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The one book you need to understand how innovation will disrupt and revolutionize your life

NOTE: WE ENDED THIS CAMPAIGN EARLY AND WILL PUBLISH AS A BOOK OF INTERVIEWS - THIS WILL ALLOW US TO FINISH THE BOOK IN 6 WEEKS INSTEAD OF 3 MONTHS, AND WITHOUT THE NEED FOR FUNDING.  

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Disruption Revolution provides the first comprehensive view of how innovation will disrupt and redefine business, society and culture. It consists of over 20 interviews with visionary leaders, best selling authors, LinkedIn influencers, CEOs and founders of the most innovative companies in the world. Plus charts, graphs, and key terms.

Everything is about to change - this book will show you how.  Read excerpts of all interviews through links below!

Disruption Revolution - Your Innovation Handbook

The Disruption Revolution - Author David Passiak

Why Disruption Is The New Norm

Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Innovation and Intrapreneurship

Marketing and Communications

Ongoing Strategies for Daily Life

Trends of The Future

  • Additional charts, graphs, and research on trends
  • Some content will come from Kickstarter backers
  • Glossary of key terms and concepts

Open Innovation - Format and Approach

Format - View Innovation In Context of the "Big Picture"

We're all overwhelmed trying to keep up with the latest technologies, best practices, and buzzwords that we never have time to step back and look at the "big picture."  Our goal is to present the most comprehensive collection of views on innovation in a simple, intuitive way so that you can make informed decisions about the future.

  • What emerging trends will become mainstream?
  • How did the economic crash accelerate innovation?
  • Why is innovation different in startups vs. big companies?
  • When does an innovation become disruptive?

Open innovation encourages sharing and collaboration among all partners for the sake of the greater good - this is the guiding strategy and philosophy behind The Disruption Revolution.  The five sections of the book correspond with the challenges and opportunities we all face.  My goal is for this book to facilitate a dialogue between startups and big companies, innovators and pragmatic business leaders.  

Approach - Trends in Language, Practices, Media and Technology

The coolest part of conducting all of these interviews has been to see how the contributors often use different language to describe the same fundamental shifts based upon their unique perspective in a particular area of innovation.  Each interview adds a layer of depth to the "big picture." Complex ideas become easily accessible in simple conversational language reinforced by charts, graphs and key terms.  

  • Why in an age of automation we must all be remarkable
  • How constant change presents opportunities to succeed
  • Customer-centric solutions and ROI of innovation
  • Why content remains king, but context creates value

Similarly, I want to engage the Kickstarter community in dialogue and am opening up the finishing stages to backers of this project.  There will be 60-75 pages of materials added in addition to the interviews.  Backers will be able to submit ideas, participate in Google Hangouts, provide feedback on designs, and receive credit for contributions.

The Backstory - 20 Years in Research and Industry

I spent a decade studying how trends in innovation impact religion, culture and world views.  My M.A. thesis at Arizona State University focused on the interrelationship between "Great Awakenings" and emerging communications technologies in the 1700s and 1800s.  My Ph.D. research at Princeton tracked similar trends from the Civil Rights and Sixties Counterculture movements to the present.  

I left my Ph.D. program at Princeton in 2004 to do strategy for innovative startups, global agencies, and big brands when I realized that social media would revolutionize everything we do.  After the economic crash of 2008-9 I began to notice that the tech community was rallying around the term disruption, which accelerated what I perceived to be a revolution of innovation.  

This inspired me to write a book drawing upon my research and industry experience.  I spent about two years conducting research.  Then I took a giant leap of faith to work full-time for the last three months interviewing the best experts in the world about the revolutionary changes that are going to disrupt business, society and culture.  

Now You Come In....Kickstarter!

The Disruption Revolution is now 90% done.  All interviews have been completed.  We also know innovators and early-adopters always want to be the first to get everything.  That's why we'll be releasing select interviews as we finish editing, so backers can get access before the final book is finished.  

Innovation is also about collaboration.  We want to allow people who are incredibly passionate about innovation to participate in the final steps of completing the book - share your ideas, give feedback, and receive credit. That's why in addition to the awesome books and rewards  backers will be able to:

  • Contribute ideas on innovation
  • Have your name listed in the front
  • Participate in Google Hangouts
  • Review and provide feedback
  • Get credit and acknowledgement
  • Get an awesome book in 2-3 months

This book will be essential for anyone that wants to understand the new era of human history that we are entering.  It would make a great gift for friends or co-workers, plus we have some cool limited edition t-shirts and tote bags.  

Rewards - Limited Edition Everything

This will be a special "Early Adopter" edition of the book exclusively for backers of this project.  Why?  Because limited edition stuff is cool. We also take pride in being innovators and early adopters. Plus we think this logo and brand identity designed by David Mindel is awesome.  

I personally can't wait to wear one of these t-shirts.  T-shirts and tote bags will be produced locally in Brooklyn, and available in a few colors.

BONUS - extra book.  It's my genuine intention to foster a deeper level of conversation about how innovation can make the world better.  I think that is what the Kickstarter community is all about.  All backers of this project will receive a digital copy of my first full-length book, Red Bull to Buddha, which explores innovation in the context of traditional conceptions of community and wisdom.  You can listen to an interview about the book here.

Use of Funds

I have invested about two years of part-time research, and three months full-time into this project.  I have about 2-3 more months full-time to finish. Funds will go towards editing, layout, and design.  They'll also help keep the lights on.  

The response to this project has been phenomenal so far.  People seem to love the idea of connecting their own individual efforts to a larger story about innovating our way to a better world.  Funds raised in excess of our goal will be put towards continuing this work.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

I risked my entire career to do this book. I won't let anything stop me from publishing it! Interviews are finished. Research is done. I have extensive writing and editing experience, and do not anticipate any obstacles. There should be a 2-3 month timeline for editing, revisions and approval. We want to fulfill all rewards in November. You can join Google Hangouts and we'll provide ongoing feedback on progress. Back with confidence - these will make great gifts for the holidays!

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    Totally Custom - Write your own foreword, plus we will work with you to position your innovative perspective in an appendix. Includes one case of 50 books. Plus Hall of Angels and Trends of The Future, plus all digital rewards listed above. I will also participate in a webinar.

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