Atlanta CEO

CEO Roundtable Discussion of Disruptive Innovation

Insights from Merrick Furst:

  • When looking at your own organization, realize that the results are not going to be what you expect.
  • Embrace and learn what makes your system immune to change.

On Start-Ups:

  • Change the model; start-ups aren’t companies, they are people with ideas.
  • Bet wide and shallow; give a tiny bit of money to lots of ideas and see what works in a short period of time.
  • Offer support through mentoring.

Book recommendations:

The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business,Clayton M. Christensen

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization (Leadership for the Common

Good),  Robert Kegen, Lisa Laskow Lahey

The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation, Jay Elliot, William L. Simon.