Disruptive

Extreme Technology Disruption

The Big Wave Surfing Book is about extremes!

If you want to read the street fighter's guide to the technology business, you are at the right place. Technology disruption creates the opportunity for the application of extreme techniques to quickly build products and create high growth companies.

Unpredictable

Big Waves are Unpredictable

The Big Wave Surfing Book is about managing unpredictable events!

Value is created when you can exploit rapid changes in the technology environment. You must be quick because the window of opportunity can close very quickly. Be quick and you will catch the latest big wave. Be slow and miss the wave. Be sloppy riding the face of the wave and you will wipe out.

Ordering
Spotting Big Waves
Storms Create Disruption Disruption can take many forms: political, economic, legislative and technology. You want to think about the impacts of disruption on the possible future of products and systems. You need to develop unconventional scenarios that look at the possible effects of disruption. You need not be the person who causes disruption, but you can be the person who uses disruption to your advantage.
Riding Big Waves

Appropriate Tactics Avoid Wipe Outs

The main categories of players that can set out on the big wave are the lead developer (and the development team), the technical management, the marketing staff, and the investors supplying money to the product process. Each of these groups has a unique perspective. However, there are some lessons learned about how to achieve success within these various disciplines in fast growing companies. The lessons of how to achieve a fast growth rate and the sacrifices that growth may cause can be very painful.

 
2013 Awards
 
April 2013
Beverly Hills Book Awards
Winner – Business-Entrepreneurship And Small Business
Winner – Technology
 
March 2013
Small Business Book Awards 2013
Winner – Classics (second in voting)
Winner – All Books (fifth in voting)

February 2013
The Great Southwest Book Festival

Runner-Up – Business/Technology

February 2013
The Great Northwest Book Festival
Honorable Mention – Business/Technology

February 2013
The Great Southeast Book Festival
Runner-Up – Business/Technology

 

2012 Awards
2012 Summary
Winner of Twenty-one Literary Awards During 2012

 
October 2012
Southern California Book Festival
Runner-Up – Business

September 2012
NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Summer 2012
Award Winner – Best Books in the Category of BUSINESS

September 2012
Readers Favorite Book Awards
Silver Medal – Non Fiction Business/Finance

July 2012
Hollywood Book Festival
Runner-Up – How-To

June 2012
New York Book Festival
Honorable Mention – General Non-Fiction

June 2012
Beach Book Festival
Honorable Mention – Business

May 2012
International Book Awards
Finalist – Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Finalist – Business: Technology/Computers/Internet
Finalist – Business: Motivational

May 2012
San Francisco Book Festival
Winner – Technology
May 2012
Midwest Independent Publishers Association
Finalist – Business
Finalist – Total Marketing Package

May 2012
Paris Book Festival
Runner-Up – How-To

April 2012
Foreword Reviews
Finalist – Business and Economics

March 2012
Reader Views – 2011 Literary Awards
Winner – Mid-West Region
First Place – Business/Sales/Economics
Reader Views Specialized Award – Best Business Book of the Year

February 2012
DIY Book Festival
Winner – How-To

February 2012
Los Angeles Book Festival
Honorable Mention – Business

February 2012
Small Business Book Awards 2012
Winner – Technology (most votes)
Winner – All Books (most votes)

 

2011 Awards
2011 Summary
Most Awarded Business Book 2011
Winner of Ten Literary Awards During 2011

December 2011
London Book Festival
Runner-Up – How-To

December 2011
New England Book Festival
Winner – How-To

December 2011
800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards 2011
Candidate – Creativity and Innovation (blog post 22 December 2011)

November 2011
The USA Best Books 2011 Awards
Finalist – Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Finalist – Business: Investing

May 2011
2011 Independent Publisher Book AwardsIPPY
Silver Medal – Finance/Investment/Economics

May 2011
2011 National Indie Excellence Awards
Winner – Book Cover Design Non-Fiction
Finalist – Book Interior Design Non-Fiction
Finalist – Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business

May 2011
2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Finalist – Business