We have entered a new era of technology-driven disruption. This presents risks, but also a tremendous opportunity for you to change your company. This book is about how to make disruption work for you. It’s based on our experience of transforming some of the biggest companies in the world.
‘With outstanding simplicity and deep insights, this book
reveals the “how to” of digital disruption.’
– Paul Polman, Former Unilever CEO
‘Disruption is on every business leader’s mind. Alexandra Jankovich and Tom Voskes
have taken this complex topic and created a very clear, actionable path.’
– Wiebe Draijer CEO, Rabobank
‘A powerful guide to help navigate disrupted waters. After reading, you feel
convinced that, yes, corporates can beat start-ups!’
– Franck J. Moison Vice Chairman, Colgate – Palmolive
‘Disruption demystified! This book is unique: in a realm of gurus and doomsayers, it offers practical perspectives and a clear manual for every company to master disruption.’
– Annet Aris Adjunct Professor of Strategy, INSEAD
Digital disruption – everybody’s talking about it. It’s going to be the end of jobs, society and human interaction. It’s going to solve all our problems and wake us up with the perfect espresso.
It may not quite do either, but what is certain is that it will continue impacting every sector and industry on earth, and creating new ways for companies to serve customers better, faster and cheaper than ever before. Those companies that adapt and make disruption work, win big; those that don’t get boiled like frogs.
Disruption needn’t be a threat. It’s a power, and it’s in your hands.
Alexandra started in traditional strategy consultancy at McKinsey & Company, before moving on to set up the digital division at RELX (Elsevier Science) in New York, and later holding a number of senior digital management positions across the US and Europe. As Managing Director of Lastminute.com Benelux, she took the site to the no.1 spot in six months. Alexandra holds a Masters in Business Administration, and previously conducted research in Chile for the SHV board. She is co-founder of SparkOptimus, and appears on lists like TheNextWomen100. Alexandra lives in Amsterdam with her husband and three children.
Tom started at Proctor & Gamble in line management, before also working at McKinsey & Company — first in Amsterdam, and later Boston on the ‘Diamond’ programme for top consultants. He then headed marketing at KKR-owned Maxeda, the largest non-food retailer in the Netherlands. Tom holds a Masters in Astrophysics, and could previously be found conducting research at the ESO, also in Chile, at one of the world’s biggest observatories, and publishing on the warped layers of the outer galaxy. He is co-founder of SparkOptimus. Tom lives in Blaricum, near Amsterdam, with his wife and three children.
We founded SparkOptimus because we want to advance society by tapping into the possibilities new technologies bring. We work with some of the biggest companies in the world (including Shell, Unilever, ING, eBay, Ikea and many others) on transforming their businesses in the context of disruption. Together with them, we’ve built their digital capabilities from the inside, and launched new digital ventures that are now capturing market share, and disrupting the disruptors. We’re also disrupting consulting itself. Since inception in 2010, we’ve been applying our innovative working methods, proprietary models, and leading strategic and practical knowledge, and for the last five years straight have enjoyed 70%-a-year growth. We are now Europe’s top management consultancy focused 100% on digital disruption.
‘Easy-to-digest, visually appealing, and packed full of
useful advice for senior leaders.’
– Michael Wade Professor of Innovation and Strategy, IMD
– Menno Antal Managing partner, 3i Private Equity
‘A must-read for any modern-day business leader.’
– Rahmyn Kress Chief Digital Officer, Henkel
‘Concrete actions backed by real-world experience, and not just
consulting “fluff.” SparkOptimus has created a winner!’
– Jan Derck van Karnebeek Chief Commercial Officer, Heineken
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1. Discover the new world
CEOs ask us: 'How is my industry going to be disrupted?' Start by looking up.
2. Define how to act
The game has changed. There are six new rules, and strategies to match.
3. Determine what you need
Organize to deliver speed and disruption, and approach tech right.
4. Drive the change
Get your capabilities, get your team, go!
5. Delight in the new world
Lead, act, and tell the story.
The book also presents 3 detailed case studies showing the 5Ds in action.