How to become an industry disrupter [infographic]

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These days it seems like everyone “drives” around in a different way, whether it’s by traditional means, car sharing, ridesharing, or even scootering! And while it seems like these services came out of nowhere, they’re actually termed “industry disruptors” because they force an entire industry to change, much like Uber and Lyft forced the taxi industry to change.

In our infographic, we break down startups and their impact as an industry disruptor and transportation startup. We talk about how they have impacted three key industries: public transportation, taxi and limbo services, and of course, the automotive industry. (Think about Bird scooters, Car2Go, and other rideshare services for an example) And while some industries may not survive these creative periods that change how people view transportation, others turn to investing into it. For example, if you look at Toyota, they quickly adapted to the rideshare industry by investing in Uber and Grab to adapt, both of which received billions in funding overall. This is one takeaway we can grasp from these startups: learn to adapt and be flexible, and reconsider conventional wisdom to lead you to innovation!

Brian Farrell is a coach, helping clients achieve their personal and professional goals. He's also the creator of the "QA2 Method". For more about Brian, visit