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Disruption: October 2019 Podcast Playlist

Podcast Brunch Club theme: Disruption

In the last 5-10 years the word “disruption” has achieved a prime level of buzz-wordiness. It’s hard to remember a time when “disruption” was not used on the daily to describe a new tech company destined to become the Uber of this or the Netflix of that. Nevertheless, “disruption” or “disruptive innovation,” which was coined by Clayton Christensen in 1995, is arguably “the most influential business idea of the early 21st century.” Let’s unpack disruption a bit and listen to episodes that feature disruption in both the business and the personal domains.

(This playlist was curated by Ralph Campbell, co-leader of the PBC chapter in South Florida).

Podcast Listening List on DISRUPTION

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Podcast: How I Built This with Guy Raz
Episode: Spanx: Sara Blakely (September 2016, 30 min)
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Listen to the truly disruptive path that Sara Blakely took as she launched her now very successful business, Spanx. Blakely fought the norm on multiple fronts and won the ultimate battle.

Podcast: Disrupt Yourself Podcast with Whitney Johnson
Episode: #100: Take the Right Kinds of Risks (March 2019, 21 min)
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Whitney Johnson is one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50) and an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption. Typically her podcast features interviews with disruptors, including the likes of . Brené Brown, Adam Grant, and many other big thinkers. In honor of her 100th episode, Whitney disrupts her own podcast format by doing a deep-dive on Accelerant Number One of her Seven Point Framework of Personal Disruption. Accelerant Number One is all about taking the right kinds of risks. Not just taking risks but taking the right kinds of risk.

*Note: The founder of Podcast Brunch Club, Adela, was featured on episode #129 of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast. Adela and Whitney talk about the impetus for PBC and what Adela has learned during the process.

Podcast: Unthinkable with Jay Acunzo
Episode: How to Reinvent Live Music (September 2019, 36 min)
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Sofar Sounds is a startup that’s gone global with its attempts at reinventing live music by creating a special and intimate experience for both the performer and the audience. They started at the grassroots level and have slowly scaled up across dozens of cities and hundreds of venues by empowering volunteers in each city.

Podcast: Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Episode: #194: Atomic Habits, James Clear (July 2019, 1 hr 23 min)
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James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, is the guest on this episode. James and host, Dan Harris, talk about how to disrupt your own personal habits to create new, sustaining habits.

PBC Podcast on Disruption

Conversation Starter Questions

  1. How would you define “disruption”?
  2. Can you share any examples from your own life of how you disrupted yourself?
  3. Did any of the podcasts we listened to provide you with motivation to do anything differently in your own life?
  4. Do you see any parallels with what Sofar Sounds and Podcast Brunch Club are trying to do? How can Podcast Brunch Club do better in building a thoughtful community?
  5. Will you attempt to do any of the action items outlined in the Disrupt Yourself podcast?

DJ RuggedAngel’s Music Playlist

Our very own Podcast Brunch Club DJ, DJ Rugged Angel, has put this Spotify music playlist together for us on the theme of Disruption.

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