Reframe & Reset Your Career Podcast

Episode 48. Part 2 Supercharge Your Career By Thriving On Disruption & Uncertainty – Roger Spitz

Uncertainty and disruption are becoming ever more present in the world, are there ways of managing this so that you and your career thrive? Roger Spitz and I discussed this on Episode 48 part 2 of the Reframe & Reset Your Career podcast.

In this episode, we will learn about:

His collaboration with Lidia Zuin to write The Definitive Guide to Thriving on Disruption,

How diverse perspectives can add real value and help companies survive by questioning assumptions and the status quo,

How science fiction can help innovation,

What is design fiction and how applying it, can enhance your life and career?,

Developing a mindset to become comfortable with the uncertainty of modern life,

Reframing failure as a part of the process of invention and creation,

How software development principles can empower and reinvent yourself,

The difference between complex and complicated, and

Managing your time in a strategic way and the “three horizons” framework.

Based in San Francisco, Roger is President of Techistential (Climate & Foresight Strategy) and Chairman of the Disruptive Futures Institute. He has given over 100 keynote talks globally, and guest lectured at many of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions. He is also the author along with Lidia Zuin of four guidebooks that are being published on The Definitive Guide to Thriving on Disruption.

As former Global Head of Technology M&A with BNP Paribas, Roger advised on over 50 transactions with deal value of $25bn, and raising $2bn in capital. He launched the bank’s US M&A practice in San Francisco, having built its European Technology & Digital investment banking franchises in London and Paris.

After a Masters in Corporate & International Finance from the University of Durham in the UK, Roger qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He has lived in 10 different cities across three continents, and is bilingual English & French.

Roger told me: “Failure and invention go hand in hand and ultimately you need a lot of failures, humanity is evolving by its mistakes and by its survival on those mistakes and that’s what creates the resilience. You learn from the mistakes, … ultimately you’re getting information from that, it’s a feedback loop, you’re getting information and more perspective, you’re learning by virtue of the trial and error and in a complex world what’s important.” 

People & Resources Mentioned

Dave Snowden

Cynefin Framework

Jean-Paul Sartre

Martin Heidigger

The Wright Brothers

The Great Gatsby

The Remains of the Day

Christian Busch

Alex Budak

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