In this episode, I am honored to welcome back to The Alden Report, international best-selling author Jay Samit who is a dynamic entrepreneur and intrepreneur widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation. Described by Wired magazine as “having the coolest job in the industry,” he raises hundreds of millions of dollars for startups, advises Fortune 500 firms, transforms entire industries, revamps government institutions, and for three decades continues to be at the forefront of global trends.
He is the former Vice Chairman of Deloitte Consulting, has helped grow pre-IPO companies such as LinkedIn, has held senior management roles at EMI, Sony and Universal Studios and has pioneered breakthrough advancements in mobile video, internet advertising, ecommerce, social networks, digital music and augmented reality that are used by billions of consumers every day. Combining innovation with commercial success, Jay is the consummate dealmaker; his list of partners and associates reads like a who’s who list of innovators, including: Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Steve Jobs, Reid Hoffman, David Geffen, Richard Branson, Paul Allen, and Pierre Omidyar. He also has provided disruptive solutions for such corporate clients as Adobe, American Express, AT&T, Best Buy, Clinique, Coca Cola, Disney, Ford, GE, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, McDonalds, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks, Unilever, Visa, Zynga and dozens more.
Jay is also a sought after keynote speaker, who combines his bold vision and humor, to motivate audiences from all around the world. His talk It’s Time to Disrupt You! is a high energy presentation on how to create and embrace change in any field.
The stories he shares with us are as enlightening as they are fascinating. We talk about how in order to successfully navigate today’s professional landscape, one must understand the dynamics of disruption. A major concept in his book, Disrupt You, we discuss how disruption can propel you toward new opportunities, new creative challenges, and prosperity. His newest book Future Proofing You – Twelve Truths for Creating Opportunity, Maximizing Wealth, and Controlling Your Destiny in an Uncertain World is now available on Amazon. As always, I’m super excited to talk with Jay who is a proven trend spotter, digital media innovator and pioneer in the music, video distribution, social media, and eCommerce space.
For more information on Jay, visit: http://jaysamit.com/