Stop Itemizing Everything: Move Beyond Competition

Daniel Burrus

Human beings are competitive in all circumstances, and it has only intensified in today’s predominantly technologically advanced world. But what if you could move beyond the idea of competition and no longer needed to see the competition as “competition,” necessarily?

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?

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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.

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.

Is a Disruptive Business Model Beyond Your Brand?

BrainZooming

The strategy change is dramatic and a disruptive business model, but hardly a surprise. Thinking about a Disruptive Business Model for Your Brand. How does a company without disruptive innovation in its corporate DNA imagine its own disruptive business model?

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?”.

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. 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. Amidi also says that “the future of travel involves seamless traveler experiences enabled by various legacy and new technology platforms.

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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.

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.

The Most Dangerous and Disruptive Ideas According to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil

Innovation Excellence

The greatest unfair competitive advantage for your small business is leveraging this critical shift in how you view the drivers of the future. Innovation Leadership Technology Trends future Futurism Peter Diamandis Ray Kurzweil

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.

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.

The Future of Database Technology

InnovationManagement

Disruptive database technologies have mandated retailers to innovate to keep up with market trends and competition. Project managers are expecting a higher return and lower costs on technology projects. While this may seem costly, it's the only way businesses can stay relevant. Strategies analytics database digital innovation innovation

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. The main problem for a continent like Africa is actually not any longer the technology – but the security issue. New competition? How will the oil industry respond to that disruption?

Have the Banks already been Disrupted?

Matthew Griffin

“Banks were once the corner stone of the community but today their industry is being disrupted and disintermediated. Every industry is undergoing some level of disruption and for some its more extreme and happening faster than others. Organisations need to review and adapt their technology, culture and business practises and become ‘Future Fit’.

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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Achieving Disruptive Innovation

The Human Factor

Disruptive innovation” seems to be one of the more popular buzzwords in today’s business lexicon. 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. Digital Disruption.

Why Building a Culture of Innovation is your Competitive Advantage

Wazoku

It’s perhaps safe to say, therefore, that they’ve mastered the art of innovating to derive a competitive advantage. They undoubtedly have some incredibly smart people that have produced some incredibly smart technologies, but what sets them apart is their desire to innovate 24/7.

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.

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.

You Can Be Disruptive by Asking a Simple Question

Daniel Burrus

Your brand along with your products and services will need to continually evolve to remain relevant in a world dominated by increasing digital disruption. The word disruption often conjures negative connotations. If you focus on the competition, you will think like the competition and end up competing. That simple question, coupled with an understanding of what can now be done with the latest technology, will give you amazing and powerful answers.

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.

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.

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. This article is one in a series I’m calling Everything Transformed that highlights the various technologies disrupting just about every industry on the planet – and today’s focus is packaging. If any industry must live and die by the mantra “disrupt or be disrupted,” it’s packaging.

Innovator’s Dilemma: Blind Spot Disruption

Xinova

In order to better understand lateral disruption, you must first understand the capability you’re delivering, not the technology, said Alexander, who explained, ‘People don’t buy a product or technology, they buy what it enables them to do.’” Inventor Community Clayton Christensen disruption innovation Innovation Series Innovator's Dilemma IRI Conference Jeff Alexander RTI International techiwonk ThinkBeyond uknown competition xinova

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. Disruption. This helps explain why most established firms react rather than drive disruptive innovation.

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.

Digital or Dead – An Expert Study

InnovationManagement

Reports Strategies budget competition digital innovation digital platform digitizing disruptive innovation disruptive technology emerging technologies IoT IT research technologyNearly all executives have acknowledged the relevance of digitization and related trends, such as the Internet of Things, connectivity, and industry 4.0. However, the full impact of digitization has usually not been understood in detail.

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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.

Major Election Year Opportunity

Daniel Burrus

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! Disruption Doesn’t “Wait and See”.

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

InnovationManagement

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. Companies once deemed “too big to fail” are increasingly exposed to failure.

Measuring Innovation, Part 3/3: The Growth Innovation Index (GII)

Innovation Excellence

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Measuring Innovation, Part 2/3: The Criteria for a Good Innovation Index

Innovation Excellence

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