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Disruptive Innovation

Innovative Challengers at the Gates

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 04.20.2015 | 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.

The FinTech Agent Who Came in From the Cold

Spiros Margaris | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Spiros Margaris

One of my previous financial industry innovation proposals, the "FinTech Supermarket," was about the possibility of an open selection of the best fintech partners. In other words, a client offering the best financial package of financial services under one roof.

The Future Of Driving May Be Electric Golf Carts

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business

Sorry, Elon Musk -- you're just not that disruptive.

ISIS: The Internet's Biggest Disruptor

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 03.25.2015 | 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.

Environmental Innovation: Nice or Necessity?

Brian Kennell | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Environmental innovations are much more than nice; they are also fiscally sound practices that add value and provide a tremendous boost to the bottom line. And eventually, they have a domino effect

Disruptive Innovators Must Navigate Political Resistance

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Mark R. Kennedy

When launching a firm that pursues disruptive innovation, it's best that you authentically deliver your promised benefits to society while anticipating and assessing how and where the disrupted will attempt to fight back so that you can respond in a strategic manner.

Smartphones Are Smart Foreign Policy

Maura O'Neill | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
Maura O'Neill

Today, with more mobile phones than people on Earth, any savvy foreign policy recognizes the power of this small device to do good or evil in the world. Gone are the days when rebels and reformers fought only using guns and physical bombs; this portable machine is as important as any as weapon.

Career Lessons I Learned From Kai Kight

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Recently, I participated on a panel for the Council of Alumni Association Executives in Scottsdale, Arizona. A highlight during the event was a presentation by Kai Kight who identifies himself as an innovator, speaker, violinist, and entrepreneur.

10 Steps to Fight Inertia

Bill Donius | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Bill Donius

If so, here are 10 actions you can take to dislodge your organization from its conventional thinking rut.

What Amazon Got Right From the Start

Maura O'Neill | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Maura O'Neill

When Jeff Bezos - the founder of Amazon - started offering books to the public over the Internet, he could have decided to partner with Barnes & Noble or Borders and become their online distributor.

Legal Technology 3.0

Oliver R. Goodenough | Posted 04.06.2015 | Technology
Oliver R. Goodenough

The impact of technology on law is moving forward with all the subtlety of a charging rhinoceros, transforming traditional practice and spawning new forms of "legal service" delivery. Surprisingly, many expect that the swirling events will just enhance the existing system, leaving it essentially intact, but with certain processes improved.

One Step Ahead

Janine Garner | Posted 03.29.2015 | Small Business
Janine Garner

Being an innovator, a disrupter, within your area of expertise, knowledge or ideation is not just about that a-ha moment. It's about capitalizing on it. It's about realizing the value of what you hold in your head or your hands and making it all happen.

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.

Innovation and Disruptive Necessity

Robert F. Brands | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Today we stand on the shoulders of giants in a rapidly changing world. In order to gain the competitive edge needed to stay relevant, it is imperative that businesses seek to disrupt their own business model before the competition does.

The Disruption of Leadership: Implications for Female Entrepreneurship

Penina Rybak | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Penina Rybak

Women entrepreneurs are biologically hardwired to harness time, and tend to care about the communal impact they have on others. That's why we choose our tools wisely, such as the use of social media, which has already changed the world.

The Technology, 'Big Data' That Already Surround Us Can Also Save, Improve Our Lives

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Innovations are part of a larger movement toward a culture of health, a day when ideal cardiovascular health is the norm. Yet the real answer is people -- helping them live longer and better. Life is why."

Why Corporate Skunk Works Need to Die

Steve Blank | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

In the 20th century corporate skunk works® were used to develop disruptive innovation separate from the rest of the company. They were the hallmark ...

Trust and Whitewater Learning: Let's Not Leave Our Kids on the Riverside

Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D.

The term Whitewater Learning, coined by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown, aptly captures the learning environment urgently needed to engage the natural curiosity of our youth.

10 Imperatives to Sustain Innovation -- All in One Place

Robert F. Brands | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business
Robert F. Brands

"In the 17th century, Innovators didn't get accolades. They got their ears cut off." - Emma Green The competitive marketplace of the 21st century has...

The Most Important Lesson Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Steve Jobs

Bernadette Jiwa | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Bernadette Jiwa

Jobs' real genius was that he had learned how to see and he operated with an understanding of and empathy for the people who would become future users of Apple products -- devices like the iPad that would 'make our heart sing.'

When I Realized That I Was an Intrapreneur (No It's NOT a Typo)

Chitra Anand | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Chitra Anand

An intraprenueur is someone who takes an entrepreneurial approach from within a large organization. Someone who challenges conventional thinking to drive innovation, creative thinking and new ways of approaching business.

3 Commitments Innovative Educators Will Make This Year

Courtney O'Connell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Education
Courtney O'Connell

The commitments we make to ourselves and our students say a lot about the type of educator we hope to be. Here is an inside look into three of the (many) commitments that our innovative educators will be making for the upcoming year.

Keith Richards, Firestones and the Persevering Artist (How Sensitive Creators Can Best Bring Their Work Into the World)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Arts
Peter Himmelman

But to be successful at making art, you need an extra measure of sensitivity. Beyond the technical skills, like the ability to play the piano or draw, the artist's superpower is the capacity to feel acutely.

The Daily Innovator: Disruptive or Sustaining? Does It Matter?

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

Sometimes what looks at first like a game-changer is seen in retrospect as a sustaining innovation instead. And that's no failure.

The Internet Is Not a Water Pipe

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

Theses technologies emerge through experimentation and investment and the desire to fill a need in the marketplace. That's the kind of disruptive innovation that the internet needs. It is what took us from dial up to DSL to fiber and to LTE wireless.