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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. What digital disruptions do you see that will transform industries?

Use Anticipation to Turn Disruption Into Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

For the longest time, cable television was a miraculous technology that not everybody had in their homes, mostly because not everybody could afford it. Why did they become the disrupted and not the disruptor? Today, there are many industries still ripe for disruption.

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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. All good plans sometime get disrupted. Moritz reviewing disruptive innovation.

Technology leads, innovation exploitation is lagging

Paul Hobcraft

The dizzy array of strategic choices will totally disrupt existing business models if they are right in their design. It will eventually become the integration of everything but the disruption and realization of what needs changing is only just dawning on many.

Uncharted Waters Disrupting the Corporate Boardrooms

Paul Hobcraft

When you read a report that has within its executive summary this: “ In combination the boards stand unarmed to enter the battlefield of future business creation in a disrupted world ” it makes you want to read on. Note : Understandable but not forgivable in this disrupting world).

Encourage Innovation Through Competition

eZassi

Whether the focus is on product development, service delivery, customer satisfaction, or market share capture, competition drives a company to improve its performance. Internal Competitions. External and Open Competitions. Elements of a Successful Competition.

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.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. In fact, creativity is becoming a core skill which companies know they need in the future. Suggested viewing: 12 – Disruptive Innovation.

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. Disruption occurs. Disruption is our lens.

Is a Disruptive Business Model Beyond Your Brand?

BrainZooming

The strategy change is dramatic and a disruptive business model, but hardly a surprise. Two years ago, the company’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, identified Amazon Prime as reference point for launching a platform offering free services. Thinking about a Disruptive Business Model for Your Brand.

How Big Companies and Startups Use “Co-Creation” to Innovate

Leapfrogging

” That’s because like most big companies, we struggled with risk-taking and moving fast. And gaining access to customers willing to pilot an untried product from an unknown company is a huge early hurdle. On the surface, it seems like big companies and startups are worlds apart. Startups want to disrupt existing markets. Established organizations want to squelch the competition. If the companies were too different, thing would fall apart.

Competitive Advantage is Temporary — What Can You Do About It?

Business Innovation Design

The norm is disruption and dynamic competition. In this new business environment, there is a need to realize that having a competitive advantage is no longer just about the product you provide but about the experience as a whole. It’s a way to gain transient competitive advantage, but in this new dynamic environment, you’ll need to continually adapt to stay ahead. Competition is no longer isolated to separate industries and territories.

Are Corporate Innovation Centers The Last Hope for Companies Too Big To Fail?

InnovationManagement

Companies once deemed “too big to fail” are increasingly exposed to failure. The threat of disruption is everywhere. Regardless of industry, businesses face digital Darwinism, the evolution of technology and markets. Disruption is just a matter of when, where and why.

5 Ways FinTech Will Disrupt Your Company

Planview Spigit

A thoroughly modern, hybrid fusion of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, FinTech – or financial technology – has often been hailed as the next big thing. Now, it promises to bring further disruption and fundamentally alter the way businesses grow, manage their finances and most importantly, meet the needs of their customers. As the name suggests, FinTech represents a modern fusion of finance and technology.

Leading In A World of Disruption

Daniel Burrus

In today’s world of technology-driven transformation, leaders need to embrace a new leadership principle if they want their organization to be relevant today and in the future. But digital disruption from the outside-in has been coming at an ever-increasing speed, and it’s only getting faster.

The Travel & Hospitality Industry is Being Disrupted, Again.

Leapfrogging

Airbnb disrupted hotels. Now big travel and hospitality companies are going after the next disruptive innovation themselves before getting blindsided yet again. If you’ve followed my Inc.com column , you know I work with both big companies and start-ups around the world. As part of a new series of articles I’m writing called Everything Transformed , I’m focusing on the widespread disruption of just about every industry on the planet.

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Blockchain Is A Disruption and An Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

As it happens, the enabling technology with which Bitcoin transactions are handled has gained far more traction. The rapidly evolving technology of blockchains represents a Hard Trend that will continue to grow. Talk about the opportunity for disruption!

