10 Disruptive Trends for 2020


Disruption is everywhere. Here are 10 trends that will create opportunities – and threats – in 2020. Twenty years ago, when I started advising startups and Fortune 500 companies on their innovation strategies, a “2020 vision” served as a key staple in most business planning efforts. Emerging technologies catalyze disruption. But 2020 promises to be especially extra turbulent.

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4 Ways Tech Will Disrupt the Travel Industry in 2020

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Here are several of the innovations opening up new opportunities for entrepreneurs. Technology

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Don’t Disrupt, Create Better Options


I was invited to talk about disruptive innovation, but the COVID-19 virus changed that and classes and all other activities were cancelled. The main point I wanted the students to take away is that disruption isn’t about destruction, it’s about creating new products / services, new choices for more people. Nowadays “disrupt” is thrown around as if everyone is doing it. Truthfully, disruption is rare. Because disruption happens after, not during.

Focusing on moving from disorder in today’s world

Paul Hobcraft

The need is always to respond in a crisis to reduce disruption and fast gathering pressures. Dave wrote some timely posts recently, a series of five posts under “Cynefin St David’s Day 2020 (part one link) to his final one (5 of 5) within his Cynefin St David Day series.

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How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Major Election Year Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

For example, 2020 is an election year in the U.S., This strategy of playing it safe couldn’t be any more wrong; you should not “wait and see” what 2020 has to offer because technology-driven exponential change and digital disruption will not stop! The Cost of “No” in 2020.

Working through the current disorder we find ourselves in

Paul Hobcraft

We all are caught in this world crisis; we are in as much disruption and uncertainty as is possible, and “we” cant’ allow this uncertainty to manifest itself too long. In times like these, we need to “unfreeze.”

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Why No-Code and Low-Code Software Is the Industry Disrupter You Should Pay Attention To


A massive transformation faces the software industry, similar to the disruption we’ve seen hit other industries like health care and manufacturing. Now is the time to embrace software disruption. Disruptive innovation is only a threat when you’re in the game but sitting on the sidelines. No-code and low-code software may create a massive opportunity.

Podcast S3E52: Josh Linkner – How to build up rituals to reward creativity

Idea to Value

00:10:30 – You don’t always need to try to disrupt the industry with breakthrough innovations from the start. In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with multiple entrepreneur Josh Linkner, about how to apply discipline to creativity.

The Cost of Saying “No” Just Got Expensive

Daniel Burrus

2020 brought with it a new decade with a strong stock market and strong growth forecasts. In January, companies were growing and everyone was looking at 2020 to be a transformational year in a booming global economy. The Cost of “No” in 2020.

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The Energy Transition Needs A Structured Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

In this period of such disruption, we do need to hang onto our beliefs, objectives, and goals, both short and long term. The question of who makes those calls becomes a real focus of determining at the next COP26 meeting, to be (hopefully) held in the UK in November 2020.

Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

Every company is (soon to be) a technology company. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech. Join Vivek Bedi, a product expert with 18 years of experience across Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, as he shares his expertise on how to strike the right transformation balance and change your product mindset.

When tough times are ahead, you should double down on innovation

Idea to Value

Downturns are prime territory for disruption. But, more importantly for us, economic downturns are always a great time for disruptive innovation. Innovation Inspiration Leadership disruption innovation leadership

Business Model Innovation from the CES 2020

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Last but not least, Sony’s performance shows how electric mobility could disrupt the automotive industry. Besides Sony, other examples like Rimac or Chinese firms demonstrate this change that will eventually disrupt the way cars are built today.

In this scary Coronavirus time, we can benefit from working more in isolation

Idea to Value

And business is continuing with minimal disruption. For the past two weeks, everyone in my company has been working remotely. We had several cases of the Coronavirus in the office, and as a precaution, everyone has been working from home. And it has been working remarkably well.

How Do You Know If Your Business Is At Risk From Disruption?

Strategyzer Innovation

Over the last weeks the coronavirus disrupted the entire global economy and almost every business on the face of the planet. When things get back to normal (yes, it will take quite some time), companies need to prepare for more common types of disruption.

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Anticipation: Foresee Disruption and Find Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

An integral part of anticipation and becoming anticipatory in your organization oftentimes has to do with catching an opportunity that everyone is either missing or perhaps even ignoring due to the belief that it is not profitable.

Digital Disruption: A Multi-Generational Mindset

Daniel Burrus

Being anticipatory is a multifaceted offense in a world of rapid digital disruption. Yet it is important to remember that being anticipatory also requires you to be aware of disruptions from others that may impact you and knowing how to prepare accordingly.

Dealing with the Coronavirus Disruption

Focused Momentum

I have a good friend just about to retire. In a text exchange over the last week, I inquired " Still set for the move? " His response. " Yes, the movers are scheduled, and I plan to give notice at the end of this month, only I look at my investment portfolio daily. Maybe I should wait.".

Organizations suffer constantly from unhealthy Innovation tension

Paul Hobcraft

Organization layers grind against each other, like tectonic plates that force further disruption and upheaval. Organization structure ‘grinds’ against each other, like tectonic plates that force further disruption and upheaval.

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Can large companies disrupt?And indeed, should they even try?

The Future Shapers

Does a tried and tested process exist for companies to follow in order for them to be the disruptor as opposed to the disrupted? The post Can large companies disrupt?And Disruption Innovation LeadershipWhat does it take for an organisation to become a game changer?

