An Anticipatory Leader™ Turns Disruption and Change into Opportunity and Advantage

Daniel Burrus

An Anticipatory Leader understands that technology-driven change is accelerating at an exponential rate. Reacting to problems and digital disruptions, no matter how agile you and your organization are, is no longer good enough. Change your Futureview, and you will change your future.

Combat Unpredictable Change with Anticipation

Daniel Burrus

It is often assumed that people don’t like change, when in reality humans are born to instinctively love change. It’s why we take vacations and crave travel, because we want and need change. In this case, change is a choice, so we like it. Change the View.

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Anticipation: Foresee Disruption and Find Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

Here are three examples of companies and industries leveraging the Law of Opposites. Another food example is the burgeoning desire for red meat in individuals attempting to go vegan for health or weight loss purposes.

Blockchain: A Real-World Example of the Power of Innovation

IdeaScale

Some examples of innovation change the world or create industries that never existed before. If someone tries to say the score is something else, they’re going to have a hard time, because they would have to change the minds of every single person participating.

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.

How Consulting Will Likely Change Because of the Pandemic

Leapfrogging

The consulting industry was already being disrupted before the coronavirus. Now the disruption is accelerating. If you work with consultants or have your own consultancy, take note: Things are changing, fast. I’ve already written about how the management-consulting industry is being disrupted by various trends like emerging technologies, the commodification of knowledge, and outdated business models.

Breakthrough Innovation or Disruptive Innovation?

IdeaScale

A breakthrough can be an even bigger deal than a disruption. Aren’t breakthrough innovation and disruptive innovation the same thing? After all, the car, the telephone, the smartphone, the electric car, the solar panel, weren’t these all breakthroughs that were also disruptive? It is innovation that opens the company to new markets or changes the way customers interact with the market or the industry. Zipcar is a good example of the breakthrough innovation.

Streamlining Success – How Continuous and Disruptive Innovation Examples Can Inform Business Transformation

Qmarkets

But do these disruptive innovation examples reflect the strategy that all companies should adopt? Continuous vs disruptive innovation examples - what both approaches can teach us. Such disruptions are often pivots (reactions to changing market conditions).

3 Key Criteria of Disruptive Innovation

Game-Changer

Just a few hours before sitting down to write this post I was in a meeting were a group of people pitched themselves as disruptive, they aren’t, but people on the other end of the table soaked it all in. The truth is not all innovation is disruptive.

How Culture Change Works: 3 Lessons

BrainZooming

We were proposing a change initiative for a multi-agency department within a city government. As our in-person presentation drew to a close, the review team asked about each of our experiences with comparable culture changes. What lessons did I share on how culture change works?

Debunking Disruptive Innovation – Why Disruptive Innovation is Not a Strategy

Leapfrogging

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. We asked him a simple question, “How do you do disruptive innovation?”.

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. The more we are open to this the more we can become responsive to disruption.

Positive Disruption using Hard Trends and Soft Trends

Daniel Burrus

If you don’t like a Hard Trend, there isn’t a way for you to change it. However, if you don’t like a Soft Trend, you can easily change it to your advantage. For example, let’s say you want to start a smart watch company.

Innovation or Disruption: What’s Your Aim?

IdeaScale

The terms “innovation” and “disruption” are commonly used in today’s business world. Disruption is innovation, but not all innovation is disruption, just like all squares are technically rectangles , but not all rectangles are squares. It’s not even as simple as that, because sometimes innovations become disruptive after reaching a tipping point. What Disruption Does. Disruption creates new markets or fundamentally changes how you think of a product or service.

What is Lean Innovation? Components and Examples

Moves the Needle

While understanding the need for innovation at the enterprise level is important, the word innovation alone does not paint the full picture of what needs to occur in order for an organization to harness the power of “entrepreneurial spirit” and effect the permanent, transformational change of your company, so that it survives and thrives in the 21st Century. Others are being disrupted. And it’s a good thing, since their current business model is facing massive disruption.

Auto Insurance Industry: Disruptor or Disrupted?

