Whitney Johnson: 'Disrupt Yourself'

The consultant's 'S-curve' can be used as a structure to understand personal disruption, says Whitney Johnson.

Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself, says the speed of disruption has not only increased for businesses, but for individuals as well. She says we all need to learn how to handle the S curves of our careers.

Her message: We need to learn to jump to a new challenge that makes use of our strengths and talents, and to do so before plateauing on the old one. Plateauing can mean staying in a job or a field so long that you become less relevant and stagnant professionally and personally. When that happens, you could sabotage yourself or stay too long in an industry hit hard by disruption.

About Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson came to Wall Street through a secretarial side door and worked her way up to success. After eight years on Wall Street, she was an Institutional Investor-ranked equity research analyst and rated by Starmine as a superior stock-picker. However, despite theRead more

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