May 25, 2024

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Thriving on Disruption with Roger Spitz

Roger Spitz is the President of Techistential and the Chairman of Disruptive Futures Institute. He’s also the lead author of The Definitive Guide to Thriving on Disruption whose first volume is now available. Roger joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about the insights provided in the Guide and how they connect to the world of learning.

We begin by hearing Roger’s origins in investment banking and M&A before shifting to his focus to futures thinking and the Disruptive Futures Institute. In a wide-ranging conversation that explores concepts and frameworks from the Guide, we learn what it takes to excel in a world of continuous disruption. We explore what we can learn from antifragility, Zen Buddhism, and existential philosophy to equip ourselves with the tools and mindsets essential to thriving in the new state of play. We hear how agency is key to navigating emerging complexity. We touch on the importance of humor, dig into the case study of Israel, and conclude with Roger’s takes on the role of education in the emerging zeitgeist. It’s a provocative exploration of the transformative work coming out of the Disruptive Futures Institute. Don’t miss it!

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Episode References



Spitz, R., & Zuin, L. (2022). The Definitive Guide to Thriving on Disruption: Volume I – Reframing and Navigating Disruption. Disruptive Futures Institute.