• Disruptive technologies

    The Ven Of Disruption

    by  • August 9, 2011 • Disruptive technologies

    We tend to view disruptions singularly.  For example, we look at the tragedy of 9/11 as a singular socially and culturally disruptive event that changed the direction of the United States and the world. But yet there were technology disruptions that were necessary to allowing that to happen. When it comes to how we...

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    Will Starbucks Be Your Next Bookstore?

    by  • August 5, 2011 • Disruptive technologies, Research, Trends

    There are a number of reasons why companies fail and close like fraud, lawsuits, shifting markets, changes in government regulations, and many others. One of the key reasons, though it isn’t always identified as such, is the inability to spot, think through, and prepare for technology disruptions. Last week as I browsed through the...

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    Emergent v. Disruptive Technologies

    by  • August 2, 2011 • Disruptive technologies

    We are constantly getting hammered by new technologies – smart phones, social media, analytics, customer management systems, data visualization, etc. These technologies are all disrupting our status quo. But how do you identify a technology as disruptive and are these same technologies emergent too? Last week I presented on disruptive technologies at the Naval...

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    Dealing With Disruption

    by  • May 3, 2011 • Disruptive technologies, Strategy

    In speaking to a few clients and non-clients recently about the impact of disruptive technologies, one thing has become clear – business models being disrupted by shifts in technology is the new normal. Whether you are part of manufacturing multi-national, a government agency, or a SMB in a developing country, your business model is...

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