Daniel Burrus

But how has this affected auto insurance premiums, and will those changes deter you from buying a specific “vehicle of the future”? But now that we have more autonomous features than ever to make the roads safer, insurance is changing. Auto Insurance Is Changing.

Artificial Intelligence: Disruption or Opportunity?

Daniel Burrus

IBM’s Watson is a good example of a fast-developing AI system. The key is not to react to change, but to get ahead of it by paying attention to Hard Trends. However, IBM soon had the last laugh when people learned that the Weather Company’s cloud-based service could handle over 26 million inquiries every day on the organization’s website and mobile app, all while learning from the daily changes in weather and from the questions being asked.

Innovation Types that Will Surprise You (With Examples)

Ideanote

Disrupt this, disrupt that. You’ve heard of disruptive innovation because it’s the most discussed out of all innovation types. Being able to change an industry, or an entire market, is great - it makes you rich and famous. changes in the product.

Market Disruption vs. Business Disruption: The Inertial Disruption Factor

Legacy Innovation Group

Market Disruption vs. Business Disruption: The Inertial Disruption Factor. Rock the market with a major disruption, and there will be a rocking effect back on the business and its supporting ecosystem. In this case the inertial disruption factor is very small.

Disruptive Is Not a Dirty Word

IdeaScale

Disruptive isn’t a dirty word, but it can be a scary one. Why does the word “disruptive” raise such fear among so many people? Uttering “disruptive” during a meeting can get you looks more along the lines of profanity. Change Is Good, Not Easy. Mindful Disruption.

How Consulting Will Likely Change Because of the Pandemic

Innovation Excellence

The consulting industry was already being disrupted before the coronavirus. Now the disruption is accelerating. If you work with consultants or have your own consultancy, take note: Things are changing, fast. The entertainment industry was already undergoing digital disruption.

Unique Ways Successful Startups are Changing the Corporate Innovation Landscape

Idea to Value

The corporate landscape is changing drastically, and for a corporate brand to stay relevant, they must innovate in order to change with the market. Accelerator programs benefit corporations by providing them access to innovative and disruptive startups.

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“Decouple” the Value Chain to Drive Digital Disruption

Leapfrogging

Digital disruption isn’t just about the internet or mobile technology. I recently had a chance to connect with Harvard Business School professor, Thales Teixeira, whose most recent book, Unlocking the Customer Value Chain , highlights the dynamics of “decoupling” and why it will drive even more disruption than we’ve seen in the world. Teixeira says the seeds of digital disruption originally started with unbundling as the internet became widely accessible.

Insurtech: what it is, examples and how to seize opportunities

mjvinnovation

The most visible examples of Insurtech come from the world of personal insurance: monitoring devices in the car; wearable activity trackers; customer-facing applications; SaaS platforms that manage insurance and payment coverage.

The Disrupted or the Disruptor: Pick One

Daniel Burrus

What comes to mind when you hear the term “disrupt”? Or do you see it from the other side of the coin—when you’re the one causing the disruption and, as a result, leveraging the opportunity that results? Disruption Defined. Everyone knows what disruption means.

Should you welcome or fear disruption

Jeffrey Phillips

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. Bringing disruption to your own industry is risky but can have benefits.

Disruptive innovation: where, not what

Jeffrey Phillips

In the title I've used the word "disruptive", and by this I mean innovation in the "third horizon" - incremental, breakthrough and disruptive. I'm defining disruptive innovation as new products, services or business models that "disrupt" existing products or markets. For example, Apple and iTunes disrupted Tower Records. Netflix and its rental model disrupted Blockbuster's retail store model. First, a slight diatribe.

Either You Drive Disruption Or You’re Outpaced By It

Game-Changer

Every single industry, domain and business is being disrupted by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, augmented reality, blockchain, internet of things, drones and 3D printing. But the truth is change is messy, and no one is immune to it.

Disruptive Innovation Strategy – 13 Exercises for Disrupting Thinking in New eBook

BrainZooming

Whenever we discuss using questions to foster disruptive innovation strategy , it prompts objections. The objections center on the idea that questions do not create disruptive innovation. We never claim that questions alone will create disruptive innovation. Examples?

