How do we create the future of work?

What if the status quo is wrong?

This is the question that drives us. We try to answer this by looking at the New Ideas that are challenging business as usual. The ways Technology is influencing the way we work. And how people can find Meaning in the work they do.

More specifically, The Disruptive Business Network provides tools to challenge the status quo in business by providing online resources, facilitating events, and offering consulting services.

Rahul Soans
Rahul Soans

Founder, Director @ DBN

dr alan finkel
Dr. Alan Finkel

Neuroscientist, Engineer, Entrepreneur

Dr. Jason Fox
Dr. Jason Fox

Motivation Strategy & Design Expert

Jason McPherson
Jason McPherson

Chief Scientist @ CultureAmp

Leyla Acaroglu

TED Speaker, Sustainability Advisor

Clare Bowditch

Aria Award winning Musician


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The Empathy Debate: Is Empathy an Impediment to Success

Does having empathy make you successful? Or is it a hindrance, smothering logic with emotions? This debate will expose how empathy affects our workplaces, our policy-makers, and which...

Christine Nixon: on Leadership

The Disruptive Business Network is honoured to host Christine Nixon at our next event. To us Melbourne natives, Christine is no stranger. She is the former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police (the first woman to hold...

The Great Disruption Debate: ‘The Lecture Hall is Done For! A Campus Based Education is Futile’

A good old-fashioned Oxford-style debate. Is the assumption that a University based education is the only path to reaching a fulfilling career under fire? With the soaring costs of higher education does the traditional...


The Disruptive Business Network and Humanities 21 are thrilled to co-host the Boo Radley Bookclub – the purpose of which is to investigate what lessons business can learn from literature. Each month we look at a classic work of literature from a contemporary business lens. You are more than welcome to join us on the last Thursday of every month.

Get Tickets
Where?
The Henley Club, 8 Rankins Lane, Melbourne CBD
When?
The last Thursday of every month
Which Book?
Farenheight 451, Ray Bradbury
Hugh MacLeod
Disruptive Innovation And Technology: resources

An oldy but a goody. Marc Andreessen (founder of Netscape and Andreeseen/Horowitz) on the transformation of industries thanks to software AKA, the geeks shall inherit the earth. “More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services—from movies to agriculture to national defense. Many of the winners are Silicon Valley-style entrepreneurial technology companies that are invading and overturning established industry structures.”

Brian Sollis DBN
New Ideas: resources.

Ray Anderson (founder of carpet company Interface) – on the business logic of sustainability. Harvard Business Professor and Strategy Guru, Michael Porter on how to fix capitalism i.e “Companies could bring business and society back together if they redefined their purpose as creating ‘shared value’ — generating economic value in a way that also produces value for society by addressing its challenges.