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Disruptive innovation

Disruptive innovation
Sustaining innovations are typically innovations in technology, whereas disruptive innovations cause changes to markets. For example, the automobile was a revolutionary technological innovation, but it was not a disruptive innovation, because early automobiles were expensive luxury items that did not disrupt the market for horse-drawn vehicles. The market for transportation essentially remained intact until the debut of the lower priced Ford Model T in 1908. The mass-produced automobile was a disruptive innovation, because it changed the transportation market. The automobile, by itself, was not. The current theoretical understanding of disruptive innovation is different from what might be expected by default, an idea that Clayton M. The work of Christensen and others during the 2000s has addressed the question of what firms can do to avoid displacement brought on by technological disruption. History and usage of the term[edit] The term disruptive technologies was coined by Clayton M.

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Sociotechnical system Sociotechnical systems (STS) in organizational development is an approach to complex organizational work design that recognizes the interaction between people and technology in workplaces. The term also refers to the interaction between society's complex infrastructures and human behaviour. In this sense, society itself, and most of its substructures, are complex sociotechnical systems. People, Planet, Profit: How Triple-Bottom-Line Businesses Lead the Way Toward Sustainable Economies The business model that puts profit ahead of everything—that in fact looks at profit as the only thing—has created extensive human and environmental misery in the world. Worldwatch Institute‘s new book, State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability, takes a look at how some entrepreneurs and business people are starting to reassess this model to become “triple-bottom-line” companies—ones that function more holistically to consider “people/planet/profit” in their impact of their practices. It calls this “a small revolution.” “Put simply, the conventional economic model—amoral capitalism—and the willingness of so many investors and consumers to tolerate it are two of the most challenging threats to preserving a livable human future,” writes Colleen Cordes, a public policy consultant and director of outreach and development for The Nature Institute, who authored the chapter The Rise of Triple-Bottom-Line Businesses.

A rodmap to disruption I discussed Uberization at length in a recent article. But this is just a model of disruption, among many others. To be complete, I should at least also speak about teslaization which I believe to be more dangerous for many companies, and their relation to by-the-book disruption. These are the three states of disruption that will shape the future of your company, whether you’ll be a disruptor, or a disruptee. This quick and dirty roadmap to disruption is not intended to give with a full-fledged mapping of all disruption categories. Uberization and teslaization are interesting in the way they are polarizing risk taken by the disruptors. Pari passu Pari passu is a Latin phrase that literally means "with an equal step" or "on equal footing." It is sometimes translated as "ranking equally",[1] "hand-in-hand," "with equal force," or "moving together,"[citation needed] and by extension, "fairly," "without partiality." Description[edit] passu is the ablative of the Latin noun passus, "step"pari is the ablative singular masculine (since it must grammatically agree with passu) of the adjective par, "equal". If it were nominative, "an equal step" it would be par passus.

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Resource Based Economy Global problems faced by mankind today are impacting individuals and nations rapidly. Climate change, famine, war, epidemics of deadly diseases and environmental pollution contribute to the long list of global challenges we, as humans, need to promptly address before an eventual catastrophe swiftly becomes inevitable. Regardless of political philosophy, religious beliefs, or social customs, all socio-economic systems ultimately depend upon natural resources, such as clean air and water, arable land, and the necessary technology and personnel to maintain a high standard of living. The Founder's Library Welcome. This collection of articles is hand-picked to provide actionable advice, useful insight, or practical tools and techniques for startup founders. If you are a founder, or you want to become one, this collection is for you. It contains the kind of advice that I wish I'd had when I got started with startups, years ago.

Content Marketing History [Infographic] Those of you whose marketing careers started in the 1990s know all the about rise and fall of the Internet bubble and its impact on the industry. Sites like, and ruled the web and gained substantial profits before the bubble’s collapse on March 10, 2000. The majority of these organizations became extinct, though a few got bought out by Yahoo!, like GeoCities and Nicholas Confessore Nicholas Confessore is a political correspondent on the National Desk of The New York Times.[1] Early life[edit] Confessore grew up in New York City and attended Hunter College High School.

Iceland Forgives Entire Population Its Debt and Jails 29 Bankers. Iceland’s economy was among those hit hardest by the 2008 financial crash, leading to unusually strict treatment of the bankers responsible While the world economy struggles to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, most of the bankers who caused the collapse are still collecting massive salaries and have faced few, if any, consequences. Except in Iceland. In one of the countries hit hardest by the collapse, 29 bankers have now been sentenced to prison for their roles in the crash. According to, Stefan Simanowitz, writing for The Huffington Post on Jan. 5, “Just before Christmas, the former CEO of Iceland’s Glitnir bank and two other senior bankers were sentenced to jail terms of up to five years for market manipulation and breach of fiduciary duties.” Simanowitz questioned why the United States and the United Kingdom, for example, have been far more lenient on their banks.

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How to Reach Influential Bloggers The web is all about connections. Like it or not, who you know is an important part of increasing your influence and presence online. Some people assume you can succeed online simply by offering a great product or great content; but too many online businesses fail because they’re believing this myth and operating in a virtual bubble. Regardless of whether you’re an online publisher, a service provider or a product-based business, connecting with bloggers should be a significant component of your online marketing strategy.

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