on how to overcome many years of paradigms and poor business decisions. Disrupt you is truly disrupting the business book category in a way that brings something that looks impossible and unimaginable into regular life examples and anecdotes that you can put in place. Kudos to the Disrupt You team!

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  • Oliver Nielsen
  • 2015-09-13

Nothing wrong with his take on entrepreneurship

Nothing wrong with his take on entrepreneurship and disruption – but he keeps referencing to news stories, anecdotes, cases, ad nausea. It's the Malcom Gladwell recipe. To me, it's just less applicable and practical.

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  • Frank
  • 2015-08-14

Disrupt You Disrupt me

Great book, practice advise from Jay who has been there and back.
50 year old executive who's days are number in corporate America this book is for you
This book will inspire, direct and help you thing outside the box, a fresh perspective on the new world. It will also act as a catalyst for the next new idea.
Don't sell a product, solve a problem
Before you can change the world, you must change yourself.

You'll read it again and again
Rock on Jay!
Thanks for sharing you wisdom
Your Fan
Frank Lahtinen

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  • Shane B.
  • 2021-06-05

Inspiring

Inspiring book that made me step back and evaluate moving my business in a disruptive direction.

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