Disruption & business models

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The Art of Embracing Commoditization

China’s economic slowdown has led to overcapacity in many sectors and a significant fall in the prices of many commodities. Although many businesses …

The Hard Truth About Business Model Innovation

Surveying the landscape of recent attempts at business model innovation, one could be forgiven for believing that success is essentially random. For …

MIT

Ron Shevlin on the future of people in banking

Zack Miller throws questions, words and concepts at Ron Shevlin at the recent Tradestreaming Money Conference in New York.Ron Shevlin on the future …

Banking

Secrets of the Activist Manager

Illustration by Robert Neubecker<p><i>A version of this article appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of</i> strategy+business.<p>In theory, management and …

Most Innovative Companies 2015

The Most Innovative Companies 2015: Four Factors That Differentiate Leaders<p>For the tenth time since 2005, BCG has probed the priorities of global …

Is Keck’s Law Coming to an End?

<b>Since 1980,</b> the number of bits per second that can be sent down an optical fiber has increased some 10 millionfold. That’s remarkable even by the …

By 2020, more people will own a phone than have electricity

The proliferation of mobile phones will continue as mobile data traffic jumps tenfold over the next four years, according to a study by Cisco.<p>The mobile phone is conquering the world.<p>Everywhere you turn, someone's glued to the screen of a phone, e-mailing, posting status updates or playing a mobile …

Internet of Things

Assessment: Is Your Company About to Fail?

Businesses are dying faster than ever: As we report in our HBR article “The Biology of Corporate Survival,” a recent BCG study shows that one in three firms will be delisted in the next five years for reasons such as bankruptcy, liquidation, and M&A. That mortality rate is six times as high as the …

Harvard Business Review

How Big Data Is Changing Disruptive Innovation

Much fanfare has been paid to the term “disruptive innovation” over the past few years. Professor Clayton M. Christensen has even re-entered the fold clarifying what he means when he uses the term. Despite the many differences in application, most people agree on the following. Disruptive …

Innovation

Innovate or stall-out? Over the past 15 years, 2/3 of large companies stalled out in some fashion (Bain).

Corporations Weren’t Designed to Run on Code

Plants grow, people grow, even whole forests, jungles, and coral reefs grow — but eventually, they stop. This doesn’t mean they’re dead. They’ve simply reached a level of maturity where health is not about getting bigger, but about sustaining vitality. There may be a turnover of cells, organisms, …

Organizational models: A network of teams

Explore<p>Create and download a custom PDF<p>Watch the related video<p>Explore the related infographic<p>Fast-moving global markets and digital disruption have …

Design thinking for employee experience management

Explore<p>Create and download a custom PDF<p>Watch the related video<p>Explore the related infographic<p>Employees are overwhelmed with technology, applications, …

Making collaboration across functions a reality

Fast-changing global markets put a premium on simplifying processes radically and breaking through silos.<p><b>Companies have long struggled</b> to break down …

Managers hail intelligent machines but have doubts about their own skills - Talent & Organization Blog for Financial Services

Most managers believe intelligent machines will make them more effective and make their work more interesting. However, many of them are uncertain …

The future of business is good jobs as a service

There is a common misunderstanding about the coming automated economy that may destroy us all.<p>Most people in business and finance (and most people, frankly) think that the new economy (of artificial intelligence and autonomous machines) is like the old economy: satisfying customers’ needs for …

Basic Income

Products to Platforms: Making the Leap

For years, Microsoft’s Outlook has been losing ground to Google’s Gmail and to the e-mail apps integrated into iPhones and other mobile devices. But now the company is trying to inject new life into Outlook, attempting to transform it from a simple e-mail product into a platform that connects users …

Harvard Business Review

Tech Trends 2016: An Overview

<i>For the seventh year in a row, Deloitte Consulting LLP identifies and examines a set of technology trends that are likely to influence enterprise IT in the not-too-distant future.</i><p>In a business climate driven by powerful digital forces, disruption, and rapid-fire innovation, <i>every</i> company is now a …

Innovation

The Lost Engines of Growth

All leaders constantly must address the growth paradox: Growth creates complexity, and complexity kills growth. In these blogs, we have talked a lot …

How scientific culture discourages new ideas

Recent studies highlight why policy changes are needed to make science more receptive to novelty, our columnist writes

Research

Smart Design for Performance: A New Approach to Organization Design

In a time of economic turbulence, disruptive technology, globalization, and unprecedentedly fierce competition, the priority concern for many …

Management

Culture Is Not the Culprit

When organizations get into big trouble, fixing the culture is usually the prescription. That’s what most everyone said General Motors needed to do after its recall crisis in 2014—and ever since, CEO Mary Barra has been focusing on creating “the right environment” to promote accountability and head …

Management

Revisiting the Hollowing Out of Global R&D Trends

Two years ago, I was the opening keynote speaker for the <b>14th Annual</b> <b>Portfolio Management for New Products & Services Conference</b> in Fort Lauderdale, an …

Global Power Shift

Fundamental changes -- driven by international currencies, the state-owned enterprise model, and rapid technological evolution -- are affecting the …

Enterprise

#GartnerBI predict 32/100: By 2018 machine-generated dynamic #metadata will help discover 50% of new #digital biz revenue streams. #ECM

IoT 2.0: Rewiring To Create Live, Digital Businesses

When the phrase “Internet of Things” was coined, probably in 1999 by Kevin Ashton of the Auto-ID Center, it was mainly about RFID technology and the …

Internet of Things

Network Revolution: Creating Value Through Platforms, People and Technology

Companies whose business models involve leveraging networks – such as Uber and Airbnb -- generate more value than traditional firms. The lessons to …

Innovation

Mobile Revolution Will Kill Siloed Apps, Forrester Says

Forrester anticipates a future in which mobile apps give way to experiences that draw from multiple services to address consumer needs. Here's what …

Business Technology

New IDC Study: When Will IoT Be Mainstream in Your Industry?

According to a new IDC study, Internet of Things (IoT) will already become a common aspect of the discrete manufacturing industry in 2016.<p>For Oliver …