Disruptive Solutions Mindset 101

eZassi

Disruptive Solutions Mindset 101. The episode is titled “Disruptive Solutions Mindset 101” and will focus on “rapid change forcing today’s visionary business leaders to replace conventional growth models with a Disruptive Solutions mindset.” Disruptive Solutions Mindset.

12 Technology Categories That Will Transform Careers

Daniel Burrus

As technology continues to impact our lives, workers at every level in today’s ever-changing labor market need to be prepared with skills to adapt and succeed in the workplace. Over the past thirty years, I have developed a proven methodology to anticipate disruption and change before it happens, allowing you to find the confidence that certainty provides. The list highlights technologies that are now and will continue to transform present and future careers.

Technology Adoption Cycle

Collective Innovation

The Technology Adoption Cycle is based on the diffusion process which was originally developed for agricultural means but adapted and found to work just as well to identify how a new technology crosses the chasm from being unknown to being widely adopted. It was found that individuals could be put into groups as to when they might adopt a new process or technology and the results were published in the Book of Diffusions by Everett Rogers.

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. Amazon (AWS) and Microsoft (Azure) seem to have the most to gain from this latest round of digital disruption.

Solar disruption

Innovation 360 Group

All of them believed to be solved by disruptive innovation. As energy consumption will increase at least two-fold within our lifetime, innovative companies and researchers are discovering ways to develop the sun’s energy in multiple ways. New competition?

Tart-up or Start up? Two innovation strategies for established companies

Idea to Value

Start-ups – companies under 5 years old owned by one person or a small team of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists – will innovate quite differently from established companies, which have a history of successful growth and a market share to defend.

Achieving Disruptive Innovation

The Human Factor

Disruptive innovation” seems to be one of the more popular buzzwords in today’s business lexicon. Many companies pursue it. The technology built into these devices wasn’t all that new, but Apple put them together in a way that allowed people to do things they couldn’t do before.

Getting to Yes Quickly: How Amazon Out-Innovates the Competition

Planview Spigit

How does tech titan Amazon out-innovate its competition time-after-time? In an article on Business Insider , CEO of Amazon Web Services – Amazon’s cloud computing business – Andy Jassy discussed what makes the massive billion dollar company different from the competition: “When our leaders walk into a meeting, they are looking for a way to say yes.” That’s a lot of innovation and disruption of an industry for one company.

Digital Disruption: In search of market leadership

mjvinnovation

Digital Disruption has had a major effect on the agendas of CEOs around the world because of domestic digital generations and because of the GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple), companies that have revolutionized the entire market using 100% digital solutions. Want to know more about Digital Disruption as a market practice ? What is Digital Disruption? In this context, the companies that take the lead stand out for disruptive pioneering.

How to be More Agile as Competitive Advantages Fade

New Markets Advisors

For years, Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath has been telling us that the traditional strategy of finding and exploiting a sustainable competitive advantage is becoming outdated. The world is evolving too quickly for competitive advantages to last for a meaningful amount of time.

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Why Building a Culture of Innovation is your Competitive Advantage

Wazoku

A quick glance at the Most Innovative Companies [1] list at Forbes sees the top three places taken by Salesforce, Tesla and Amazon respectively. It’s perhaps safe to say, therefore, that they’ve mastered the art of innovating to derive a competitive advantage.

Embracing Disruptive Innovation: Why It’s Important for Your Business

IdeaScale

Disruption is good for business. “Disruption” is a popular buzzword, but if you stop and think about it, experiencing disruption is not something we, as people, enjoy. Disruption can happen with shocking speed. You might see a disruption coming before it hits.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Understandably, the increase in competition and market saturation is seen by those who experience it as a direct threat to their organizational legitimacy. The answer is technology.

