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Caught in the Headlights of Disruptive Innovation.

Paul Hobcraft

This past weekend I had an extended period of re-reading about the effects of disruption that seems to be occurring across all points of business, our politics, our governments, it seems across our lives. I had been looking forward to a nice break up in the mountains of Switzerland, in a place near St.Moritz for five days of some walking, catching up with good friends over some great meals.

Debunking Disruptive Innovation – Why Disruptive Innovation is Not a Strategy


Disruptive innovation has become business’ biggest paradigm. While many companies scramble to create disruptive innovation strategies, the problem is that it isn’t a linear process or methodology.   No single strategy or theory (even the theory of disruptive innovation itself) has captured how it really works or how to do it. Disruption occurs. The result? 

Spotting Disruption: 5 Industries Ready for Transformation


It's easy to see what makes Uber or Tesla disruptive businesses now, but sniffing out the early-stage ventures that will go on to reshape an industry can be far more difficult. Veteran VC Tim Draper, founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Draper Associates, shared his thoughts on the industries ripe for transformation in a recent talk at RocketSpace.

9 Patterns of Disruption: The new cooking recipe for business disruption

Idea to Value

A light bulb went on for me as I was reading a series of reports from Deloitte University Press on disruption. felt this nine patterns of disruption has the same huge potential to frame and dialogue around the potential within disruption. They have defined the nine patterns of disruption as shown in the graphic below. We were able to combine them in new ways.

Six Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful – Webinar and Book

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

Chapter 1 So You Want to Be a Disruptive Innovator? Chapter 9 Design Your Invisible advantage.111 Chapter 10 Get Going in Four Simple Steps.123 about the author.127 I n t r o d u c t I o n Most of my clients want disruption—not of their business, but for their busi- ness. being disrupted into obsolescence. disrUPtive iNNovator? Disruption occurs. Disruptive.

How Startups Are Disrupting the Insurance Industry


Is insurtech ready to disrupt the stodgy, $1 trillion insurance business in the same way fintech is upending financial services? billion in 2015, more than triple the previous year as venture capital woke up to the coming disruption in the insurance business. According to CB Insights, insurtech startup funding reached $2.65 Corporate-Startup Partnerships Trends Insurance Innovation Models

7 Noteworthy Disruptive Innovations of 2015


Disruptive innovations are defined as those new products and services that are so unique and powerful that they literally disrupt the entire industry. The cloud, for instance, was disruptive because it changed the way that people store and use information and applications. Innovation Culture

Blockchain Is A Disruption and An Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

It holds enormous promise for game changing disruption across any number of industries and fields. Talk about the opportunity for disruption! See some of Dan’s Recent Keynote Speeches below: The post Blockchain Is A Disruption and An Opportunity appeared first on Daniel Burrus. When Bitcoins were first introduced in 2009, they were the first cyber currency. SHARE.

How Failure Leads to Disruptive Success

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Disruption Innovation Australia failure successOur problem is one faced by everyone from lone entrepreneurs to global corporations. Things go wrong, perfected plans fall apart and momentum grinds to a halt. We were not alone. It was just when you were broke and had to admit to the failure, it seemed a lot easier said than done.

An Introduction to Open Innovation

can be large-scale and disruptive, but at its core, perhaps the best definition of. And those changes can also be small-scale or disruptive. 
At the end of the 19th century, there was a substance of such value and limited. quantities, it was causing unrest among the population. And Emperor.

7 Disruptive Forces for 2016 and Beyond

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Creativity Disruption Growth Innovation Leadership Management Strategy Distruptive Innovation future TrendsAs a futurist and CEO of an innovation firm, I study the implications of emerging trends through research and dialog with experts, scientists, and academics in diverse fields.

Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges

Digital Tonto

The truth is that what has passed for innovation over the last 20 or 30 years has been more focused on disrupting markets than fundamentally changing the world. That needs to change. Related. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation

Should you welcome or fear disruption

OVO Innovation

I was scanning through my Twitter feed when I came upon a tweet where someone was excitedly welcoming disruption in the financial sector. Much like the traditional banker who welcomes financial disruption in his industry, this welcoming of your own destruction seems a bit unlikely. My response is that disruption is something you want to create or anticipate, rather than welcome and react to. Just ask Tower Records if they "welcomed" a disruption in the distribution of modern music. Bringing disruption to your own industry is risky but can have benefits.

