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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 [...]

Will Toyota Turn This Into An Opportunity?

Toyota is such an impressive company that they might actually be able to take advantage of their current problems. While definitely not in a desirable position, they may yet surprise us – for risks also present opportunities. 

One obvious opportunity lies in their contact with all of the car owners whose cars need to be repaired. The recall process [...]

What Can Toyota Turn Their Lemons Into?

What opportunities do Toyota’s current situation present?

Spectacular failures seldom come completely by surprise. They usually happen because someone does something they know they shouldn’t.

Never build a new product at a new plant using new people sounds like a very sensible rule and it should surprise no one that it is a rule Toyota wrote – before breaking. Toyota’s [...]