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What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

Where Disruptive Innovation Came From

After a long and successful run, the theory of disruptive innovation has come under attack of late. Last year, <i>The New Yorker</i> published a piece by Jill Lepore, a history professor at Harvard, attacking the whole idea as overblown and based on shoddy scholarship. In a recent <i>Sloan Management Review</i> …

Change Management Meets Social Media

While change is often in the best long-term interest of a company, it can wreak havoc on an organization’s people in the near term. Periods of change on a grand scale – crises, mergers and acquisitions, mass layoffs – can especially erode employee engagement, loyalty, and trust. In most cases, the …

VC funding this year has already eclipsed the mega-numbers of 2014

If the way that you imagine worldwide venture capital funding is basically piles of money raining from the air, you might not be too far off. The quarterly Venture Pulse Report [PDF] from CB Insights and KPMG shows that 2015 has already surpassed the global cash volume of venture rounds of all of …

Taxis, Cabcharge regroup after ACCC knocks back anti-Uber app

by Shaun Drummond and Jessica Sier<p>The taxi industry will modify ihail, its answer to Uber, after the competition watchdog said it plans to block the …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

FoxType wants to help you write more polite emails

The trouble with communicating via text, whether it’s an SMS, IM or email, is that the tone of your message may not always come through as you expect. It’s especially difficult when you’re conversing with a business associate or someone you’ve never met before.<p>FoxType tries to help you write more …

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Tesla drivers are about to get a big tech upgrade

1/<p>The car's new autopilot features include a highway autosteer feature as well as a self-parking function for parallel parking.<p>YouTube/Tesla<p>2/<p>But the …

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