Ian Whitworth’s Undisruptable is a step-by-step guide on how to escape a job that sucks, and take back control over your life.
It’s also entertaining from start to finish. As one reader review said,
“It’s laugh-out-loud funny, like Anthony Bourdain for business.”
Zoë Foster Blake has impeccable cred in both writing books and creating businesses. She said:
“Business books are so often preachy or wildly self-centred and dull. This is witty, clever and extremely relevant in these godforsaken Zoom times.
As a marketer, biz owner and founder, I really liked it. Ian is a cheeky, funny and disruptive (and proven: important) business rascal and thank goodness for that.”
Cyan Ta’eed is one of Australia’s leading tech entrepreneurs. The company she co-founded, Envato, is a global success story. Read her full review post here:
Some of Cyan’s thoughts on the book:
“Undisruptable by Ian Whitworth is one of the best business books I’ve ever read – and I’ve read a lot of them. Not only is it full of business/life wisdom and advice from someone who’s actually done it, but is entertaining enough (hilarious, actually) that I didn’t want to put it down.”
“This is a hand on heart recommendation for a book I believe is going to become an Australian business classic. I have about 10 books I plan to make my children read before they move out of home and this book is now on that list.”
Elsewhere in her post Cyan talks about her kids demanding she read passages out loud because they wanted to know why she was laughing. Reader Dan writes:
“First of all my kids kept asking me why are you laughing? I would read passages to them hoping they would get it! They pretended to, however what I found interesting is for the first time we were talking about business, ethics, strategy, values and god forbid – MONEY! More importantly I found myself genuinely inspired – I could relate to everything Ian talked about, some good some bad, I’m pretty sure I had tears in my eyes one morning relating to a particular chapter around stressful times. Then he made me laugh again. It’s a great read – you must do it if you are in business, thinking about it or dreaming about it.”
Fionn Bowd, one of Australia’s leading legal innovators, wrote:
“This is a business book written by a man that is equally as valuable for women who currently run their own business or are considering starting one. So often, books by men in business only have a male audience, and books by women, only a female one. Ian Whitworth somehow doesn’t seem to think about or mention gender, but he nonetheless treats his audience as *people* – people who are interested in business.
There is not a single line in it that ignores the reality of business for women – Ian somehow manages to just put gender aside, seemingly unconsciously, and just give great advice that works equally as well for women.
“I mention this because I really want women to read this book. If you find a lot of male business writers hard to relate to (at best), this book is for you. Get it. You won’t regret it.”
Undisruptable is on sale now in bookstores through Penguin Random House. Buy it online now.
Nothing against Navy SEALS, but my job doesn’t involve much amphibious warfare. Neither does yours. Give it a rest, white collar office guys.
It’s a business model that seems to have cherry-picked all the worst, hardest, most expensive elements of running a business.
Undisruptable will see its first international release later this year and it's not in a country you'd expect.
The reviews are in and they are very good.
Ian Whitworth is a reformed advertising creative director turned entrepreneur with a successful national group of businesses that he doesn’t work in day to day. Read more