Disrupt Yourself by Jay Samit is certainly a challenging read. Not hard to follow, in fact it flows beautifully, but challenging to the reader on a personal and professional level.
"Everyone has the power to compete on a global scale without having to raise millions of dollars for equipment and tooling" is what Samit describes on page 166. He's right. We do. But Samit doesn't just sit back and observe, he then serves up examples of how this is happening right now and challenges us to get up and do something about it.
Lovemarks - the future beyond brands by Kevin Roberts.
I first read this book when I was working at XXXX. One of the senior managers gave it to me to read and my world changed! My love for all things marketing deepened and my understanding of disruptive thought was truly established. Kevin is a thought leader and believes in disrupting from the fringe. This book certainly belongs way out there on the edge. It will appeal to some and be a bit too couture for others.