Whitney Johnson

Innovation and disruption theorist


Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption, a framework she codifies in her books Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead them Up the Learning Curve. She’s a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review.

One of the overlooked reasons to engage in personal disruption throughout our careers is to develop the adaptability, flexibility, resourcefulness, and diversification — not just of investments but of options — that will be as important as any other retirement preparation we can make.

Whitney Johnson
LOCATION: Roanoke, VA
TOPICS: Personal disruption, team building, boosting women, reclaiming dreams

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