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The Next Disruption

James McQuivey, Ph.D., author of the forthcoming book The Disruptor's Handbook promotes digital disruption, that accelerated disruption made possible by ubiquitous digital platforms and tools. In his work with companies in nearly every industry, he has observed the rise of a mindset among digital disruptors that is part hacker ethic, part rugged individualist, and part naive do-gooder. These traits are converging in maximally disruptive individuals that McQuivey collectively calls The Next Disruption. Where digital disruption research has historically focused on rewriting the rules of business creating now-legendary forces for change like Facebok and Hadoop, The Next Disruption will go much further, consciously applying the same interest in experimentation, data science, and risk to change the way we learn, govern, and live. This is not about the next big thing. It's about the next small things, billions of them, moving toward a bigger future than any powerful players can do alone.

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Questions Answered

  1. How are digital platforms giving people unprecedented personal power?
  2. Who are these people that make up The Next Disruption?
  3. What are they doing for us and to us?
  4. How long until we are all like them (and what does that world look like)?
  5. What should you do differently today now that you know what's happening?

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James McQuivey Forrester Research


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