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Beyond Christensen: new models of industry disruption

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: iStock<p>Most are familiar with the kind of disruption Clayton Christensen first described in his classic, <i>The Innovator’s</i> …

Leveraging New Ventures for Innovation

As pointed out in a recent post, teaming up with startups provides an opportunity for established firms to drive innovation without risking major …

Innovation

How Far Can Amazon Go?

Although he started selling books, he called the firm Amazon because a giant river reflected the scale of his ambitions.<p>This week the world's leading e-commerce company unveiled its first smartphone, which Amazon treats less as a communication device than an ingenious shopping platform and a way of …

Selfies

Perspectives from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

EIU Perspectives<p>As the world population grows, what are some of the ways in which countries are ensuring #foodsustainability? Our r… …

The New York Times innovation report is great, but it left out one very important thing

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Getty Images / Mario Tama<p>A shockwave hit the media industry in May, when an internal “innovation report” prepared for</i> …

How To Measure Innovation (To Get Real Results)

Metrics are a combination of art and science. The trick is to inspire action around the goals you set.<p>There’s an elephant in the room when it comes to “innovation.” And it’s an ironic elephant given that we’re all so hooked on data analytics, a/b testing, and getting metrics for anything and …

Innovation

How to Be Lucky

As creatives, we’ve fallen victim to the tyranny of the planners. Those who think an organized to-do list is bliss or that we need to have a …

The DO Lectures by Gavin Strange on Exposure

<b>Footnotes:</b> The DO Lectures was hands down the most incredible, inspiring and refreshing thing I've ever had the honour of being involved in.

Innovation by fiat

IN A suburban office on the road to Luxembourg airport, a small group of civil servants is busy picking the next generation of European venture …

Venture Capital

Health Care Becomes Entrepreneurial (Finally)

All of us know that you have to be a little crazy to be an entrepreneur. Launching, let alone sustaining, a new enterprise can be challenging along almost every dimension − mentally, emotionally, and often financially. Historically, this reality has been even more sobering in the health care …

Why I'm paying someone else to build my website

Let’s get some stuff out of the way first<p>The first HTML that I wrote was in 1994.<p>The first ASP that I wrote was in 1996.<p>I wrote a lot of ColdFusion …

The Real Class Divide

Economic Inequality is the big news story these days. Whether we’re talking about Occupy Wall Street, the Google Bus protests, the high rents in New …

When In Doubt, Build It Yourself (And Open Source The Code)

By John Paul Titlow3 minute Read<p>It’s easy to take the basic functionality of a social network for granted, but even something as simple as an …

Software Development

A Data Science Approach to Organizational Health

<i>Beyond Performance</i> is about a decades-long study of <i>Organizational Health</i> conducted by McKinsey’s Organization Practice group. Keller and Price define …

Cells, Pods, and Squads: The Future of Organizations is Small

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>Think small and you will achieve big things. That’s the Yoda-esque, counterintuitive philosophy that nets Finnish game company Supercell revenues of <b></b>millions of dollars <i>a day</i>.<p>So really, <b>how do you build a billion-dollar business by thinking small?</b><p>One …

Are we measuring what really matters?

Today, it is the non-financial performance, made up of mostly the intangibles within organizations, that is accounting for upwards of 80% of present …

Are You Reading This?

<b>How many books do you read a year?</b><p>It's an unfair question, because if you are reading this blog post, you are already amongst the reading elite. I …

David Lynch on Where Ideas Come From and the Fragmentary Nature of Creativity

As soon as we ask what creativity is, we invariably ponder the essential question of where good ideas come from and how we can coax them into manifesting. In 1926, Graham Wallace proposed a pioneering model for the four stages of the creative process, which was adapted into a five-step “technique …

The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively: Jeff Bezos’ 2 Pizza Rule

Bigger doesn’t mean better when it comes to work. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon famously coined this with the 2 Pizza rule:<p>One former executive …

Management

The Meaning of Life

Let’s just figure out the meaning of life, once and for all, in under 20 minutes, OK?This is a 19-minute talk I’ve given at four conferences in …

Self-improvement

The Problem Isn't The Robots, It's Us

Richard Feynman was a legend in scientific circles. One of the preeminent physicists of the 20th century—even other top minds considered him a …

End of Moore's Law: It's not just about physics

A DARPA director argues that the end of the Moore's Law -- which is essentially why you now have a tablet in your hand -- could come about because of insurmountable economic challenges.<p>The end of Moore's Law may ultimately be as much about economics as physics, says a DARPA director.<p>"My thesis here …

Moore's Law