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Shawn Kanungo and cover of his new book, The Bold Ones

July 19, 2022 by Speakers' Spotlight

Shawn Kanungo Shows Us How to Be Unstoppable in New Book

Disruption for disruption’s sake isn’t a smart strategy. Innovation strategist Shawn Kanungo offers a practical and inspirational playbook for using innovation and disruption to your advantage in his new book, The Bold Ones: Innovate and Disrupt to Become Truly Indispensable, available December 2022.

Shawn is a globally recognized strategist who spent 12 years at Deloitte helping leaders better plan for the opportunities that follow disruptive innovation. Since then, he has helped hundreds of organizations navigate their digital transformation journey. Today, as a partner with Queen & Rook, Shawn advises leading organizations and executives on disruptive trends.

In The Bold Ones, Shawn has channeled his expertise into a playbook for individuals looking to embrace innovative thinking but not sure where to start. He shows them how to become “dangerous” vs. disruptive, which means being simultaneously bold enough to challenge industries, yet practical enough to recreate them.

In each chapter, Shawn presents the 10 pillars to becoming dangerous and shares the secrets of innovation and human behaviour — from recognizing that almost every innovation starts out with resistance to becoming a “deep generalist”, someone who spots trends in adjacent industries and applies them to their own core competencies.

Drawing on real-world examples from some of the world’s greatest change agents, Shawn shows readers how to become a “dangerous” one and propel their career forward through innovation. Available December 2022, here’s a sneak peek at some of the incredible content covered in this much-anticipated new read:

  • How to unlock disruption with your hidden ideas.
  • How past innovation stops us from future disruption.
  • How to look outside to recreate within.
  • How to pirate the power of institutions.
  • How to build a brand by starting small.

Called the “best virtual keynote speaker I’ve ever seen” by Forbes, Shawn’s high energy keynotes provide an optimistic roadmap for the future. He explores how individuals and organizations can take unexpected approaches to innovation to remain competitive and relevant in the future of work.

Interested in learning more about Shawn and what he can bring to your next event? Email us at [email protected].