Disruptive innovation has the potential to change our world for the better, but it can also have negative consequences for certain individuals and industries who cannot adapt to the changes. In order to leverage how disruptive innovation work, we must first understand what it is and how it works. Wh
A big part of my business is being aware of, and responding to, the life cycles of my industry and my customers. Some of these are easy to see; you only need a cursory understanding of the effect of OPEC on gas prices in the early ’70s to understand why cars became more fuel efficient […]
“Weak signals” are the equivalent of a canary in a coal mine. They are the unspoken needs and wants of your customers, and they are also the arrows pointing to what your customers are going to need and want in the future, even if they themselves don’t know it yet. If you pay attention to […]
When I saw this cartoon on my flight back from China last week, I couldn’t stop laughing. It reminded me how easy it is to be blind to the disruptions that are happening all around us. How is it that we can’t see the changes happening? Because it requires that we admit that we missed something […]
I recently gave a speech at the annual PDS Conference (Milwaukee, WI) on the topic of Enabling Innovation: A Strength In Any Economy. In the speech, I challenged the audience (CIOs, CTOs and other technology leaders) that every group within an organization needed to take ownership of the innovation
A few weeks back, I was in London for press interviews and customer meetings. The press interviews were with The Daily Telegraph, The Inquirer, Computing, Reuters and a podcast with The Guardian.