By Charlene Li

The Disruption Mindset


To be competitive, it’s no longer enough to be innovative – you must have a strategy for disruptive growth, a plan to identify and seize an opportunity no one else has the audacity or confidence to reach for. Disruptors don’t just blow things up – they also create and build things that results in huge, positive change. This book will help you build your own disruption mindset.

Order today from one of the stores below:

What Experts Are Saying

Charlene Li has done it again. With carefully-researched examples, she demonstrates how shifting the mindset of a company leads to breakthroughs that, in turn, lead to exponential and disruptive innovation.

TINA L. SEELIG, professor at Stanford School of Engineering and author of What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20

Evolution is not about survival of the fittest; it’s about thriving on disruption. The Disruption Mindset will change your perspective, your business, and, dare we hope, your corporate culture.

KATIA WALSH, PhD, chief strategy and artificial intelligence officer of Levi Strauss & Co.

Thriving through and beyond disruption is a people challenge, first and foremost. Charlene Li’s experiences and practical guidance show leaders a successful path. I’m all-in for this!

SCOTT MORDELL, CEO of YPO (formerly Young Presidents’ Organization)

Charlene Li understands that businesses don’t disrupt unless individuals do. The Disruption Mindset will help leaders shift their organizational cultures into high-gear growth strategies.

WHITNEY JOHNSON, bestselling author of Build an A Team and Disrupt Yourself

Change is not easy, but it’s necessary. Disruption has touched every industry and promoted exponential growth along the way. Charlene Li’s book encourages readers to take a chance, uproot the status quo, and go for the gold. No guts, no glory.

JEFFREY HAYZLETT, primetime TV and podcast host, speaker, author, and part-time cowboy

In The Disruption Mindset, Charlene Li reminds us that while organizational structure is the spine of your organization, storytelling is its soul. Repetition and sharing of company lore strengthens your culture during difficult disruption.

NANCY DUARTE, CEO of Duarte, Inc. and author of five bestselling books on communication and persuasion

Disruption isn’t something you observe, it’s something you must engage. It It means changing mindset to move beyond fear. But it’s hard! Charlene Li is a trusted advisor to help you and your team dance with disruption in this fast changing world. Read it and move faster.

BETH COMSTOCK, Author, Imagine It Forward and former Vice Chair, GE

Best Selling Author

Charlene Li

Charlene Li is the author of five books including the New York Times best-seller, Open Leadership and the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Groundswell. She is working on her next book, The Disruption Mindset set to publish August 2019. Charlene is currently a Principal Analyst at Altimeter, and was previously the Founder and CEO of Altimeter Group prior to its joining Prophet. She was named by Fast Company as one of the most creative people in business and is a frequent speaker and advisor to Fortune 500 companies. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and lives in San Francisco.

Other Books

The Engaged Leader

A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation

Open Leadership

How Social Technology Can Transform How You Lead


Winning In a World Transformed By Social Technologies

Twitter is not a technology it’s a conversation.

— Charlene Li —

Publications & Recognition

Book Awards

Board Positions



Follow Along

Getting Comfortable with Cultural Change

An Interview with Steve Miranda, Executive Vice President of Oracle Applications Product DevelopmentI recently had the chance to sit down with Steve Miranda who is one of the highest-ranking executives at Oracle. In the interview, Steve describes what it’s like to...

Driving Culture with Instagram

An Interview with Banfield Pet Hospitals President Brian GarishOver the past few months, I’ve gotten to know the team at Banfield Pet Hospitals, a division of Mars, through a speech to their leadership team and some advisory work. During this time, I’ve had a chance...

Experience is what you get when
you don’t get what you want.

— Charlene Li —

Join the Ignitors

Success! Check your inbox for next steps.

Fill out the form below to read an excerpt from The Disruption Mindset:

You have Successfully Subscribed!