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Disruption

Rethinking 21st Century Philanthropy

Natalia Martinez | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Natalia Martinez

Our informal guiding theory is that a rising tide can lift all boats. Larger, community-wide tipping points are the result of the gradual accumulation of individual tipping points, of people "turning on" to trust their own potential, and that of their ideas and projects.

3 Ways to Becoming a Serial Disruptor

Sarah Dunn | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Sarah Dunn

What do all entrepreneurs have in common? They've failed dozens--if not hundreds--of times, but they're not failures.

Disrupting Disruption

Randy Pennington | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

The future belongs to the disruptors. Customers reward it. Your business survival demands it unless you want to be rendered obsolete by an unknown start-up or overtaken by a global company from a developing nation. You had better be different, or you will die.

'Technological Intuition' -- The Must-have Skill of the Digital Era

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
St. Gallen Symposium

In my view what will make or break a disruption using AI technologies is not the hardware but the software, which is us and our technological intuition to challenge common perceptions of what defines good performance.

Questioning The Why

Janine Garner | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

Curiosity may well have killed the cat; but just as a cat has nine lives, in business we have to be prepared to reincarnate and envision new life.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Replace Taxi Drivers, But That's Just the Beginning

Sam Tracy | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Sam Tracy

Robots taking human jobs means that those humans can spend their time doing higher-valued work that will drive even more progress, which is especially good news for less-desirable professions like long-haul trucking, which is actually facing a worsening shortage of workers.

Why I Encourage My Kids to Question Everything

Mandy Stewart, Ph. D. | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Mandy Stewart, Ph. D.

My 4-year-old bilingual feminist was ready to take on the 12,000-year-old "lengua española" in full force. Why should the presence of just one boy make her change the word she uses for friends?

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

The Power of Disruption

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Jane D. Wurwand

The feeling of consistency may appeal to many because it feels safe. But in business at least, staying in the same place and doing the same thing is not safe. In fact it's quite the contrary, it's dangerous.

Three Ways to Foster a Disruptive Mindset That Breeds Innovation

Lain Hensley | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Lain Hensley

By embracing disruption, we are able to live up to our full potential and materialize our dreams.

There's More To The Disruption Brewing In The Tech Industry Than On-Demand Startups

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology

Even if we're living in an increasingly on-demand world, you still have to be able to pay to play. On Thursday, New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo...

The World Is Bifurcated and Disrupted

Said Elias Dawlabani | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Said Elias Dawlabani

Why have ideas of contemporary thinkers like Thomas Friedman proved to be incomplete only ten years after they defined the brave new world we live in. Today's world changes at the speed of light and, unless these thinkers can ride on those light particles their insights will only paint a partial picture that lasts for no more than a minute.

Sorry to Burst Your Bubble, But You're About to See How the Real World Works

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

Before you set out, a word of advice. Get a clue of what you're really up against. Go get experiences that will highlight the unfiltered, brutal realities of the world. Here's how.

Innovative Challengers at the Gates

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Within retail banking, there have been two standout, truly disruptive innovations in the last 20 years, where a few banks applied mass marketing techniques to create something unique.

What Will the Disruption of Politics Look Like?

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

This is the real truth about disruption: whether you see it as positive or negative, disruption is nonetheless our inevitable future. And if this is true in business and the professions, it is almost certainly as inevitable in our national politics.

ISIS: The Internet's Biggest Disruptor

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Most plans offered today to counter and combat this group focus exclusively on military or geopolitical solutions. While important, these plans lack a key understanding of the branding, digital marketing and start-up mentality that facilitated the spread of ISIS's influence across the globe.

Poll: 1,000+ Business Leaders Weigh In On Disruption And The Future Of Tech

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

Let’s say you buy this idea that an increasing number of technologies are on an exponential curve (that is, they’re advancing at an accelerating p...

Not Digital First, Not Mobile First, but People First!

David Sable | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
David Sable

Is there a difference between disruption and transformation? Between shaking up a business sector (I'd say "business model," but that is proving to be less and less true) and transforming society? Between monetizing fabulous enablement and actually changing people's lives for the good?

Reinventing America, The Forbes Summit in Chicago Part II

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

These small, invitation-only congresses bring together Wealth, Politics, Business, and Government as well as Education and Disruptive Innovation and are a winning formula for stimulating growth, forging new partnerships, and in this case, the reinvention of industrial power.

Burn the Box

Miriam Ava | Posted 04.04.2015 | Small Business
Miriam Ava

There's nothing to hold back in a world living on innovation. Sure, some may laugh at you, say you're uncool, weird, difficult. But that doesn't matter.

Your Sherpa to All Things Disruption - James McQuivey

Ondi Timoner | Posted 03.14.2015 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

If you're looking to follow someone who has their fingerprint on the leading edge of disruption, look no further than James McQuivey. He is VP & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research.

Uber for Health Care? Think Again

Saquib Rahim | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Clearly there are some health care startups that will meaningfully improve health care. But there is justifiable concern that too many are focused on the wrong patients and wrong problems using technology with limited applicability.

How Do Innovators Create New Markets?

Markus Giesler | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

How do innovators transform new machines, molecules, and even melodies into multi-billion dollar value innovations - and break the rules of standard marketing in the process?

Lifetime Guarantee: My Grandfather's Pen

Nell Minow | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

This calendar and pen set belonged to my grandfather. It stood on his desk, where he used the pen to write down totals of long columns of numbers (add...

Trailblazing Women: Whitney Johnson, Leading Thinker & Co Founder of Clayton Christensen's Investment Firm

Anne Ravanona | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

"If you are feeling stuck in any way, whether it's financially, emotionally or intellectually, and you need to move forward -- that's actually a call for you to be innovative, be entrepreneurial or 'intrapreneurial.'"