Morning Advantage: Disruptive Innovation Made Easy

Harvard Business Review

Incremental change doesn’t disrupt an industry; radical change does," they note. PwC's Health Research Institute projects medical costs will increase 7.5% for 2013, the fourth year in a row of relatively flat growth. PwC says four forces will continue to slow the rise in medical cost trend in 2013: 1. On Fast Company's website, Bruce Kasanoff and Michael Hinshaw offer a nifty little primer for prospective disruptors. Looking to take an unsuspecting industry by storm?

Morning Advantage: Disruptive Innovation Made Easy

Harvard Business Review

Incremental change doesn’t disrupt an industry; radical change does," they note. PwC's Health Research Institute projects medical costs will increase 7.5% for 2013, the fourth year in a row of relatively flat growth. PwC says four forces will continue to slow the rise in medical cost trend in 2013: 1. On Fast Company's website, Bruce Kasanoff and Michael Hinshaw offer a nifty little primer for prospective disruptors. Looking to take an unsuspecting industry by storm?

China Needs a New Generation of Dreamers (and New Dreams)

Harvard Business Review

China leads the world in population, and probably in sheer numbers of entrepreneurs as well, but does it lead the world in innovative dreams? Dreams power innovation, and innovation is key to all of our futures, but who’s dreaming on China’s behalf?

Nigeria's Big Gamble on One Indigenous Entrepreneur

Harvard Business Review

The promise of job creation — the refinery project is expected to employ 8,000 engineers and create jobs for 85,000 Nigerians — has excited many commentators. This is not the first time a multi-billion dollar refinery project has been announced in Nigeria.

Crowdfunding’s Big-Bang Moment

Harvard Business Review

The company’s website reported that Kickstarter has now funded over 50,000 projects , with pledges coming from over 5,000,000 individual backers. Since its founding in 2009, Kickstarter has helped fledgling projects raise nearly $1 billion in donations. Organizers determine a minimal level of funding they need to bring the project to fruition, and establish premiums associated with different levels of contribution. Disruptive innovation Finance Innovation

Revenge of the HourlyNerds

Harvard Business Review

Founded only last year by a team of current MBA students, HourlyNerd is a prime example of the disruption in consulting that my co-authors and I discuss in our new article , “Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption” in HBR. business schools and select international schools to bid on consulting projects that have been posted by prospective clients, mostly small business owners. that also incorporates former operating executives regularly in its project teams.

Nigeria’s Big Gamble on One Indigenous Entrepreneur

Harvard Business Review

The promise of job creation — the refinery project is expected to employ 8,000 engineers and create jobs for 85,000 Nigerians — has excited many commentators. This is not the first time a multi-billion dollar refinery project has been announced in Nigeria. Disruptive innovation Global business

Just How Valuable Is Google's "20% Time"?

Harvard Business Review

Reports of the death or deliquescence of Google''s "20% time," which allows employees to devote one day a week to side projects, may well be exaggerated. Keeping it productively innovative and innovatively productive is another. Google Innovation

How the Internet Saved Handmade Goods

Harvard Business Review

A recent article in The Economist , citing the work of Ryan Raffaelli at Harvard Business School, points to what it calls a “paradox” in the aftermath of disruptive innovation. In our HBR article “Big Bang Disruption ”, we describe the devastation of arcade pinball machines wrought in only a few years by Sony’s PlayStation home video console. Indeed, it’s part and parcel of the digital disruption remaking every aspect of the global economy. Disrupted technology goods.

IT on Steroids: The Benefits (and Risks) of Accelerating Technology

Harvard Business Review

When it comes to innovation in industries with strategically narrow windows of opportunities, speed is everything. This quickening pace — what academics and journalists have called innovation on steroids — is beginning to reach IT departments.

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Before You Innovate, Ask the Right Questions

Harvard Business Review

Innovation is a particularly sticky problem because it so often remains undefined. We treat it as a monolith, as if every innovation is the same, which is why so many expensive programs end up going nowhere. Sustaining Innovation: Every technology needs to get better.

