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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, including Intel, Southern New Hampshire University, and Unfortunately, disruption theory is in danger of becoming a victim of its own success. Despite broad dissemination, the theory’s core concepts have been widely misunderstood and its basic tenets frequently misapplied.

Furthermore, essential refinements in the theory over the past 20 years appear to have been overshadowed by the popularity of the initial formulation. There’s another troubling concern: In our experience, too many people who speak of “disruption” have not read a serious book or article on the subject. This article is part of an effort to capture the state of the art. Is Uber a Disruptive Innovation? 1. 2. 3. 4. 12 Excel Formulas, Features & Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know. Ever find yourself elbows deep in an Excel worksheet with seemingly no end in sight? You're manually replicating columns and scribbling down long-form math on a scrap of paper, all while thinking to yourself, "There has to be a better way to do this.

" Truth be told, there probably is ... you just don't know it yet. Excel can be tricky that way. On one hand, it's an exceptionally powerful tool for reporting and analyzing marketing data. On the other hand, without the proper training, it's easy to feel like it's working against you. To help you use Excel more effectively (and save a ton of time), we've compiled a list of essential functions, keyboard shortcuts, and other small tricks you should know. Download nine of our most popular Excel templates here. 1) Quickly select rows, columns, or the whole spreadsheet.

Crunched for time? No problem. Just want to select everything in a particular column of row? Mac Select Column = Command + Shift + Down/Up Select Row = Command + Shift + Right/Left. Content Inc. Content Inc. 25-killer-sites-for-free-online-business-courses. What would you do with an MBA from Harvard or a certification in internet marketing? As tuition costs rise and it becomes increasingly difficult for high school graduates to attend 4 year colleges and universities, talented and skilled graduates are looking for alternatives to earning a bachelors degree.

With the rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and ecommerce websites, education is becoming more accessible and affordable for those looking for an alternate path. Ready for the cherry on top? You can take top courses from universities like Harvard and Yale and you don’t have to pay a penny. Here are 25 Killer Sites For Free Online Business Courses: 1) High-Impact Business Writing What’s in it for you?

“Effective writing is a powerful tool in the business environment. Course Duration: 4 weeks, Class begins on April 6, 2015 Provider: Coursera Link to course: High-Impact Business Writing 2) Design Thinking for Business Innovation Course Duration: 4 weeks, Class begins on Feb. 15, 2015. Printed Smashing Books For Web Designers and Developers. We care about quality content and work hard to support and spread best practices, innovative techniques and forward-thinking ideas. Our printed Smashing Books are crafted to deliver in-depth knowledge and expertise shared by experts and practitioners from the industry.

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Smashing Book #5: Real-Life Responsive Web Design. How to Prepare for an Employee Performance Review. Susan Steinbrecher, CEO and President of Steinbrecher And Associates, contributed this article to BusinessNewsDaily's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The day you start working for a company or organization is the day you should start preparing for your performance review. Begin by making notes in a journal or file that documents all of your successes, results, positive feedback — and setbacks. Many people overlook this important step of performance review preparation. Reviews are generally conducted annually or bi-annually, so a lengthy period of time is covered and more often than not, even the best bosses may fail to recall activities that happened in the past and tend to focus more so on recent happenings.

Capture emails, positive feedback, dates, times, incidents and explanations — the more details the better. If you haven't made any notes, refresh your memory and review your past year prior to your evaluation. Be fully armed for whatever might come your way. Home - ADMA - Association for Data-driven Marketing & Advertising. Microsoft Project 2013 Training - Critical Paths.