How to reduce the risk of disruption (destruction)

The Future Shapers

Are you a candidate for disruption? Learn how to reduce the risk of disruption by following some simple steps. The post How to reduce the risk of disruption (destruction) appeared first on The Future Shapers. Disruption Innovation Leadership

February 2020 | The Crucible – Solve for X


The Crucible – Solve for X February 2020 ““It’s very important to understand what our principles are in business. The post February 2020 | The Crucible – Solve for X appeared first on Xinova.

This Is A Defining Moment; Will You Squander It?

Daniel Burrus

New Year’s Day 2020 was the dawn of a new year, a new decade, and a strong stock market with strong growth forecasts, despite being an election year, in which a high level of uncertainty is prevalent. Unfortunately, even before 2020, the United States had really been the “Divided States” when it comes to our mindsets, creating unprecedented levels of emotional uncertainty and lack of trust. A virus or election doesn’t stop technology-driven exponential change and digital disruption.

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Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone

Daniel Burrus

Think about some of the most powerful and industry-disruptive products and services that have changed the game through today, and try to put them in context with the concept of agility.

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Dynamics within the system are always dominated by the slow components.

Paul Hobcraft

They grind against each other, like tectonic plates that force further disruption and upheaval. Not just the incremental, but the radical, disruptive and breakthrough innovation craved for by the top management, can finally have a ‘decent’ time horizon to be managed through.

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Predictions for 2020: People, at the center of CIO strategies


In an environment of disruption and technological evolution, the Chief Information Officer is required to implement innovative strategies that produce results. But, what are the main challenges this professional profile faces in 2020?

How to thrive in the age of disruption


Ah, the age of disruption! C-suite are struggling to understand the impact that disruptive start-ups and powerful emergent technologies are having on their business. Want to find out how can you prepare for change, disruption and the need for innovation?

Create a Culture of Innovation with the 10 Laws of Trust


Innovation change management company culture disruption human resources innovation cultureTrust is the currency of business success. Here’s how to build it into your corporate culture. Leading organizational change to create a corporate culture that delivers continuous innovation is one of today’s most strategic business imperatives. But how do you do that?

MOFI Acquires Innovation Excellence

Innovation Excellence

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Forget Your Business Plan. Create a Strategy Map.


Today’s discontinuous technologies and disruptive change have reinvented the rules of strategic planning. And be sure to update the template regularly as you learn new things and as the world changes around you – that’s what modern-day strategy is all about in today’s disruptive world. Innovation business strategy change management disruption innovationStrategic plans become outdated the moment they’re created.

Having a company vision is great, but if you set objectives and key result metrics with this OKR template you will fare much better.


In that time, I’ve seen leaders and teams become enamored with the idea of building their own “disruptive” future visions. This is a great mindset to have, but in this search for the disruptive, they often neglect the quick wins needed to keep things going. Sometimes big visions can be powerful motivators to drive people, but clear objectives and metrics deliver results.

Top 10 CPG Industry Trends For 2020


With the rise in consumer awareness, CPG companies have broken out of conventional market strategies and adopted disruptive methods to capture business. In this article, we outline the ten trends that will most affect the consumer-goods sector in 2020 and beyond.

The Future Is Already Here. Full Stop.


At least that was primarily true before 2020. disruption disruptive innovation foresight future innovation

Why Innovation Is About More than Creativity: A Talk with Edwin Goutier of the United Way


Companies are able to disrupt entire industries because of their focus on acquiring as much data as possible and putting it into action. Is your innovation strategy built solely on creativity?

How to Manage Remote Distributed Teams – Best Practice Strategies and Tools


The current disruption caused by COVID-19 will accelerate business’ and society’s move toward working remotely as the new normal, from virtual teams to virtual doctor visits. You Just Found Yourself Leading a Remote Team. What Next? Business is moving virtual fast. Here are best practices for how to lead a productive remote or distributed team. When I ran the strategy consulting group at HP almost 20 years ago, my team worked remotely.

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Coronavirus Crisis Only Heightens the Need for Innovation and Co-Creation


Collaborative Innovation Open Innovation Trend Alert cash flow co-creation Collaboration collaborative innovation coronavirus COVID-19 disruption disruptive innovation innovative leadership pivot siloing supply chainThose of us that work in the innovation management sector need no convincing of the benefits that it can bring to businesses and government departments all over the world.

5 Tech Issues That Can Slow Down Innovation


Sometimes the problem is compatibility with legacy systems, but there are also skills gaps to overcome, decisions about how much tech you need and where to apply it, and coping with business disruption or temporary lags in productivity.

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The 10 Vital Areas to Focus on Right Now


In a recent post, I mentioned a labor strike as a productive analogy for developing strategies during this time of global disruption. That recommendation came from my own experience at a transportation company where I’d inherited the marketing department during a labor strike.

Practicing for an emerging future

Jeffrey Phillips

While corona virus by itself is not a trend, it is a disrupter, and could be a harbinger of other widespread illnesses or pandemics, or simply a significant one-off event.

Top 10 Must-Read Classics on Innovation Techniques


The Innovator’s Dilemma , by Clayton Christensen Christensen is the professor who turned “disruption” into a buzzword but, unfortunately, why he did so is lost in the noise. Learn what works in innovation from these ten books.

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Welcome To The World Of Tomorrow!!!


Fry when he stepped out of the cryogenic chamber are apt for ringing in 2020. Can you believe that it’s 2020? artificial intelligence autonomous vehicles chatbots disruption future innovation optimisticThe very first words spoken to Philip J.

In Uncertain Times You Have More Control Than You Realize

Daniel Burrus

When an individual or organization fears change and are uncertain, it’s usually in regard to digital technology disrupting their status quo or from new, fast-moving competition.