Disrupt or Be Disrupted: August 13, 2014

The August 2014 meeting of the St. Louis Product Management Group will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014:

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: An Introduction to Disruptive Innovation

Meeting are open to everyone — there is no charge to attend. This meeting will be held at Lab1500 — see directions and details below. RSVPs kindly requested (though not required) on our LinkedIn page

Note: The St. Louis Product Management Group will hold board elections during this meeting. Anyone who attends the meeting is eligible to vote. If you are interested in learning more about being part of the board, or wish to declare your candidacy, please email [email protected].

About the meeting: When you can turn disruptive change into disruptive innovation, you create new value. Learn how a disruptive innovation toolset opens opportunities to build new products, categories and channels that deliver value to your organization over time. In this participatory session, you’ll learn a simple method for practicing more disruptive innovation, and use it to develop an idea from your own personal or professional world.

About the Presenter: Dan Reus is Founder and Chief Instigator of Openly Disruptive. Dan started Openly Disruptive after 15 years experience as a creative strategist helping Fortune 500 firms, non-profits, and start-ups create innovative products and marketing programs. He started paying attention to what sold and what succeeded over time. In hindsight, he noticed that the ideas that would have had the greatest impact were also the ones mostly quickly abandoned. He saw that opportunity was being thrown away — primarily because there wash’ t a way to discuss it, test it and improve it at low risk. Since those insights, he started Openly Disruptive as a place for exploring and testing “outside the box”” ideas, for learning to collaborate, and for mashing-up ideas from different disciplines to experiment with. He believes strongly that The future will be what we make it.

About the event

Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • 5:30pm: Informal networking and refreshments
  • 6:00pm: Introductions, announcements
  • 6:15pm: Meeting begins
  • 7:15pm: Meeting adjourns, stay for networking/discussion

1500 Washington Ave. (at the southwest corner of 15th and Washington; enter off 15th Street)
St. Louis, MO 63103
Meter parking available on street (free after 7pm)

(See Google Map)

Thank you to Lab1500 for hosting!

RSVPs kindly requested (though not required) on our LinkedIn page