The pace and scale of disruption is creating opportunity with unprecedented speed. In a recent multi-part research study, EYQ explores the dynamics of disruptive challenge and transformation, engaging leading CEOs and institutional investors globally. We asked two fundamental questions:

1. How ready are the world’s largest corporations to seize the upside of disruption? We interviewed CEOs of 101 of the world’s 5,000 largest companies ranked by revenue to gain their insights into how well their companies are activating the four organizational dimensions of disruption readiness: empowering leadership, corporate culture, innovation practices and capabilities, and external sensing and collaboration capabilities.

2. How do institutional investors value disruption readiness? Our survey of 100 senior institutional investors worldwide representing firms with at least US$1b of assets under management tested the conventional wisdom that investors do not support long-term, potentially risky innovation initiatives that may not pay off in the short term.

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