Business Model Patterns: A Sneak Peek at the Invincible Company

Strategyzer Innovation

We’re writing a new book called The Invincible Company. The book builds upon Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design , and it takes a deep dive into how world-class companies continuously reinvent their business models. Have you heard?

Why Financial Organizations Must Fight Digital Disruption with Digital Disruption

Qmarkets

The term ‘Digital Disruption’ describes the situation where an existing industry is being altered by emerging digital technologies. These new technologies lead to innovations, often creating new markets and value markets that can impact the established leaders in the industry.

Getting to Yes Quickly: How Amazon Out-Innovates the Competition

Planview Spigit

How does tech titan Amazon out-innovate its competition time-after-time? In an article on Business Insider , CEO of Amazon Web Services – Amazon’s cloud computing business – Andy Jassy discussed what makes the massive billion dollar company different from the competition: “When our leaders walk into a meeting, they are looking for a way to say yes.” That’s a lot of innovation and disruption of an industry for one company.

The Packaging Industry is Massive, and It’s About to Be Disrupted

Leapfrogging

Technology isn’t just for creating new products and services. Disruptive technologies are transforming the packaging that comes with just about everything we buy. As part of my work helping companies identify, develop and launch breakthrough new products, services, and business models, I get a glimpse of a lot of “ weak signals ” that will one day become future disruptors. If any industry must live and die by the mantra “disrupt or be disrupted,” it’s packaging.

Identifying Opportunities for Disruptive Innovation

Strategos

We are drawn to stories of entrepreneurs who came up with brilliant ideas that disrupted the existing “rules of the game” by which industry players compete with one another. But of course, we wouldn’t want it to be the scenario for our company. Disruption.

The Merits of Innovation in a Competitive World

Daniel Burrus

Focusing time and resources on your competition limits businesses’ innovation potential for greater success, and prevents them from being leaders in their field. Instead, it is focused on what its competition is doing, and how to either replicate or incrementally improve on those products, services and practices. To remain in this aggressive competitive cycle is to hinder the possibility of getting ahead — a business cannot ‘win’ if it solely fixates on the race.

Who do European companies innovate with?

ideas4allinnovation

The current environment of disruption requires companies to be in constant transformation if they are to avoid being left behind, and to set themselves apart from the competition. Not confining themselves only to technology.

Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

BrainZooming

Fanatics introduced disruptive innovation to its marketplace with an agile strategy. It employs technology, focused creative teams, new manufacturing processes, and communications to remove time and waste when creating post-sporting event apparel featuring the winners and exciting story lines.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Understandably, the increase in competition and market saturation is seen by those who experience it as a direct threat to their organizational legitimacy. The answer is technology.

Guest Blog – Innovation is a Company Wide Responsibility

ImagineNation

It takes a lot of empathy, patience and healthy detachment to provide for the immediate needs of the people on the margins of society and to help them find permanent solutions to their many problems – innovation a company-wide responsibility. If the innovation team is going to build its own supply chain, manufacturing capability (in-house or outsourced), marketing team and salesforce, what’s it doing inside the company at all? Innovation is a Company-Wide Responsibility.

Major Election Year Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

so most companies will “wait and see” in terms of innovation due to the political uncertainties that come along with an election. Disruption Doesn’t “Wait and See”. Go opposite, keep focused on creating positive disruptions, and understand the cost of saying “no.”

Future-Proofing Financial Market Innovation – Fighting Digital Disruption with Digital Disruption

Qmarkets

The term ‘Digital Disruption’ describes the situation where an existing industry is being altered by emerging digital technologies. These new technologies lead to innovations, often creating new markets and value markets that can impact the established leaders in the industry. Financial organizations of all shapes and sizes are being disrupted by small, agile, innovative and technology-oriented companies which offer convenient and efficient services.

How to enable Disruptive Innovation in an enterprise? [video included]

Be-novative

Disruptive Innovation is not a linear process. this will drive more disruptive innovation as a cultural change. Disruptive innovation initiatives are best to be evaluated on the potential impact they would create: How it fits into your innovation strategy and long-term goals?

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