Universities Are Missing Out on an Explosive Growth Sector: Their Own

Harvard Business Review

Education is on the brink of rapid change that will create a lot of value for innovators. One representative example: April’s Education Innovation Summit , where more than 2,000 people energetically discussed how technology and markets are charting the future of education globally. At the Education Innovation Summit the only university endowment in attendance was the University of Texas‘s UTIMCO. Disruptive innovation Education Information & technology

In Big Companies, Lean Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle

Harvard Business Review

He was not your standard internet entrepreneur — the student presenting was pitching a project to increase sub-Saharan farm income, by helping farmers shift from traditional crops to rubber trees. Develop a shared innovation philosophy. Entrepreneurship Execution Innovation

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Marshall Goldsmith 15 Coaches Winners + Much More!

Marshall Goldsmith

I called the project 15 Coaches. Given the overwhelmingly positive response I have received for this project, I have decided to expand the program from 15 to 100 coaches! The project is now called 100 Coaches and I am currently working on the selection of the next 75 coaches!

C'mon, IT Leaders. Take a Chance!

Harvard Business Review

As a result, in recent years, innovative ideas have been stifled and entire industries have fallen into the death spiral of cost/price cutting commoditization. Risk is a necessary feature of innovation. Many new projects get hung up on the chance of failure.

Five Ways to Innovate Faster

Harvard Business Review

One of the most common complaints senior executives have about disruptive innovation is its seemingly snail-like pace. How is it, they wonder, that it takes us forever to pursue ideas that promise to create new markets when the world seems to be innovating at a dizzying pace?

Entrepreneurs Get Better with Age

Harvard Business Review

Philanthropy project, teaching Chinese billionaires how to extend their circle of caring beyond family. Think about it — disruptive innovation is about playing where no one wants to play (low-end), or has thought of playing (new market).

The Graduation Advice We Wish We'd Been Given

Harvard Business Review

In a world of layoffs, outsourcing, and industry disruption, the only "career insurance" you can get is through figuring out the answer to one particular question: how can you make yourself truly valuable professionally?

To Make Virtual Teams Succeed, Pick the Right Players

Harvard Business Review

Setting up small, high-performing virtual teams has enormous potential for companies to increase sales, penetrate new markets, improve business processes and come up with the next generation of disruptive innovations. This sets up an automatic disincentive to collaborate and has the potential to derail important and innovative virtual team initiatives. They have to express themselves well and update project documents quickly and consistently.

Set Your Innovation Teams on the Right Path

Harvard Business Review

One of the most critical challenges facing growth-seeking executives in large companies is deciding what constraints they should be placing on their organizations’ innovation efforts. On the other hand, incorrectly constrained innovation efforts carry well-documented risks. Companies that set the wrong boundaries leave themselves vulnerable to disruptive, game-changing start-ups. What kinds of constraints spur innovation and which ones kill it?

Prepare for the New Permanent Temp

Harvard Business Review

Workflows and innovation initiatives have been artfully reorganized around "projects" to facilitate faster, cheaper and easier contingent participation. It''s not that troubled economies and disruptive innovations inherently shed more jobs than they create; it''s that ongoing global restructuring of markets makes temporary and/or part-time employment more attractive for more organizations.

How SAP Labs India Became An Innovation Dynamo

Harvard Business Review

This belief led Ferose to overhaul SAP Labs India's hierarchical, 'top-heavy' corporate culture, allowing bottom-up creativity and innovation to blossom. He believed that the most disruptive innovations don't occur inside a single domain, but at the intersection of multiple diverse domains (such as the arts and the sciences). Most of these projects were initiated and executed within one week by utilizing existing resources — thus requiring limited additional budget.

0511 | Larry Downes: Full Transcript

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You are also the author of a ton of different stuff around this idea of disruption, the most recent one being- I’m making sure I get this title right. The most recent being Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation. Talk about some of the ideas that kind of led you both to wanting to write this book, and then we’ll get into what this term big bang disruption means. You call it this big bang disruption.

How Samsung Gets Innovations to Market

Harvard Business Review

A case study we just published on Samsung’s European innovation team offers some helpful insights. It details how in 2010, Samsung set up a small consumer-focused innovation team in London, headed by Luke Mansfield. Rather, it is to position themselves to create disruptive innovation.