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Disrupt! is written by the team at Springwise, the most cutting edge online resource for innovation spotting and business ideas. Powered by their network of over 20,000 Springspotters in 190+ countries, Springwise curate and publish the most exciting global innovations every day. James Bidwell is the majority shareholder and CEO of Springwise and has been described as "Selfridges' ringmaster extraordinaire", as "a theatrical agitator", listed in the Financial Times Creative Business Top 50, named as one of London's 1000 most influential by the London Evening Standard; amongst many other tributes during his successful career in leading transformational change in business.


If you know anybody that needs a deep breath of the cleanest air of the imagination, give them this book, because in these pages one will come across and savour the distilled genius of a generation of entrepreneurial thinkers and doers. Breathe deep, hold on to who you are, set your moral compass and fly. This book is a gift to everyone with a desire to enter a world where extraordinary things happen, and a roadmap by which to navigate it.

-- Sir Tim Smit, Co-Founder, The Eden Project
Springwise has long been my go-to source for learning about the latest and greatest business ideas. Now James Bidwell has put those insights into book form with a collection of 100 amazing innovations. This inspired and inspiring book can be a crystal ball to help you see into your own creative future. -- Daniel H. Pink, author of DRIVE and TO SELL IS HUMAN
In a world where innovation is both accelerating and ever more highly valued, understanding how different our future will be is vital for all leaders. Disrupt! compiles 100 ideas which illustrate this challenge - the question is: how will they change your world? -- Sir Ian Cheshire, Chairman of Debenhams
If you are even remotely curious about the future, mildly interested in how we sustain a healthy planet, pleasantly bemused by unexpected fixes to problems you haven't yet realized, or slightly piqued by new approaches to the ordinary, Disrupt! is a book that will intrigue and delight. Featuring a hand-picked compendium of the top innovations in categories ranging from sustainability, to retail, to the sharing economy, the book not only highlights these selections on their own, fascinating merits, but also advances the critical viewpoint that it is the web of these innovations that will shape our future. Bidwell's thoughtful introduction situates today's innovations in the context of historical change, and provides a balanced framework for considering both the gains and potential losses as we innovate our future. -- Kate Williams, CEO, I% for the Planet

As a CEO, three things should keep you awake at night. Do I have the right people in my team? Is my business cost competitive? And most importantly, are we still relevant for the consumer?
Disruption is about finding new ways to stay relevant and every human enterprise aspires to it. However, I have learned one thing about disruption: you cannot plan for it - but you need to organize for it.
Disrupt! is a great way to get organized. You will access in this book ideas and concepts that you may be able to apply directly or by association to your own enterprise. Disruption may be everywhere but it is actually quite hard to locate. I believe you can find it here.

-- Pierre Laubies, Chief Executive Officer, Jacobs Douwe Egberts
This book is a selection of clever ideas from entrepreneurs around the world. Each is a new way to solve a problem. This is the way society advances, wealth is created and jobs are generated. It all spells out: Seize the day! -- Luke Johnson, Entrepreneur and Author
In an ever-changing world where decisions are being made which can't be predicted, we need more innovators to think about the world and business in different ways. Disrupt! is a fantastic resource of inspiration to stimulate new thoughts by highlighting amazing innovations and innovators from across the world who possess the creativity, resilience, entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary thinking that our 21st Century society and economy is crying out for. -- Dr. Kirsten Cater, Academic Director of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Bristol
A fascinating testament to the power of human inventiveness and a clear indication that disruption is here to stay. The lesson for larger companies wanting to thrive in this new 'all comers' environment is to be every bit as creative, nimble and close to consumers as your smaller - often more entrepreneurial - competitors. For many large companies, that will mean finding the courage to disrupt themselves. -- Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

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