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Five Steps to Change Your Thinking

Daniel Burrus

When you make changes, are they coming at you from the outside in or inside out? In my 30 years of working with top leaders from business, health care, government and education, I have found that the majority of change comes from the outside in. Most of us are conditioned in both our personal and professional lives to make changes based on outside factors. For example, when the stock market goes down, people often sell, and when it goes up, they buy.

Future Insight: Changing the World with an Anticipatory Mindset

Daniel Burrus

We are at a unique point in human history, marked by accelerating global change and enhanced by technological advances. Agile organizations learned how to change rapidly, but with change accelerating, we must go beyond agility and learn to anticipate disruptive problems before they happen.

Titans of Transformation: 5 Outstanding Examples of Innovation in Business

Qmarkets

When it comes to disruption on the modern business landscape, company size is no safeguard. What’s more, it’s estimated that digital disruption will wipe out 40% 2 of today’s Fortune 500 companies in the coming decade. Harmonize incremental and disruptive innovation approaches.

Leading In A World of Disruption

Daniel Burrus

In recent years, leaders have added agility — being able to change quickly based on external circumstances — as an organizational competency. But digital disruption from the outside-in has been coming at an ever-increasing speed, and it’s only getting faster.

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

Leapfrogging

A massive transformation faces the software industry, similar to the disruption we’ve seen hit other industries like health care and manufacturing. We’ve already seen how Google Docs took the world by storm through free cloud-based software, forcing Microsoft to change its Office 365 business model. If you’re a developer, you’ll need to shift focus to adapt to some significant changes. Salesforce and Zoho are examples of low-code platforms.

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. The basic thinking is that people don’t like change — which is, of course, untrue.

Learning to Manage Opportunity in the Unknown

Daniel Burrus

This COVID-19 global pandemic we presently find ourselves in is the perfect example. Crisis is a form of change or disruption coming from outside of your organization that greatly impacts the status quo and must be dealt with. You create change rather than having to react to it.

The Day after Disruption

Qmarkets

Sometimes it seems like organizations, even large enterprises, live and die by their ability to create disruptive innovations that completely redraw the market landscape, putting them at the forefront. Disruptive vs. continuous innovation.

4 Radically Practical Strategies to Elicit Commitment & Accountability in Today’s Climate of Change and Disruption

MSSBTI

If the title of this article got your attention, it probably means you are experiencing the turbulent environment of overwhelm and change that many companies of all sizes are experiencing today. learning and growth, achievement and responsibility, changing the world in a valuable way, etc.)

Achieving Disruptive Innovation

The Human Factor

Disruptive innovation” seems to be one of the more popular buzzwords in today’s business lexicon. Apple offers a perfect example. Fast-forward to today, and several years have passed since Apple has come up with a truly disruptive product.

Why we should expect more disruptive innovations

Jeffrey Phillips

I've used the example of Tower Records before - a behemoth astride the recording industry - brought low very quickly by a sudden shift in music distribution. Similarly, Blockbuster experienced almost the exact same disruption. What these two examples have in common is a rapid, sudden change brought about by innovation. Drivers of Disruptive Innovation What are the emerging drivers of more and more disruptive innovation?

Lack of Innovation Will Kill Your Business (2 Examples to Prove It)

Ideanote

Making incremental changes to existing products won’t cut it anymore. The moment he pulled that touchscreen smartphone out from his pocket, the industry changed forever. At the turn of the 21st century, things started to change dramatically.

My fridge can disrupt your Bank

Matthew Griffin

While you’d expect that most grocery orders can be fulfilled transactionally what now happens if the manufacturer, the consumer or a third party gives the smart fridge the permission, or the ability to shop around for the best price for example, for milk?

Innovation Strategy – 4 Examples Where NOT Acting Might Be Smarter

BrainZooming

4 Examples Where NOT Acting Might Be a Smarter Innovation Strategy. Finally, in a seemingly far afield example, George Varga interviewed musician, Billy Joel for the San Diego Union Tribune.