Summary of Reinvention

Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

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Reinvention book summary
Anticipate change, act on it early and drive it.


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8 Applicability

7 Innovation

7 Style


Consultants Shane Cragun and Kate Sweetman offer a gem of an idea somewhat surrounded with material that experienced managers have read before. But their filler adds value as well if you’re new to exploring the business and management genre. Seasoned professionals can go directly to chapters three through five to get ahead of change and disruption in their career or business. Cragun’s and Sweetman’s “Reinvention Formula” and “Road Map” offer superior insights and a structured process for anticipating change, acting on it early and – to a degree – driving disruption instead of being driven by it. getAbstract recommends this manual to newcomers to the change management genre and to veterans seeking systematic strategies.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why wholesale change and disruption no longer occur infrequently, but are the new normal; and
  • What system you can use to anticipate change, prepare for it and even lead it.


The New “Table Stakes”
No job, business or industry is immune from disruption. Cab drivers face Uber, algorithms replace “wealth managers,” “drones” displace soldiers and “artificial intelligence” invades white-collar professions. New jobs and industries will emerge. Prepare to take advantage...
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About the Authors

Shane Cragun and Kate Sweetman share a global consulting practice. They offer self-assessment resources at

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