In Episode 1, Nakiso and Mike set the context for their new podcast series on Disruptive Innovation. In today’s increasingly fast-paced digital economy, both the life-span of organizations and the average tenure of C-Suite executives has collapsed. Why? Simply because the majority of leadership teams are ill-prepared to keep their core businesses competitive while simultaneously redefining and reinventing their business models and offerings to remain relevant. There are a number of fundamental reasons, which are covered. Distinctions between invention, innovation and disruptive, societal changing innovations are drawn. The discussion centers on best practices in future-proofing your organization, regardless of industry, size of organization, sector or country of origin, by diving into specific “role models” from the US, China and Australia. In addition, cultural norms, behaviors and practices to be avoided that are obstacles to innovation are also reviewed.