Leveraging Disruption
Leveraging Disruption

Disrupted: Strategy for Exponential Change is definitely a seminal piece. It makes the concept of exponential change so clear […] it demystifies disruption and provides a framework that not only allows us to embrace disruptive change, but to profit from it.

William E Gordon III

Co-Founder Stamford Innovation Center, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Teacher and Social Innovator

About This Book

Disrupted is a guidebook to the exponential era and a toolbox for proactively leveraging this change. By exploring well-known examples of disruption-opportunists like Apple and Tesla Motors, Disrupted helps readers to understand the kind of “strategic thinking” that allow teams and leaders to confidently pursue opportunities with a shared strategic language, and a methodology designed for timely and agile execution at all levels of their organization.


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The Book

In Disrupted we are challenged to confront exponential change and ask ourselves: “What are our disruptors, and how will we leverage them?”

Praise for the Book

The important thing is to know what being discombobulated is all about, and how we should respond. Larry Quick and David Platt’s latest book, Disrupted, does just that in layman’s terms. It puts things in an historical, futuristic and contextual setting. A must-read, to understand the world of today and tomorrow; and look forward to the future rather than fearing it.

— Phil Ruthven

Founder, IBISWorld.

Quick and Platt have created a rallying cry for doing something different and disruptive […] They lay out a process for thinking about and acting on disruptive ideas and opportunities. This book is thinking about things that most of us are not, and therein lies our opportunity..

— Peter Kageyama

Author of "For the Love of Cities"

[Disrupted] has really got me thinking and enthused with disruption, Strategy in Action and how this methodology will help our organisation […] to be that elusive nimble organisation we are striving to be… I feel like I have a new lease on leadership and some think time to read Disrupted certainly helped.

— Grant Dreher

Vice President Vocational Education, Victoria University

The Authors

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Larry Quick

Larry Quick is a strategist with significant global experience in both the corporate and civic sectors. He is the founder of Resilient Futures and the original developer of the Strategy in Action framework.

Larry has designed, led, and facilitated countless strategic programs that draw upon his expertise in corporate strategy, innovation, economic development, technology strategy, sustainability and resilience, and urban planning.

He is a cancer survivor and is “committed to squeezing every ounce out of life that this great world can bring”. Larry lives in Woodend, Victoria with his wife Helen.

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David Platt

David Platt is a strategist and expert facilitator with significant experience in the education and social enterprise sectors, community development and resilience.

He has designed and led learning experiences that build strategic capability in leaders of organizations across Australia and the United States. American by birth, when not commuting to Melbourne, David lives in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and two children.

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