Be a Disruptor: Streetwise Lessons for Entrepreneurs-from the Mob to Mandates

  • 7h 24m 9s
  • Stratis Morfogen
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

Stratis Morfogen has been one of the most innovative names in New York City's hospitality scene for decades. From bringing the famed Fulton Fish Market online in 1997 to pioneering the automat movement with Brooklyn Dumpling Shop to opening a 25,000 square foot venue in Times Square during the pandemic, Morfogen continues to disrupt the status quo.

In Be a Disruptor, Morfogen provides an unconventional, real-world education for any entrepreneur by sharing how he beat the odds in the cutthroat, mob-influenced New York City restaurant world. Morfogen teaches listeners what he has learned about finding business opportunity in any situation, starting new ventures in times of adversity, and succeeding against all odds in one of the most challenging environments in the world. It's a playbook for entrepreneurs with the engaging qualities of a memoir.

With lessons for navigating pressures from powerful entities like the New York mob and local government, restarting mentally and financially after failed ventures, being aggressive when competitors are being conservative, and managing business and personal relationships, Be a Disruptor is a can't miss, street-smart education for any entrepreneur, restauranteur, or anyone interested in how the NYC hospitality world really works.

About the Author

Stratis Morfogen has been an innovator in New York City’s hospitality scene for decades. He is the owner of Brooklyn Chop House, which is frequented by celebrities like Oprah, Barack Obama, and Mary J. Blige, and Brooklyn Dumpling Shop. Morfogen brought New York’s famed Fulton Fish Market to the internet in 1997, and was the partner/owner of many well-known New York establishments like Club Rouge, Gotham City Diner, Hilltop Diner, The Grand, Philippe Chow, and Jue Lan Club, among others. He is the author of Damn Good Dumplings and lives in New York City.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Think the Unthinkable
  • Chapter 2 - The Mindset of a Disruptor-Think Different!
  • Chapter 3 - Make a Disruptor Your Mentor
  • Chapter 4 - Preserve Your Reputation and Own Your Disruptor-ship
  • Chapter 5 - Partner with Whoever You Think Will Help You
  • Chapter 6 - Adjust to the New Ecosystem…and Thrive!
  • Chapter 7 - Make Friends with Change
  • Chapter 8 - Do What’s Right, Disrupt What’s Wrong
  • Chapter 9 - How Empires Are Built
  • Chapter 10 - Neglecting the Small Details Can Utterly Destroy You
  • Chapter 11 - Disrupt a Model and Miracles Can Happen
  • Chapter 12 - Giving Back, Investing in Yourself, and Engaging with the Larger World
  • Chapter 13 - This Is What Happens to Dishonorable Men and Women
  • Chapter 14 - Disruptors Should Always Run toward the Burning Building
  • Chapter 15 - Disrupt a Crisis by Doing the Right Thing
  • Chapter 16 - How Disruptors Can Make the Future a Fantastic Place
  • Epilogue: Stratis’s Rules for Disruptors