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Disruptive Innovation

Innovation and Disruptive Necessity

Robert F. Brands | Posted 11.19.2014 | 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 11.18.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.13.2014 | 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 10.24.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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.

WATCH: Looking Into The Future Of Disruption

Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 12:45 - 2:00pm MDT (2:45 - 4:00pm EST). The Aspen Action Forum concludes with a conversation about the future of disruptive leadershi...

Dropping the Needle: Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 09.21.2014 | Education
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

Is this an era of disruption? There can be little doubt that the constant barrage of infotainment influences how we perceive personal and societal circumstances. Do we have time to reflect on what we are learning from our families, our colleagues, our students and our research?

Books That Benefit From Amazon's Latest Disruptive Innovation

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Books
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

As a published author and book lover, I am decidedly ambivalent about Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited project. Advertised as the Netflix of books, it ...

A Defining Moment for Online Learning

Buck Goldstein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Buck Goldstein

market forces and consumer behavior take longer to impact academia than other institutions. Academic tradition, arcane processes and the drive to consensus are all hard to overcome. That's why Rick Levin's decision to join Coursera is so important.

The Global Search for Education: What Is the Future of Education?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.02.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Technology is the hope for many low-income students who cannot afford the more selective institutions. It's one answer to getting costs under contro...

Disruptive Technology Merits Disruptive PR

John P. David | Posted 08.31.2014 | Media
John P. David

One of the big stories of the summer is the rise of ridesharing services. You may have heard of the major players (companies Uber and Lyft) or seen ...

MAG: The Most Influential Business Book In America Is Full Of It

The New Yorker | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business

“The Innovator’s Dilemma” consists of a set of handpicked case studies, beginning with the disk-drive industry, which was the subject of Christe...

Design: Matching Innovation Types to Organizational Capabilities

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Corporations and governments proclaim that design and innovation, are the twin engines for future progress, especially within the Creative Economy. ...

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups. Lately the pressure of continuous disruption has forced them to step up...

Innovation Has a Branding Issue in Education

Courtney O'Connell | Posted 06.21.2014 | Education
Courtney O'Connell

Because we have made such a big deal out of the end result, the perception about innovation is that we need some creativity superpower to be a change agent.

Will Online Learning Replace the Classroom?

Avi Yashchin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Education
Avi Yashchin

Could a failure to integrate learning technology prove detrimental to an educational institution's long term sustainability?

Entrepreneurship Through the Western Looking Glass

Penina Rybak | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

I've realized that this is one of the most profound examples of the importance of the proverbial traveler's journey.

The Power of Disruptive Innovation

Rina Onur | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Rina Onur

Even if we fail in games," we said, "You'll have learned skills that will enable you to succeed in something else."