Whitney Johnson | Investor in Stocks, People, and Dreams

Whitney Johnson

Investor in Stocks, People, and Dreams

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Whitney Johnson

Recognized as one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50), Whitney Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption; specifically, a framework which she codifies in the critically acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and in her latest book Build an "A" Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve. (Harvard Business Press, 2018). She is also the author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream

She developed her proprietary framework and diagnostics after having cofounded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School's Clayton Christensen. This framework is complemented by a deep understanding of how executives create and destroy value, having spent nearly a decade as an Institutional Investor ranked equity analyst on Wall Street.

In addition to her work as a speaker and advisor, Whitney is one of Marshall Goldsmith's original cohort of 25 for the #100 Coaches Project, is a coach for Harvard Business School's Executive Education program, frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, is a Linkedin influencer, and hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself Podcast.

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Current: How and When to Disrupt Your Career, and Yourself

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How and When to Disrupt Your Career, and Yourself
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Beyond Speaking Podcast - Disrupting Your Self
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Thinkers50 European Business Forum
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TEDx: Disrupt Yourself
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Disrupt Yourself®

As a co-founder of Professor Clayton Christensen’s
Boston-based Rose Park Advisors, Whitney applies the
frameworks of disruptive innovation to identify disruptive stocks. What she has discovered is that these theories can be applied to personal disruption, raising the probability of a successful professional life. We give a lot of airtime to building disruptive products and services, and to investing in disruptive companies, and we should. These are vital engines of economic growth. But, the most overlooked engine of growth is the individual. If you want your company to put innovation on over-drive, turn
the lens of disruption to the individual, and disrupt yourself.

Dare, Dream, Do
Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream

None of us realize our potential…or remotely understand our own capabilities. Whitney shows how to invest in yourself in new ways for remarkable gains…how to disrupt your own thinking, dream big, and execute on those dreams. No one can do this for you but you, but now is the time. Whether in your personal life or career, you will leave with the confidence to take the first step.

Taking Stock
Start-up Investing

You’ve taken stock in yourself, achieving many of your dreams, and now you’re ready to take stock in others. With over 20 years of experience as a professional stock picker, angel investor, and VC, Whitney will advise on identifying disruptive product/service companies, and evaluating whether or not to invest. Whether an investor (or entrepreneur looking to get funded), you’ll leave this session, ready to make a down payment on a start-up investing dream.

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Dare, Dream, Doby Whitney Johnson

Dare, Dream, Do

by Whitney Johnson
Thinkers50 Management Thinker of 2015 Whitney Johnson has a goal: to help us identify and achieve our dreams. Her belief is that we can each achieve greater happiness when focusing both on our dreams and on other people in our lives. In this inspiring book, Johnson directs her attention to teaching women, in particular, a three-step model for personal advancement and happiness. She first encourages us to Dare to boldly step out, to consider disrupting life as we know it. Then she teaches us how to Dream, to give life to the many possibilities available, whether to start a business, run a marathon, or travel the world. She shows us how to "date" our dreams (no need to commit!) and how to make space for dreams. Finally, Whitney's model brings out the businesswoman in her; she teaches us to Do, to execute our dreams. She showcases the importance of sharing dreams with others to give them life, creating your own "dream team." Rich with real stories of women who have dared to dream, Dare, Dream, Do offers a practical framework for making remarkable things happen.

Whitney Johnson - Disrupting Yourself

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