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The Disruption Readiness Test

"No industry or sector will be untouched by disruption (technological or other). In fact, all operating and business models are already under attack, and too few organizations are robustly prepared to respond.

If you don’t agree…then you’re not asking the right questions".

-Larry Quick, Author, Disrupted: Strategy for Exponential Change

In their book Disrupted: Strategy for Exponential Change, Larry Quick and David Platt presented the challenge of disruption and outlined a strategic framework – Strategy in Action - that allows organizations to develop and deploy strategy focused on leveraging disruption.

Here, in The Disruption Readiness Test (DRT), they challenge leaders to test their organization’s disruption readiness and identify the actions required to effectively leverage disruption. The DRT gets readers quickly up to speed with disruption, and what it means to strategically and actively leverage disruption. It also lays out the key insights and research that led to the development of the DRT. And, critically, it outlines the preparations that readers need to take to benefit from—rather than be blind-sided by—the disruptors that will transform their organization, industry, and sector.

Disruption is not a choice. It has been happening since before the wheel was invented. What makes disruption different today is that the speed and amount of change has no historical precedent.

Energy, finance, retail, automotive, media, transport, education, health, politics, government, construction, legal, telecommunications, space travel, recruiting, manufacturing, food…the list of industries already experiencing the exponential impacts of disruption goes on.

Preparing for and leveraging disruption—the technological and non-technological elements driving unprecedented, rapid change in all industries—is the test of our times.

The question for us all is, “Are we, our leaders and our organizations, disruption ready?”

The Disruption Readiness Test: The Book is now available to purchase from Resilient Futures.

Disrupted: Strategy for Exponential Change

  • “In this time of exponential change, this book is an essential guide. We can all learn from it how to make sense of change and how to make better decisions for the future.”
    • – Alan M. Webber
    • Co-Founder, Fast Company magazine

  • “Larry and David correctly identify the nature of disruptive change and its quicksilver speed and how we can use that energy to keep ahead. I'll give a copy to everyone in the company and ask them to tell me what we should be doing next.”
    • – John Howkins
    • Author - The Creative Economy, and Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job

  • “The only thing that won’t change is the knowledge that everything will. Disruption is the theme of the world of the 21st century, and Disrupted is a must read for anyone who wants to live there.”
    • – Ben Hammersley
    • Futurist, Author of 64 Things You Need to Know Now for Then: How to Face the Digital Future without Fear

Disrupted brings Strategy in Action to life through a number of real-life examples that illustrate how organisations around the world have taken advantage of opportunities present within fast-changing conditions to leverage disruption.

It provides deep insight into the nature of exponential change and the forces behind it that manifest within many organisations as disruption.

The stories in Disrupted are simple and relatable, and the SiA framework is broken down into its elements — each also illustrated with clear, relevant and up-to-date examples of how leveraging disruption can lead to amazing opportunities.


Bulk Book Purchase

Bulk purchase discounts are available for orders over 10 copies and, for an additional artwork fee can also be wrapped in an organisation’s corporate livery and distributed nationally and internationally.

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