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Disrupt Yourself or Die Trying | Ellis Watson | TEDxGlasgow
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Added Jun 29, 2016
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Although humans have been evolving for over a million years, during the last few hundred we have been taught to conform, stay in our place and stay in our class. Ellis’s talk will highlight the idea that as we become older we also become more reserved taking less risks, totally under-utilising our potential and wasting opportunities. Using remarkable real-life examples, his talk will implore you to totally reinvent yourself by disrupting your life path and challenging these social norms.

Ellis Watson is the CEO of DC Thomson, one of world’s largest family-owned media companies, and previously ran big media owners in newspapers and TV; News International, Mirror Group, Celador TV Simon Cowell’s Syco TV. Appointed a Global Scot in 2013 by Alex Salmond Ellis lives in Scotland, using his business acumen to turn his hand to anything from fixing broken companies to accelerating global expansion.

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