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Disruptive Innovation

The End of the PC?

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Druce Vertes, CFA

Tim Cook has been running around heralding the end of the PC. A self-serving assessment, but Intel and the PC ecosystem are going to struggle to maintain their traditional relevance.

Why Tesla Is Not Disruptive; A Systems Thinking Assessment.

Seyi Fabode | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

Tesla is impressively innovative (with a CTO at the top of his game) but the company is not disrupting the automobile industry. Disruptive innovation is not what we think it is.

5 Extraordinary Examples That Reveal the Benefits of Entrepreneurship 3.0

Benjamin Rohé | Posted 11.05.2015 | Technology
Benjamin Rohé

In my previous article, Entrepreneurship 3.0 -- The Third Wave of the Industrial Revolution, I discuss a new era of entrepreneurship that merges startups, large corporations, and research universities in symbiotic partnerships.

The Limiting Language Of Disruption

Jason Tashea | Posted 10.29.2015 | Technology
Jason Tashea

Criminal justice and tech are having a moment, and I don't want this moment to leave a bitter taste because we were promised disruption and only experienced incremental change.

Governments Must Self-Disrupt to Innovate

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Western political and economic structures are, in some ways, specifically designed to resist deep and rapid change, if only to prevent temporary and reversible fluctuations from having an undue influence on underlying systems. This works well when politics and economies are operating in cyclical mode, as they usually have been in the West. But when major structural and secular challenges arise, as is the case today, the advanced countries' institutional architecture acts as a major obstacle to effective action.

Why the Research Industry Is in Desperate Need of Disruption

Ujwal Arkalgud | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Ujwal Arkalgud

The future in market research will belong to those who'll figure out how to sit at this intersection point. These are the ingredients needed, for us to build a better mouse trap.

4 Ways to Shift Your Brain and Get Fresh New Business Ideas

Maria Ross | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Maria Ross

If you're bored and new ideas just aren't coming to you, sounds like you need to shake things up. Here are four ways you can shift your thinking and generate creative business ideas -- not to mention contribute to your mental well-being.

DISRUPTING JOURNALISM: 3 Interviews in 3 Days with 3 Guests from 3 Continents

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 10.08.2015 | Media
Ebenezar Wikina

How much would it cost if I had to fly from Port Harcourt to Geneva on Monday, and then back to Abuja on Tuesday, and then to New York on Wednesday, and back to Port Harcourt on Thursday...? Quite a fortune right?

Higher Education from Transactional to Transformational

Jayson Boyers | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Jayson Boyers

When building a bridge, the result is that sometime both sides walk on you. The way to have a strong structural makeup is to build a strong foundation. If we identify who we are as educational institutions, then we can do our best to find partners that best match our strengths.

New Global Goals for the UN, New Global Innovation Opportunities for Business

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Leaders from 193 nations met in New York for the U.N. General Assembly and adopted the sustainable development goals. The goals are not short on ambition.

Career Ready in an Ever-changing Global Landscape

John A. Roush | Posted 09.24.2015 | Education
John A. Roush

With the playing field leveled, parents and families are right to wonder, what is it that will set my son or daughter apart when seeking employment or advanced study in a prestigious graduate or professional school?

Donald Trump, Presidential Politics and the Art of Disruptive Innovation

Sheldon Filger | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Sheldon Filger

In analyzing the unanticipated success of the Donald J. Trump for president campaign -- at least in its early phases -- I have found far more insight from a Harvard Business School professor than from any of the legion of established political commentators, consultants and journalists.

Why I Like Working with Summer Interns, Millennials and iGeneration

Karthik Rajan | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

My memories took me back to my late teen years- to dinners hosted by my friend's father during my undergraduate days. Whenever he had work near our vicinity, he would visit our college. He would host us for special meals at the guesthouse away from the student kitchen.

Reading for a Billion: A Simple Way to Increase Literacy in India

Brij Kothari | Posted 09.03.2015 | World
Brij Kothari

To commemorate International Literacy Day, rather than reiterate the importance of literacy or bemoan how badly many developing countries have fared, I'd like to share a frugal solution for mass literacy that I have been advocating for in national policy in India.

Will Fear and Comfort Kill Your Business?

Randy Pennington | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

What if there was a way to make a 100 percent improvement in one of the most prevalent complaints customers have about your product and service? You would implement it in a heartbeat, right?

Dreamers and Disruptors: How the Evolution of Silicon Valley is Reshaping Our World

Paul Holland | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Paul Holland

It feels like we may be on the verge of an infrastructure revolution --with the market for these disruptive ideas being so big that their eventual impact could be five to 10 times greater than those companies on which the Valley was built.

Second Career Success Story: This Man Deeply Influenced Steve Jobs On Innovation

Karthik Rajan | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Among Steve Job's top 10 favorite books, there is only one business book on innovation. It is by Clayton Christensen. All this happened for Clayton in his 40's/50's! Here is his story.

How Millennials Are Disrupting The Art of Donating

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Lauren DeLisa

Remember when kids ran through the streets Halloween nights with "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" boxes in tow alongside plastic pumpkin carriers full of fun size snickers and red apples?

Rethinking 21st Century Philanthropy

Natalia Martinez-Kalinina | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

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.

Three Ways to Innovate at Your Company

Kira Makagon | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology
Kira Makagon

As a serial entrepreneur and now EVP of Innovation at RingCentral, I'm always interested in how companies generate and maintain innovation. Innovating means disrupting -- challenging the status quo even for very successful products.

Diversity Is a Business Crisis in Silicon Valley

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Granted, Silicon Valley is investing in programs to attract women and minorities to the technology field, engender good will, and increase workforce diversity through pipeline development. But there continues to be a lack of urgency to change.

In the Face of Fear, Organizational Leaders Need to Create Armies of Yes Men (and Women)!

Jayson Boyers | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Jayson Boyers

The message that employees should hear and pass along is "yes." Yes, we want to hear from you. Yes, your opinion matters. Yes, you are valued. This message should be repeated throughout the organization, not only to employees, but customers as well.

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.

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.

What the Medical Device Industry Can Learn From Starbucks

Jordan Safirstein, MD | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jordan Safirstein, MD

Last week, waiting for my iced coffee at Starbucks, I enviously observed the girl in front of me paying with her phone. Fast forward 30 seconds and b...