Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor, said that there are two ways for a business to be disruptive: when a product or service addresses a market that previously couldn’t be served, or when a product or service is a simpler, cheaper, or more convenient alternative to what is already in the market.
For entrepreneurs in any field, the competition can be fierce, and it’s hard to be disruptive in a saturated market. Yet there are entrepreneurs who have proven to be a cut above the rest with innovative ideas and dedication to change. Below is a list of the top 10 entrepreneurs disrupting their industry:
- Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone was born on 21 March 1958 in a Christian family in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States. He was brought up in the same city with utmost love and care by his family. He is currently 63 years old and is living in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Grant is the CEO of Cardone Enterprises and Cardone Capital. He is an international speaker, entrepreneur, and author of The 10X Rule. On top of that, he is also a creator of 21 best-selling business programs.
2. Nick McCandless
Nick McCandless is the Owner/Founder of McCandless Group. McCandless Group is the leading monetization company for models and social media influencers managing and creating relationships with thousands of largely successful individuals and brands who have leveraged the power of social media and social influence. At heart, McCandless Group has always been a software and technology company.
Before entering this space, McCandless Group built mobile apps, websites, SaaS platforms, and more for many of the largest companies around the globe. Upon discovering the opportunity in the market to work with models and influencers to truly capitalize on the value of their followings and brands, Nick and McCandless Group transitioned their focus into building and growing the most successful platform to achieve remarkable results for their clients.
3. Harrison H Lee MD, DMD, FACS
Dr Harrison Lee is a world renown bi-coastal Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with practices in Beverly Hills and New York City. He is Triple Board Certified with certifications in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Lee is well known for his scarless, natural-appearing Face Lifts, V Line Surgery, Facial Skeletal Surgery, and Facial Feminization Surgery. He has an impressive array of patients coming from all over the world such as England, France, Germany, The Middle East, and Australia. Dr. Lee’s attention to detail, surgical excellence, and natural-looking results make him a highly sought-after surgeon for those looking to reshape their life.
4. Kris Gethin
Kris Gethin is the CEO and co-founder of KAGED MUSCLE Supplements, the Kris Gethin Gyms franchise and his online training platform, Healthkik.com. He is a pro natural bodybuilder who also competes in IRONMAN Triathlon, Spartan, and Ultramarathon. He has authored several books and has recently launched the course PT Mastermind to teach personal trainers how to create financial freedom and independence. Kris has been voted the World’s # 1 Trainer by platforms such as Bodybuilding.com and the governing body PT Academy. Kris lives in Boise Idaho with his beautiful wife, Sibylle.
5. Manka Bajaj
Manka worked for the United Nations when she realized that being an international diplomat for the rest of her life would not serve her soul. In order to quit her 9 to 5 and become her own boss, she trained in Kundalini Yoga, transpersonal therapy, and was certified as a Life Coach. She now helps other women follow their passions and carve their path to financial freedom. In her “Business School for the Soul” she coaches digital entrepreneurs with a heart-centred mission. She empowers qualifying business owners to set up the mindset and tech to earn over $10k/months. Check her out!
6. Crystal Rodriguez-Dabney
Ms. Crystal J. Rodriguez-Dabney is an equity and inclusion professional, attorney, change catalyst, influencer, thought leader, strategist, and author. She’s known for her high-energy leadership, get-it-done attitude, captivating tenacity, and her ability to help people from diverse and under-represented backgrounds connect more purposefully. As an attorney and entrepreneur, Crystal has spoken at and organized conferences and events around equity, diversity, inclusion, and entrepreneurship, bringing together minority and female entrepreneurs.
Her “Attract, Manifest, Repeat” conference brought together powerhouse speakers and encouraged attendees to succeed by building more inclusive networks. Crystal is an author and has candidly shared her story of struggle, from her challenged upbringing being a teenage mom, to sharing her tools of success that led her to the US Navy, law school, and then to a leadership position in the Administration of the second largest city in New York State.
Crystal is also a Master Law of Attraction practitioner and coach and recently authorized the “Attract, Manifest, REPEAT!” 2022 planner to help people realize they can create the life they desire and deserve!
7. Wells Emberson
Wells Emberson is the founder of Emberson where they specialise in content creation for a variation of brands like luxury real estate, luxury cars, travel, bars and restaurants, and more. They have decades of successful experience in the industry. As a result of this lifelong passion, they have been able to help multiple brands achieve their goals. One of their latest victories was shooting all the content that would fill out the investors plus online version for a MAJOR Gold Coast Icon “Pacific Fair.”
It was a record-breaking sales that went for $2.2 billion dollars. The transaction has become the largest retail sale in the nation’s history. They love to tell a story and create emotion through film, and they want everyone to feel like they were part of an experience. They want the viewer to feel like they were there. When the viewers watch the films, the team behind Emberson hopes that their videos encourage and inspire people to do more adventurous things. They shared, “The best thing about this job is the diversity of content we get to create.”
8. Robert Cappello
“Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life.” This will forever be the mantra of Robert Capello.
He shared, “I’ve tried my hand at many different careers over the years and nothing is more satisfying than making someone look and feel more beautiful than they already are on the inside and out! I feel like I do my best every day to make the world a more beautiful place one client at a time.”
9. Niko Lakovic
Niko Lakovic has dedicated his efforts to real estate broking with his thriving business, Luxury Homes LLC. His wealthy experience and knowledge of 15 years of local and regional markets, key investors and developers have made him one of the unmatched realtors in the real estate space.
Niko’s approaches aim to add exceptional value to his clients and wanting to elevate the growth of his company, he made a joint venture in 2020 with a Sotheby’s Realty franchise holder and successfully opened the first Sotheby’s Realty office in Montenegro. His boundless market knowledge and devotion towards his clients has powerfully accelerated Montenegro Sotheby’s growth. His reputation and success are substantially based on positive referrals. He has managed to captivate the trust and respect of numerous clients with candid advice and relentless efforts. His specialties are Real estate brokerage, M&A and Investment consultancy. His result-driven approaches have successfully tracked multi-million values of closed deals.
10. Jean-Luc Madeus
Jean-Luc Madeus is a 28-year-old father and real estate professional who shares his expertise in securing investment properties. He and the love of my life own an investing firm, and they close real estate deals for thousands of dollars in 90 days or less. With this strategy, he made millions of dollars in self-generated revenue, and through his “School of Wholesaling” podcast, he now teaches others how to do the same.
Their podcast is on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher, and is designed to teach people how to get started in the real estate investing business and learn lucrative strategies to acquire properties at discounted prices that are then sold for more money without renovations or the risk of homeownership.