The Physics of Disruption

Innovation Excellence

Jeremy England, a rising star in the world of physics, has made quite a stir with his ideas about the meaning of life. In a nutshell, England argues that while disorder in the universe tends to increase over time, living things harness energy around them to create order from randomness.

Digitally Disrupting the Life Insurance Industry

Innovation Excellence

Feature Of The Week Customers digital disruption Innovation Insurance Interviews NPD product innovation Profiles of InnovatorsAn In-depth interview with entrepreneur and industry disruptor, Yaron Ben-Zvi. In his words, "We're targeting a customer who is expecting a digital experience and we ended up rethinking almost every component of the life insurance transaction.".

6 Ways to Create a Successful Innovation Program

Disrupt, or be disrupted” is the mantra. Involve key sponsors early and often “If somebody’s going to disrupt our industry, it might as well be us.”. other words, disrupt and keep on disrupting. The practice of innovation has come a long way, and for good reason. technology industry. decades. But how exactly do you do that? lead to effective innovation programs.

Is Disruption is Good or Bad? Please Stop Arguing!

Innovation Excellence

The idea of disruption excites some people and terrifies others. Consider the recent case of The New Republic, in which a new, disruptive CEO came in and vowed to “break s**t.” Continue reading → Business Models Disruption Profiles of Innovators Uncategorized disruption Elon Musk Jill Lepore paradigms Steve Jobs The Revolutionary MindsetAnd all for what?

5 Habits Of Truly Disruptive Leaders

Faisal Hoque

Disruption and leadership might seem opposing forces. The post 5 Habits Of Truly Disruptive Leaders appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Leadership | Management disruptive disruptive leadersip Faisal Hoque fast company habits Leaders Leadership & Management Shadoka

Is Digital Disruption Keeping You Awake at Night?

Daniel Burrus

Two of the biggest Hard Trends right now are around organizations moving their data into the cloud and the very real increase in online security disruption threats we face on a daily basis. This is where we are starting to see a new wave of digital disruption as conflicts are forcing a change in the technology landscape. According to Cisco and the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), digital disruption will displace approximately 40 percent of incumbent companies within the next five years. The post Is Digital Disruption Keeping You Awake at Night?

Is it REALLY disruptive? It matters.

Innovation Excellence

At the recent ISPIM conference, I sat in several presentations ostensibly describing approaches to disruptive innovation when, in reality, it was difficult to see what (a market or a company) was actually being disrupted. Disruption Growth Innovation Leadership Product Innovation R&D Strategy Disruptive Innovation growth Innovation Management

The State of Crowdsourced Innovation in 2016: Multi-Industry Benchmark Study.

disruption. Disrupt, or be disrupted” is the new mantra among their firms. connectivity and mobility to enter and disrupt every conceivable. THEME 1: INNOVATION 8SPIGIT 2016 STATE OF CROWDSOURCED INNOVATION Companies are turning to innovation programs to keep pace with disruption. Disrupt, or be disrupted” is the mantra for many 20th century companies.

Superman, The Klu Klux Klan & Disruptive Innovation

Rmukesh Gupta

So, what happened here and what does this have to do about Disruptive Innovation: Turning Competitive Advantage to a Disadvantage: The power of the Klan came from all the secrecy that surrounded them and their practice. The same thing happens during disruption. Once they are able to find the right partners, their chances of disrupting the incumbent increases multifold.

Preserving and/or Disrupting

OVO Innovation

I'm reading a lot about "disruptive" innovation from firms that I think have a lot to protect and preserve. When I read that, I become fairly suspicious, because I'm not sure it's possible to simultaneously protect what is "important" and disrupt at the same time, unless the disruption is taking place in a market or business adjacent to or distant from whatever the corporation is trying to protect. Can you simultaneously protect and disrupt the same product, segment or market? So what are all of these corporations disrupting? So what is everyone "disrupting"?

Leading In A World of Disruption

Daniel Burrus

But digital disruption from the outside-in has been coming at an ever-increasing speed, and it’s only getting faster. The pace of disruption forces agility, causing leaders to react, crisis manage, and put out fires on a daily basis. When you’re anticipatory, you’re creating changes and driving disruption from the inside-out rather than being disrupted from the outside-in.

Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

Innovation in Practice

A SIMPLE FORMULA AND SET OF TOOLS FOR FACING AND EMBRACING DISRUPTION AND RADICAL CHANGE.     Technology, globalization, economic shifts, geopolitical shocks, and, yes, management thought leaders over the past 30 years have set in motion a continuous onslaught of radical, discontinuous change in the global business environment that will not abate anytime soon. and India.

Nudity, Great Food and Disruptive Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Both Playboy magazine and restaurateur Danny Meyer have been in the news this week for disruptive business model innovations that challenge deeply help assumptions within the respective worlds. Disrupting yourself in risky, but can be a hard necessity if the world you operate in is changing in ways that leave you vulnerable to external disruption.

Why radical and disruptive innovation might not always be the answer


Isn’t there a risk of next radical or disruptive innovation blindsiding the […]. Innovation change management disruptive innovation incremental innovation radical innovationI was looking through the Freakonomics podcast episode list the other day, and one title really worked me up. Praise of Incrementalism.” Surely, in a time where terms like incremental and sustaining innovations are seen in a negative light, who would glorify them?


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Aquion Energy Attempts to Disrupt Tesla’s Next Move

Innovation Excellence

Water, water, everywhere. Is water the solution to one of the biggest shortcomings of renewable energy? When the wind doesn't blow or the sun doesn't shine, these renewable energy sources don't source much energy, so during those times home owners and businesses using alternative energy must instead draw more power from the grid.

Making Disruption Personal

Bill Fischer

Two decades later, Porter’s Five Forces was disrupted by Clayton Christensen’s argument that what makes companies fail is often a reluctance to give-up the choices made in By Abhijit Bhaduri & Bill Fischer In the nineteen-eighties, Michael Porter argued that more thoughtful approaches to strategies could help make organizations succeed.

The Innovator’s Dilemma: Narrow Theory, Widely Applied


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Disrupt, Destruct, Digital – The Way of Future Life?

Innovation Excellence

Are we always being extorted to disrupt our enterprises before someone else does? The constant threat of both those ‘known to us’ and those ‘unknown competitors’ who can simply raise money based on a disruptive concept, provide a different business model and, then attack tomorrow, leaves us with not a comfortable feeling does it?

Intel Disrupted: Why large companies find it difficult to innovate, and what they can do about it

Steve Blank

In the 21 st century it’s harder for large corporations to create disruptive breakthroughs. Disruptive innovations are coming from startups – Telsa for automobiles, Uber for taxis, Airbnb for hotel rentals, Netflix for video rentals and Facebook for media. Over the last decade, Intel missed two important disruptive trends. What’s holding large companies back? Lessons Learned.

Disrupt Your Routine to Ignite Creativity

Michael Roberto

For instance, Harris suggested that people should purposefully disrupt their usual routine on occasion. For instance, architecture has been particularly helpful to members of the design team. "If you don't have the budget to travel, you can disrupt your routine by going to work a different way, go to a new restaurant, or find ways to meet new people," Harris says. When you disrupt your thinking like that, it actually slows down time, and you start to be able to take in all your creative inputs differently." I concur wholeheartedly with Harris' recommendation.

Make Digital Disruption Your Biggest Competitive Advantage

Daniel Burrus

In 1983, I identified digital disruption as one of twenty technology-driven Hard Trends that would increasingly shape the future at an exponential rate, and at the same time drive economic value creation.  Today, as more and more industries and businesses become disrupted, it is important to understand that digital disruption happens in waves. What does all of this mean?

How WOW Air Disrupted The Airline Industry

Innovation Excellence

So, how did one airline company disrupt the airline industry through a low-budget carrier? Innovation Airline Industry airlines disruption Iceland travel Wow AirA remote, often misunderstood country, Iceland  has become one of the hottest tourist destinations. This is quite alarming.

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Stephen Shapiro

Great article. Thank you, as always, for your interesting, engaging and game-changing foresight

Anticipating disruption by preparing adaptive pathways to respond

Paul Hobcraft

disruptive innovation pathway options. Option pathways are those viable alternatives available when you are suddenly confronted with the need to change.  By being proactive, anticipating and structuring the options ahead you can be more prepared for disruption, you can respond with more thoughtful reactions. The more we are open to this the more we can become responsive to disruption.

Generation (I)nnovation: Why Today's Teens Instinctively Understand Disruption


I am honored to host Whitney Johnson's post as part of the launch of her new book, Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. My teenage daughter is going to Korea for two weeks this summer. Which meant she needed to earn nearly $3,000.