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A new paradigm for resilience and agility

A must-read guide for leaders in a rapidly changing world. Learn how to overcome today's problems in business, government, academia, and civic society—with an eye to creating a more equitable, sustainable future.

Leading Through Disruption

A Changemaker’s Guide to Twenty-First Century Leadership

“Andrew Liveris takes us on a masterclass in collaborative, forward-looking leadership."  — Richard Branson, Founder, The Virgin Group

Leading Through Disruption provides a new leadership paradigm for resilience and agility in a rapidly changing world. This book is a must-read guide for leaders in various sectors who are keen on not only ensuring current success, but protecting the planet’s future for everyone. Liveris, who was recently chosen to lead the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Organizing Committee and is former Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, presents a variety of powerful tools that will enable you to tackle any problem quickly and responsively, with an eye to creating a more equitable, sustainable future.

In these pages, you will learn how to:

  • Create and use metrics that quantify the positive impact on all members of society.
  • Collaborate with scientists, politicians, regulators, corporate boards, and other stakeholders to create effective policies that work.
  • Broaden your company’s focus to include both long-term sustainability and short-term profitability without sacrificing the former to gain the latter.
  • Strengthen local communities via corporate investment and advocacy for the improvement of amenities and services for all.
  • Hire team members who fully and proactively support strategies to improve the world and its future.
  • Become a sought-after advisor on how to respond quickly and decisively to uncertainties.

Andrew Liveris shares essential wisdom from his four decades of global leadership experience in business, government, academia, and civic society. His book is a powerful tool for any aspiring leader.

Andrew Liveris



Leading Through Disruption

"A great guide for navigating complex global challenges from one of today’s most astute business leaders." — Ray Dalio
“Andrew Liveris takes us on a masterclass in collaborative, forward-looking leadership.” – Richard Branson
"A great guide for navigating complex global challenges from one of today’s most astute business leaders." — Ray Dalio
"Andrew gives a master class in leadership and offers a blueprint for how business and government can work together to solve the biggest problems facing humanity." — Marc Benioff, Co-Founder and CEO, Salesforce
"Leading Through Disruption distills Andrew’s wisdom for the world’s future leaders." — Arianna Huffinton
"Thoughtful perspective on how leaders can create clarity and energy around a shared purpose, vision, and strategy, even amidst times of rapid change and uncertainty." — Satya Nadella, Executive Chairman and CEO, Microsoft
Andrew Liveris

Andrew Liveris

Andrew Liveris AO is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company and former Executive Chairman of DowDuPont. A recognized global business leader with more than 42 years at Dow and experience in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management.

Liveris advocates the criticality of manufacturing worldwide. He is the author of Make It in America: The Case for Reinventing the Economy (Wiley, 2011) and was tapped by the Trump Administration to help identify new ways to spur innovation, revitalize the US manufacturing sector and drive economic growth and prosperity as chair of the manufacturing council and a member of the apprenticeship of the future task force. Previously he served as co-chair of President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee, where he worked closely with President-elect Joe Biden, and as a member of the U President's Export Council.

Andrew was the Special Advisor to the Australian National COVID-19 Co-ordination Commission. He is the Co-Chair of the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission, advising on how to accelerate the Territory's economic rebound and growth. He is an Independent Member of the Australian government's Industry Growth Centre’s Advisory Committee providing advice on the Industry Growth Centre’s initiative.

Andrew is a Director at IBM, Saudi Aramco, Worley (Deputy Chairman), Lucid Motors (Chairman), NOVONIX and the Minderoo Foundation. He is on the advisory board of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Teneo (a global CEO consulting and advisory firm), and NEOM (an initiative driven by Saudi Vision 2030). He is Chairman of the BlackRock Long Term Private Capital Fund and a Special Advisor to the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Andrew serves as a Trustee for the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and is a member of the Concordia Leadership Council.

In 2018, the Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership was established at the University of Queensland for students to garner a real-life understanding of global challenges and how to create positive change for society.