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Episode 063: Whitney Johnson – How To Disrupt Yourself To Dare, Dream, and DO Remarkable Things

Episode 063: Whitney Johnson – How To Disrupt Yourself To Dare, Dream, and DO Remarkable Things

This was a fascinating conversation with Whitney Johnson… Whitney has an extremely interesting story to tell about how she is a personal disrupter.  She was an incredibly successful Equity Analyst and she quit in order to disrupt herself.  You’ll hear why she did it and the remarkable things she’s accomplished since that moment.

Whitney Johnson is an investor, speaker, author, and leading thinker on driving innovation through personal disruption.  Johnson is the co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, along with Clayton Christensen where they led the seed round for Korea’s Coupang, currently valued at $5+ billion.

Whitney is a frequent contributor and writer, including to the Harvard Business Review, as a LinkedINfluencer, and through other channels. She is the author of two books, “Dare, Dream, Do” (2012), and “Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work” (2015). 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, along with other thought leaders in business and innovation.

Episode 063: Whitney Johnson – How To Disrupt Yourself To Dare, Dream, and DO Remarkable Things

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“What does disruptive innovation look like for an individual?”

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are common characteristics of people who have achieved success?
  • What does it mean to “disrupt yourself?”
  • Why did you write “Dare, Dream, Do?”
  • What possessed you to quit your job as an extremely successful Equity Analyst?
  • Why do we fail to implement and execute our plans?
  • What does the first 60 minutes of your day look like?
  • What is the first thing that pops in your mind when you hear the phrase, “Learning Leader?”

“Too often we hear people say, I don’t have permission to dream.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What it means to disrupt yourself
  • The importance of curiosity and drive
  • Deliberate practice and implementation of new ideas.  A “how to” guide to making this happen
  • How this theory can apply and be done by anyone
  • Why we must be uncomfortable to grow
  • The need to take risks
  • A learning leader is continually asking questions

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Did you enjoy the podcast?

I love learning from people who bring a new idea to the table… That is what Whitney Johnson has done.  She is an extremely interesting and inspiring person. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From WhitneyJohnson.com

Whitney Johnson is an investor, speaker, author, and leading thinker on driving innovation through personal disruption.  Johnson is the co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, along with Clayton Christensen where they led the seed round for Korea’s Coupang, currently valued at $5+ billion.

Whitney is a frequent contributor and writer, including to the Harvard Business Review, as a LinkedINfluencer, and through other channels. She is the author of two books, Dare, Dream, Do (2012), and the Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work (2015). 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, along with other thought leaders in business and innovation.

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