How Love Empowers a Disruption Strategy with Charlene Li

Digital disruption is increasingly seen as an inevitable force that every industry leader needs to not only plan for but embrace. Whether you are currently a leader within your industry or a newcomer who holds just a small piece of the pie, a disruption strategy (if you have the appetite for it) could put you ahead of your competitors in years to come. You need only ask yourself which side of the disruption paradigm you want to be on.

It’s not often that we come across a book, a concept or an idea which resonates with us as deeply as did Charlene Li’s latest book, The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail. Li is both precise and persuasive in proposing a mindset and an approach which enables leaders to thrive in the current climate of digital disruption. 

She helps us to understand the impact a disruption strategy has on leaders, employees and other stakeholders. Li also provides useful advice to ensure the successful implementation of a disruption strategy. She takes on a topic which for many may seem overwhelming and provides both clarity and an implementable blueprint to transform not just organizations but entire industries.   

Ending the War in Business

ending the war in business

Many of us are familiar with the popular Showtime television series Billions. The show gives us a glimpse into the world of high-stakes financial asset management. Wall Street hero/anti-hero Bobby Axelrod will stop at nothing to achieve his goals while his antagonist, Chuck Rhodes a U.S. Attorney fueled by righteous indignation (and political ambition) stoops just as low in order to crush his nemesis. Both the main characters are portrayed as ruthless, power-hungry and successful in large part due to their killer instincts.  

While the series is a dramatization of real-life events and individuals, in reality business is often experienced as this kind of battleground, dog-eat-dog world where only the most ruthless survive.

In this article we examine the culture of business and the reasons business is so often seen as a battle. We discuss an alternative framework for operating in the world of commerce. We also highlight the many benefits of raising one’s love quotient and applying a heart-centered approach to business.

The Link Between Autoimmune Disease & Love

Autoimmune Disease & Love

John Bates was the co-founder and face of a company which had raised $80 million in capital. In 2001, when the dot-com bubble burst the company’s investors backed out leaving him and his workforce unemployed and devastated. Bates felt like a failure and carried tons of guilt and shame. Shortly thereafter he contracted Stevens-Johnson disease, an autoimmune disease that nearly destroyed his life.

In this interview with John Bates he tells us how he overcame this debilitating illness and discusses the impact that meditation combined with the ‘I love you’ practice had on his recovery. In this article we will discuss some of the most important takeaways from Bates’ story and discuss the effect love, and increasing ones LQ, can have on the body and on autoimmune health in general. But first, let’s look at what an autoimmune disease is…