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Disruptive Innovation

Books That Benefit From Amazon's Latest Disruptive Innovation

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 07.04.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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."

The Coming of the Second Machine Age

Bill Teuber | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Bill Teuber

If the first machine age was about the automation of manual labor and horsepower, the second machine age is about the automation of knowledge work.

Disruptive Technology: Building Trust and Driving Change

Luis Álvarez | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Luis Álvarez

We are not going to give up consumerism overnight. But there are signs that people now put a moral perspective on what they buy.

"Cleaning House" For Startup Entrepreneurship: Outdated Mindsets To Toss in 2014

Penina Rybak | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

It's time to clean house within ourselves and toss out outdated, stagnant thinking.

Chronic Care Patients Are Dying for Change

Bruce Ettinger | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Ettinger

America has a hotshot, high tech system that can deliver world class, life saving technologies for surgeries, emergencies and other medical crises. Bu...

The Best Disruptive Writing of 2013

Leah Binder | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

Almost everyone agrees that the best strategy for improving Americans' health would be to prevent people from needing health care in the first place. But as these writers demonstrated in their powerful arguments, beware the easy answers.

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught? An Ode to Thanksgiving

Penina Rybak | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

As both an educator and entrepreneur, I believe in both the collective intelligence and creativity of women to pioneer innovation and change. I believe in the inherent goodness of humanity and in the power of gratitude as a profound change agent for the greater good.

Why Innovating in "Older" Industries Will Be Harder

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Eric Quon-Lee

The successes that the world has seen with the increasing growth of Internet-related industries have been in no small part due to the greenfield approach that they were able to exploit.

The Global Search For Education: Got Tech? United States

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

In the future, will students still attend "schools" or will they be called "blended learning schools" that combine brick-and-mortar buildings with online learning?

From Concepts to Companies: Creating High Growth and Wealth

John Warner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Technology
John Warner

Investors too often ask startup entrepreneurs what revenue will be in five years. Investors need to let the entrepreneurs know what they would like for revenue to be so entrepreneurs can plug that into their spreadsheets.

The Global Search For Education: Where is the next Kathryn Bigelow?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"The question is how to make your film become an essential part of new storytelling ecosystems that bring meaningful conversation, foster social enga...

How Naval Ravikant Risked It All To Pull The Veil Back on Venture Capital

Ondi Timoner | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Ondi Timoner

Most young startups with an innovative platform or disruptive idea face the same challenge on their path to success: Navigating the murky waters of S...

Degrees of Distinction: 12 Associate Degrees for Tomorrow's Jobs

Dr. Gary M. Green | Posted 11.25.2013 | College
Dr. Gary M. Green

If these technologies are creating economic value and the jobs of tomorrow, community colleges are preparing graduates for the opportunities these jobs represent.

A Future Where Everyone Is a Startup

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Our economy is going through a structural change and the job market will never be the same. The most valuable skills of the future will be those that can't be outsourced automated. Everyone should view themselves as entrepreneurs.

Digital Fire: Northwest Voices in the Arts, Books, and Business on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

We asked a few Northwest people in the arts and business communities what reinvention means to them.