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Matt Weber's "Fit for Disruption" is a refreshingly easy and practical read. With so much commentary available now about the impacts and need to engage with the current industrial revolution, Fit for Disruption breaks down and provides a common sense framework for how to engage. The emphasis on understanding customer's needs and in essence, co-designing solutions to problems is a reminder that often times businesses rely too much on simply asking a customer what their needs are - funnily sometimes customers don't know. But boldly delving into the different pain points to a customer journey and then prioritising ideas for the solve, as recommended by Weber, is core to business survival. And he gives a valuable message about not needing to reinvent the wheel but rather opening our eyes more widely to all the industries around us, because chances are a solution may already exist in another form. Full of Weber's insights and observations based on his own experiences running operational teams across varied businesses, Fit for Disruption is a great starting to inspire business transformations and improvements for a wide variety of businesses.
In this time of uncertainty, where the word disruption or like, is perhaps used more than any other, I was intrigued by the title, Fit for Disruption. What I wasn't prepared for, was not being able to put the book down. Fit for Disruption, is practical, easy to read and constantly puts the customer front of the reader's mind. The author's experience is clearly evident, through his ability to provide simplicity, in the complex. Fit for Disruption, takes us on a practical journey, building on our capability, to set solid foundations, facilitate creativity, and lead and inspire our people through change. If business owners and leaders globally, read and followed the Fit for Disruption model, contained in this book our world would definitely be a better place.
The topic is always relevant but in these very challenging and unpredictable times, the subject matter is more important than ever. I have read many management and strategy books that cover the themes of change and disruption but this book is very well structured and organised logically. It has practical tips and traps that can be easily applied to all manner of industries and businesses - small and large and the useful summaries at the end of each chapter are a handy checklist and go to guide. Absolutely money well spent.
‘Fit for Disruption’ is a must read and more so in these challenging times amid COVID-19. It is a perfect depiction of what our current global market is struggling to achieve in these disruptive times. Not only is it easy to follow, it highlights important facts about how to grow and develop a business in tough times. Matthew has a flare for how to captivate a reader and uses current examples that businesses and entrepreneurs can relate to. I would recommend this book for anyone who requires guidance and help in achieving better results in their workplace environment.