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62.06 Whitney Johnson – Rethinking our metrics


September 08, 2020 08:00

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NUGGET CONTEXT Whitney speaks about how we need to often rethink the metrics
with which we need to measure ourselves as go from one S curve to another.
Very often we are hardwired to think about metrics in a certain way and we
often become a slave of that wiring/habit leading to disconnect with what we
measure when we move from one S curve to another GUEST     Whitney Johnson is
the CEO of WLJ Advisors and one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the
world as named by Thinkers50. She is an expert on helping high-growth
organizations develop high-growth individuals. Whitney is an award-winning
author, world-class keynote speaker, frequent lecturer for Harvard Business
School's Corporate Learning and an executive coach and advisor to CEOs. She is
a popular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and her course on
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship has been viewed more than 1 million times. In
2019, she was ranked #3 on the Global Gurus' Top 30 Organizational Culture
Professionals. In 2017, she was selected from more than 16,000 candidates as a
“Top 15 Coach” by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith.   Whitney was the cofounder of the
Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen,
through which they invested in and led the $8 million seed round for South
Korea’s Coupang, currently valued at more than $9 billion. She was involved in
fund formation, capital raising, and the development of the fund’s strategy.
As a former award-winning Wall Street stock analyst, Whitney understands
momentum and growth. She was an Institutional Investor–ranked equity research
analyst for eight consecutive years and was rated by StarMine as a superior
stock picker. Whitney hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast, publishes a
popular weekly newsletter, and she is married with two children.   In our
conversation, we dive into her insights from her book Disrupt Yourself, where
she adapts Clay Christiansen’s model of Disruptive Innovation to illustrate
how we should think about our careers as riding multiple S curves where end up
disrupting ourselves at each inflection point.    Published in September 2020.
HOST     Deepak is a Leadership Advisor and an Executive Coach. He works with
leaders to improve their effectiveness and in helping them make better
decisions specifically around organizational and career transitions. He
currently runs Transition Insight ( and works with
leaders to handle phases of transition thoughtfully. He has worked as an
Operations Consultant with KPMG in UK, Strategy Consultant with McKinsey in
the US and as a Leadership Consultant with EgonZehnder (a Swiss Leadership
Advisory firm) where he helped companies recruit CEOs, CXOs and Board Members
and worked on Leadership Development. Deepak is a certified CEO Coach and is
an alumnus of IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad and London Business School. His
detailed profile can be found at
OTHER GUESTS            1.Vijay Amritraj 2.Amish Tripathi 3.Raghu Raman 4.Papa
CJ 5.Kartik Hosanagar 6.Ravi Venkatesan 7.Abhijit Bhaduri 8.Viren Rasquinha
9.Prakash Iyer 10.Avnish Bajaj 11.Nandan Nilekani 12.Atul Kasbekar 13.Karthik
Reddy 14.Pramath Sinha 15.Vedika Bhandarkar 16.Vinita Bali 17.Zia Mody 18.Rama
Bijapurkar 19.Dheeraj Pandey 20.Anu Madgavkar 21.Vishy Anand 22. Meher
Pudumjee 23.KV Shridhar (Pops) 24.Suresh Naraynan 25.Devdutt Pattanaik 26.Jay
Panda 27.Amit Chandra 28.Chandramouli Venkatesan 29.Roopa Kudva 30.Vinay
Sitapati 31.Neera Nundy. 32.Deepa Malik 33.Bombay Jayashri. 34.Arun Maira
35.Ambi Parameswaran 36.OP Bhaat 37.Indranil Chakraborty 38.Tarun Khanna 39.
Ramachandra Guha 40. Stewart Friedman 41. Rich Fernandez 42. Falguni Nayar 43.
Rajat Gupta 44. Kartik Hosanagar 45. Michael Watkins 46. Matt Dixon 47.
Herminia Ibarra 48. Paddy Upton 49. Tasha Eurich 50. Alan Eagle 51. Sudhir
Sitapati 52. James Clear 53. Lynda Gratton 54. Jennifer Petriglieri. 55.
Matthew Walker 56. Raj Raghunathan 57. Jennifer Garvey Berger 58. BJ Fogg 59.
R Gopolakrishnan 60. Sir Andrew Likierman. 61. Atul Khatri
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