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Disruptive Innovation

Nigerian creatives disrupt the art industry

Maya Horgan | Posted 12.29.2016 | Arts
Maya Horgan

Young Nigerian creatives are carving out an entirely new space in the art world Ifedoyin Shotunde Lagos has experienced an artistic explosion over ...

Five Marketing Trends to Watch in 2017

Christine Fruechte | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Christine Fruechte

As the year winds down, I find myself reflecting on the past year and trying to sort through what's to come. However, one thing is very clear, disrupt...

Pathways to 1.5°C: Market-driven, transformative solutions to combat climate change

Jules Kortenhorst | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Jules Kortenhorst

Co-written with James Newcomb, MD and Aman Chitkara, Snr Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute What if the real momentum in actions to address climate...

The Startup Inside the Nonprofit: Where Tech Gives Back

Pacific Community Ventures | Posted 11.25.2016 | Technology
Pacific Community Ventures

What's the first thing that comes to mind when I say Silicon Valley or Tech Worker? Is it commuter shuttles crowding your streets, increasing rents, ...

Grit Defines Achievement in Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.07.2016 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Grit is defined as firmness of mind or spirit - an unyielding courage in the face of hardship. The career world is changing so fast that grit has also...

How Entrepreneurship Can Help Achieve World Peace

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The gig economy is alive and well, and disruptive innovation has empowered many to earn money driving for Uber or by monetizing their home as an AirBn...

Embracing Disruption: An Interview with Peter Sheahan

Phil Simon | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

If you think that success in business today fleeting, you're right. Unlike previous eras, disruption happens faster and from completely unexpected sou...

The dilemma of disruption

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 08.23.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Dominic Baumann When Apple launched the iTunes software 15 years ago, the company knew what its consumers wanted, long before the latter realise...

How 3D Printing Will Drive A Future Of Personalization

Daniel Newman | Posted 08.03.2016 | Technology
Daniel Newman

In the 1957 comedy Desk Set, a "state-of-the-art" computer that filled a warehouse-sized room figures prominently. Even when computer technology was a...

Why Unilever Disrupted Itself

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This article first appeared in the Harvard Business Review. Buttoned-down Unilever just paid $1 billion dollars for the Dollar Shave Club. The scrapp...

Why The Navy Needs Disruption Now (Part 2 Of 2)

Steve Blank | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Steve Blank

The biggest learning was the realization that disruption is not just happening to companies, it's also happening to the Navy. And that the Lean Innovation tools we've built to deal with disruption and create continuous innovation for large commercial organizations were equally relevant here.

Disruptive Innovation Takes the Sharing Economy to Sea

Daniel Burrus | Posted 08.01.2016 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

"Disruptive innovation" is one of the most overused and misunderstood phrases of this digital age. Using digital technology to ease our daily frustrat...

Disrupt Yourself -- And Take Your Career (And Your Company) To New Heights

Debra Walton | Posted 08.01.2016 | Business
Debra Walton

The current fintech explosion is aimed fairly and squarely at disrupting the financial sector, the industry where I have spent the majority of my care...

Why We're Making Beer Out Of That 'Dirty Water'

Nadav Efraty | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Nadav Efraty

You've tried fewer toilet flushes. You've spent less time watering your lawn. But have you tried guzzling a favorite beer made from your local river? ...

Innovating During Tough Times

David B. Nast | Posted 08.01.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

When should you innovate? When times are tough, most organizations cut costs and hope to weather the storm. As we've discussed in previous articles, hope is not a strategy, and the best time to innovate is ALWAYS.

Disrupted? Being Down Doesn't Mean You Are Out

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

The best option for every business is to be continually focused on improving performance and enhancing the customer experience. Today, that means a constant investment in technology.

The Future Utility Is Here...

Seyi Fabode | Posted 06.24.2016 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

At a recent conference a utility CEO suggested that (like Mark Twain) 'the reports of my company's death are exaggerated'. Most people in the audience...

Where Are the Smartest Places on Earth? You May Be Surprised By the Answer

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.07.2016 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

"The Smartest Places on Earth" by Antoine van Agtamael and Fred Bakker is a smart book. It is also smartly timed. And the smartest thing it does is land right at the intersection of where three different critical and timely debates have converged.

Ask Better Questions to Avoid Disruption

Randy Pennington | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Southwest Airlines faced a potential disruption early in its operation--it was forced to sell one of its four airplanes. The implications are obvious--selling the airplane generates cash for operations and completely disrupts the company's capacity to serve customers and generate future revenue.

The 1% Formula

David B. Nast | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Doing more with what you have without reinventing the wheel is the essence of Business Model Innovation. It's about unlocking critical constraints to ...

Uber versus Cities: Let's Discuss Without Forcing into Political Silos

Julie Irwin | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Julie Irwin

Last Monday Uber and Lyft left Austin because they lost an election on a proposition that would have allowed them to use their own background checks instead of using the city's fingerprint-based system.

How the Tech Behind Bitcoin Will Change Your Life

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Don Tapscott

The Internet today connects billions of people around the world. It's great for communicating and collaborating online. But because it's built for moving and storing information and not value, it has done little to change how we do business.

Why Are There No 'Unicorn' Energy Tech Startups?

Seyi Fabode | Posted 05.03.2016 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

Opower, the shining light of energy usage management and behavior modification, is being bought by Oracle for (what would otherwise be) a whopping $53...

Tradition vs. Nostalgia in Higher Education

Jayson Boyers | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Jayson Boyers

The future of higher education is dependent on colleges and universities moving from their comfort zone where learning is a static experience. Higher education must stop fearing that change means abandoning tradition.

Why My Toaster Loves My Car: Are You Ready for the Internet of Things?

James Canton | Posted 03.27.2016 | Business
James Canton

San Francisco, 2025 I noticed something strange last night when my car auto-drove me home from the city. My car was downloading the usual real-time ...