Disrupter’s Delusion?

Is the future brighter for com­pa­nies that have dis­rupt­ed entire indus­tries? In the case of Apple, Scott Antho­ny and Michael Putz aren’t so sure. In a recent post on the HBR Blog Net­work [link], the two authors posit “The Indus­tries Apple Could Dis­rupt...

Driven To Distraction

Com­put­ers have invad­ed the mod­ern class­room. Is that good? Our use of com­put­ers (espe­cial­ly lap­tops), smart­phones and tablets is indeed an impor­tant new behav­iour that like­ly will have last­ing impli­ca­tions in the field of edu­ca­tion. From younger...

In An E2E World: Think, Don’t Blink

IBM’s Insti­tute for Busi­ness Val­ue (@IBMIBV) has a 24-page report that you need to read to begin to grasp the big changes com­ing in the world econ­o­my. Writ­ten by Saul Berman, Antho­ny Mar­shall and Nadia Leonel­li, “Dig­i­tal dis­rup­tion: Prepar­ing for...

Got all the answers? Read this!

There are no ceme­ter­ies for cor­po­ra­tions, but per­haps there should be. Such bur­ial grounds for those who were once mighty in the mar­ket­place might force man­agers to think hard­er and to focus fur­ther out. It might help reduce the com­pla­cen­cy that...

My Company Doesn’t Need A “Next”!

You may be in an indus­try that is so basic, so fun­da­men­tal, that the idea of a “next” prob­a­bly seems absurd. Take sand­bags. I’m not sure how many com­pa­nies make sand­bags, but there are lots of places that sell them. World­wide. Which makes sense: floods or...

Who Will Crush Your Company?

Could it be that your com­pa­ny is going out of busi­ness and nobody knows it? I ask that sim­ply because there are many peo­ple now talk­ing about “dis­rup­tive tech­nolo­gies”. What are those? Think of it as a trend that will nev­er go away. McK­in­sey...

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