Released on January 16th, 2017, The Disruptors’ Feast hit the Amazon #1 bestseller spot in 10 categories! The Pithy Wordsmithery team has been working with author Frits van Paasschen for the past year to help with editing, manuscript evaluation, website development, and marketing. This has been one of our favorite projects for so many reasons! Aside from Frits being an awesome guy, the book is full of interesting stories and great insight on how the world is changing.
About the Book
Virtually everything about the way people live and do business is changing faster than ever before. Digital technology, global development, urbanization, and business disruption represent both a major opportunity and a threat in the global economy. Although individuals and organizations are aware that the world is changing exponentially, most are ill-equipped to face this level of disruption and volatility. The Disruptors’ Feast is a unique look into the trends that are shaping the world of the future, and a guide on how to avoid being eaten alive.
Frits van Paasschen is a seasoned global executive whose work has brought him to more than 100 countries. In The Disruptors’ Feast, van Paasschen takes readers on a literary journey to far-flung places around the globe to uncover the forces that are disrupting the status quo and driving change. His travel experiences illustrate how the stage is being set for even greater disruption, and what individuals and organizations can do to prepare for change and stay relevant in a tumultuous environment.
This book isn’t about the end of an era, but the end of eras. People have everything to gain or lose in how they deal with what is coming, regardless of their location, industry, profession, or aspirations. van Paasschen’s unique insight offers a fresh perspective that is dearly needed in business today.
Interview with Jim Cramer – Mad Money
What People Are Saying About The Disruptors’ Feast:
“We are all drowning in data and starved for wisdom. The Disruptors’ Feast is more than a business book. It is full of wisdom about how our lives are being transformed by technology and disruption. In a lively and intimate style, Frits van Paasschen draws on his experience as a global business leader to offer advice on how we can prepare ourselves and our institutions to thrive and make sense of a tumultuous world.”
—Arianna Huffington, co-founder, The Huffington Post, and author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution
“Every once in a while I find a book that completely captures the moment we’re in, a moment where things are happening so fast that we can’t understand what’s happening, and without help we’ll be swept away by change. In The Disruptors’ Feast, ex-HOT CEO Frits van Paasschen has written that book, and I am on a mission to have you buy it and buy it NOW! Frits not only gets the era, he explains what you can do to survive and thrive—or be left behind by it. The Disruptors’ Feast is more than an inside look at what it takes to run a global company. It also shares real insights into profiting from global growth while avoiding being hammered by technological change. Smart investors will use The Disruptors’ Feast to get the macro insights they need to build their game plan and get rich slowly, the lasting way! And smart managers? If you don’t read it, then maybe your stock just won’t be worth owning.”
—Jim Cramer, host, Mad Money with Jim Cramer, and co-host, Squawk on the Street, CNBC
“Disruptive innovation is upending industries and transforming labor markets around the world. The fact of the matter is that most disruptees will struggle to adapt. Calling on first-hand experience, The Disruptors’ Feast explains the new kind of leadership and approach to strategy that is needed to succeed in the face of unprecedented and discontinuous change.”
—Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma and How Will You Measure Your Life?
“Frits is an inventive CEO who has a deep understanding of what is at stake in today’s interconnected global economy. In The Disruptors’ Feast, he demonstrates how digital networks can dislocate businesses across a wide range of industries to positively change lives and impact cities around the world. This fascinating read offers fresh insights and proactive steps that established companies can take to not fall behind.”
—Emil Michael, Chief Business Officer, Uber
“In his role as CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Frits van Paasschen had a prime perch from which to observe the global economy, where he responded to and profoundly influenced how, why, and where people travel for business and pleasure. The Disruptors’ Feast is a fascinating and astute collection of stories and data that explain the unprecedented change and speed necessitated by today’s shifting plates in the geopolitical and technological landscape.”
—Danny Meyer, co-founder, Shake Shack, and CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group
“The Disruptors’ Feast is a fresh take on how rapid advances in technology are impacting every sector of society. Van Paasschen’s first-hand accounts offer practical lessons that extend beyond just the business world. Environmentalists, policy makers, business and nonprofit leaders can all benefit from his insights on adapting to a rapidly changing world.”
—Mark R. Tercek, president and CEO, The Nature Conservancy, and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature
“The Disruptors’ Feast is a must-read for anyone who is interested in not just surviving, but succeeding in the face of digital disruption. Van Paasschen offers first-hand insights into what is happening around the world and what it means for everyone. You will benefit from the wisdom contained in this book, whether you are a student making career choices, a business leader shaping strategies, or someone seeing your livelihood disrupted.”
—Kevin Sheridan, author of New York Times best seller Building a Magnetic Culture
Buy The Disruptors’ Feast on Amazon.