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Disruptive Technology

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 ...

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."

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.

The Ultimate 3D Printer

Ben Uyeda | Posted 09.06.2013 | Technology
Ben Uyeda

3D printing, while definitely impressive, is only one of many new manufacturing technologies. We can't expect machines to fix problems that our society hasn't. Even if 3D printers were flawless and cheap they would only print what we tell them to.

How the Automotive Industry Will Be Disrupted

John Warner | Posted 10.05.2013 | Technology
John Warner

Imagine your car connects automatically with the next stop light so that the light is green when you go through the intersection. Not idling unnecessarily at the intersection conserves fuel, puts less carbon in the air, and saves you time.

Data Is The New Astrology

Maude Standish | Posted 06.25.2013 | Technology
Maude Standish

With wearable technology, data will become the new astrology. We will use it to divine our personal futures and deconstruct our present. It will alter the "human ideal" and change the meaning of what we think of as "success."

Uber's Fare Playing Field

Steve Roberson | Posted 02.18.2013 | Small Business
Steve Roberson

Licensing to insure safety and accountability makes sense. It's reasonable to expect the equipment is safe and well maintained and businesses are accountable. But when it comes to the taxicab sector, what we have in many cities is an industry micro-managed by local government.

Disruptive Innovation and Social Enterprise

Thane Kreiner | Posted 08.25.2012 | Impact
Thane Kreiner

An ophthalmologist from a small rural village, Dr. V set out to bring the same efficient, high-volume approach to eye care in India that McDonald's had achieved in selling hamburgers and fries. His success is legend.

Disrupting the Dinosaurs

Jon Stein | Posted 05.17.2012 | Business
Jon Stein

How do you mix the agile nature of a start-up with the slow rhythm of a regulated industry? If you want to disrupt the dinosaurs, you have to be creative -- and patient.

Democracy and Smart Mobs

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Nathan Gardels

In our age, the advent of social networks and the transparency of shared networks challenge all hierarchies from monopoly of the mainstream media to professional knowledge protected by credentials, such as doctors, to dictators protected by force.

Feminism and the Powers of Destruction and Creation

Tanene Allison | Posted 02.08.2012 | Women
Tanene Allison

It is not oppositional for a woman to be strong and fierce and to attack what is bad and to also be a creative force of beauty and new realities.

Networking for Innovation

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 10.15.2011 | Technology
Gary Liberson, PhD

Can innovation be learned? YES, but only for those with the right personality.

The Curse of the Innovator

Brett King | Posted 06.14.2011 | Technology
Brett King

Companies need innovators to survive, but they need to be powerful enough in the org chart that they're empowered to steer a new course.

The Two-Pronged Approach To Innovation Your Company Needs

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Inder Sidhu

Cross-posted from Leadership As companies begin to emerge from the Great Recession, organizations that spent the economic downturn innovat...

Profiles in Doing Both: How Dyson Blew Away the Vacuum Market

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

Prior to 2002, the total size of the vacuum cleaner market in the U.S. was around $4 billion. In many ways, the vacuum cleaning market was stagnant -- ideal for Dyson to shake up with his remarkable cyclonic wind technology.

A Sunrise Industry: Life Sciences and the Genomics Wave

Fred Hassan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Fred Hassan

Life sciences will be our country's most important sunrise industry over the next several decades. Because of this sunrise, tens of millions of baby boomers can expect to live longer and live better.

What Makes a Billion Dollar Idea?

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Juliette Powell

What's the difference between a Million Dollar Idea and a Billion Dollar Idea? SCALABILITY: "If the design fails when the quantity increases then it d...

Digital Textbooks, Real Gains for Education

Lisa Petrides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Petrides

Governor Schwarzenegger has a plan to make California the first state in the nation to provide its schools with free digital textbooks.