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Who Is Going To Turn Your Business Upside Down?

Tomorrow’s competition may not be who you think

Surprises are hard to predict. This may seem obvious, but what children understand, adults often refuse to believe. Disruptive innovations show a pattern of surprising us when they should not. This is silly, but silly or not, established firms miss the pattern over and over.

The competitors we fear usually [...]

No One Is Going to Steal Your Great Big Idea

 

Your ground-breaking innovation is more likely to be ignored than copied

Some risks are smaller than they seem – and having someone run off with your revolutionary innovation is one of them. Small improvements and changes are usually copied quickly, but the disruptive changes are not, even if you think they should be. Simply put, your blinding flash of [...]

Innovation Risk and The Road Not Taken

Innovation is not easy. If it were, everyone would be doing it.

The business school researchers tell us that established firms are good at the constant, incremental innovation necessary to stay on top of their fields. New firms are famously better at the disruptive innovation typical of new technologies. The risks of not managing disruptive innovations seem [...]