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Disrupt-It-Yourself: Eight Ways to Hack a Better Business—Before the Competition Does

Disrupt-It-Yourself: Eight Ways to Hack a Better Business—Before the Competition Does

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Bestselling author and renowned innovation expert Simone Ahuja reveals the secret to winning in a "disrupt or be disrupted" market: innovate from within.

Today, driving innovation from within an organization is the single most important factor for a company's success. In Disrupt-It-Yourself, Simone Ahuja delivers a clear and practical playbook for harnessing and cultivating this essential practice of "intrapreneurship." Based on hundreds of interviews as well as on her consulting work in Fortune 500 companies, Ahuja describes the competencies of successful intrapreneurs, and how they must be supported–before they leave. At the core of Disrupt-It-Yourself are seven ready-to-implement principles to build, support, and sustain effective intrapreneurship–from "Keep it Frugal" to "Make It Permission-less"–along with clear metrics that will make innovating from within sustainable.

Through a combination of clear prescription and engaging anecdotes, Disrupt-It-Yourself offers practical lessons to leaders and managers in business, nonprofits, and government. By providing readers with a new lens for innovation and leadership, this revolutionary new book helps companies and organizations become more fast, fluid–and frugal than ever before.

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  • Contributor(s)Simone Bhan Ahuja
  • About the Contributor(s) Simone Bhan Ahuja

    Dr. Simone Ahuja--strategist, bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur--is the CEO of Blood Orange, a consulting company that supports innovation and intrapreneurship from idea through execution. Simone co-authored the international bestseller, Jugaad Innovation, called “one of the most comprehensive books yet” on the subject of frugal innovation by The Economist. Simone has advised dozens of Fortune 500 companies, and her work has been featured in top media outlets, such as Fast Company, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Strategy + Business, Entrepreneur, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Business Week, The Economist, and Economic Times. She is an advisor to MIT's Practical Impact Alliance and regularly contributes to Harvard Business Review. Simone and her family live in Minneapolis, USA.

  • UPC 9781595540492
  • ISBN-101595540490
  • ISBN-139781595540492
  • Publish Date01/29/2019
  • PublisherHarperCollins Leadership
  • Format Hardcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)1.42 lb
  • Pages256
  • Price $24.99