Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The recent New Yorker article, - The Disruption Machine: What the gospel of innovation gets wrong , - by Harvard history professor Jill Lepore , has led to a flurry of opinions on disruptive innovation. The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.”

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Disruptive innovation was first introduced by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen in a 1995 Harvard Business Review (HBR) paper co-written with Joseph Bower. 20 years after its introduction, Christensen has revisited his original concept in What is Disruptive Innovation? ,

Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of Siegele’s decade-old article when recently learning about another, relatively new, IT innovation, - serverless computing , - a name that connotes the increasingly disembodied nature of computing. Cloud Computing Innovation Services Innovation Technology and Strategy

The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond innovations in existing sectors, the rapidly improving price/performance of GPTs have led over time to the creation of whole new applications and industries.

Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The commodity trap is the price-based competition throughout markets for standard goods and services, which puts pressure on wages and profit margins alike. Over time, these same disruptive innovations rejuvenated the economy, and led to the creation of new industries and jobs.

Organizational Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Almost seventy years ago, Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter popularized the term creative destruction to describe the process of transformation that accompanies disruptive innovation. In Schumpeter's vision of capitalism, innovative entry by entrepreneurs was the force that sustained long-term economic growth, even as it destroyed the value of established companies that enjoyed some degree of monopoly power.

The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge

John Hagel

As a growing number of commentators have warned, the pace of automation is accelerating, driven by exponential improvements in the price/performance of digital technology. Re-framing innovation. Many people have put their faith on innovation as a way to resolve the unemployment challenges that we face.  If we’re going to address the challenges ahead, we need to re-frame what we mean by innovation.

Innovation in Higher Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We need to look at higher education through the lens of disruptive innovation, argues a report published last February, - Disrupting College: How Disruptive Innovation Can Deliver Quality and Affordability to Postsecondary Education. Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen is one of the world's foremost experts in strategy and innovation. In his seminal book, The Innovator’s Dilemma , Professor Christensen articulated his theory of disruptive innovation.

The Impact of AI on R&D and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past couple of centuries, general-purpose technologies (GPTs) have been the key drivers of productivity and economic growth, - thanks to their rapid improvements in price and performance, pervasive applications, and ability to spur complementary innovations across a wide variety of industries. Beyond innovations in existing sectors, the rapidly improving price/performance of GPTs have led over time to the creation of whole new applications and industries.

The 7 roles of company directors in driving successful innovation

Ross Dawson

I have just finished running a two-day program in Phuket for the Malaysian Directors Academy on The Innovation Zone: Unleashing the Mindset. The piece is below, providing a high-level view on the role of company directors in driving innovation. Five domains of innovation.

The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The management of disruptive innovations is very different when looking at relatively simple or self-contained technologies, products or services versus highly complex platforms and infrastructures. A lot of the hype you often hear when new innovations come about is the result of people not properly understanding the different dynamics that apply to simple versus highly complex innovations. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.

Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves and Start Innovating in Education

Andy McAfee

Doing so is going to upset the status quo and threaten some incumbents (perhaps a lot of them), but these are small and necessary prices to pay for a smarter workforce, to say nothing of the more vibrant economy and healthier society that such a workforce will foster.

Insights into the levers of innovation in 40 major cities globally

Ross Dawson

The City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE), a joint venture of NESTA, Catapult, and Accenture, has just release a very interesting report on the drivers of innovation in major cities globally.

An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet became an incredible platform for innovation, enabling startups, large institutions, and everyone in between to quickly develop and bring to market many new digital products and services. Its reach and connectivity led to the creation of all kinds of innovative, digital applications. Together, these advances are giving rise to an Internet-based platform for digital, inclusive innovations. Inclusive innovation is a relatively new concept.

Enabling Innovation – Book

Harold Jarche

Tweet I had the pleasure of writing an article for the book, Enabling Innovation: Innovative Capability – German and International Views as a follow-up to some work I did with the EU’s International Monitoring Organisation. list price for this book.

The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For over a dozen years now the concept of collaborative innovation has been at the center of much of my work. The Internet, and all the social media platforms and applications in its wake have been one of the major enablers of collaborative innovation the world has ever known. Collaborative innovation is increasingly viewed as a critical business process that companies need to embrace in order to better keep up with the accelerating changes in technologies and markets.

Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These questions are the subject of MIT Professor Michael Cusumano’s recent book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World. In fact, steady growth and profitability are likely to encourage firms to become more bureaucratic and less attentive to detail and innovation as they transition to managing a large number of people, more complex products and services, and a bigger scale of operations.

Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was later expanded into a book, Big Bang Theory: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation published this past January. . The authors’ key premise is that innovation is once more undergoing drastic changes, driven by the exponential advances in digital technologies. They upend the conventional thinking on strategy, marketing and innovation, giving rise to a new set of business rules. They don’t create dilemmas for innovators; they trigger disasters.”.

Trend: offshore service centers driving innovation and revenue

Ross Dawson

The next phase is for GICs to go beyond cost arbitrage on support to drive innovation and higher-value functions, as shown in this diagram from a recent NASSCOM report on GICs in India. This was very well attended, demonstrating the interest in the drivers of innovation in offshore centers.

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It defined the term as: “somebody who offers an innovative solution to a (frequently unrecognised) problem. The defining characteristic of entrepreneurship, then, is not the size of the company but the act of innovation.” Given my forty year association with IBM, as well as my more recent involvement with Citigroup, it is not surprising that I am particularly interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in large companies.

Six characteristics supporting excellence in service delivery innovation

Ross Dawson

Last Friday, after delivering the breakfast keynote at CPA Congress in Brisbane (more on that in another post), I ran a half-day workshop at the partner offsite of a national accounting firm network on the theme of Disruption and Innovation in Professional Services. However in professional services probably the most important domain is service delivery, in which extraordinary possibilities for innovation have opened up in the network economy. Continuous innovation.

Value polarization and transcending job commoditization: Expertise, Relationships, Innovation

Ross Dawson

The forces of Commoditization are inexorable, and the rise of work marketplaces are driving down the price of many kinds of work. INNOVATION. Innovation stems from connecting expertise, ideas, insights, and experience.

The Makers’ Mark: Innovation, not Manufacturing

Andy McAfee

Chinese factories turn these out far more cheaply that Griffith’s invention could, so an enterprising merchant would be far better off buying a bunch of glasses at wholesale prices and carrying them from village to village rather than carrying around an eyeglass micro-factory. For all of these reasons, DIYers are not going to be able to compete on price, especially as volume goes up.

An innovative workshop on radical management

Steve Denning

In these three days ( March 19-21 in Washington DC ), you will discover how to use radical management to thrive in the 21 st Century creative economy and the world of continuous innovation. Have you ever wondered how your firm is going to survive and thrive as the world economy goes through a fundamental phase change—from industrial bureaucracy to a creative economy of continuous innovation? Why innovation happens “despite” the system, not because of it.

[berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation

David Weinberger

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. Karim has been thinking about how crowds can contribute to innovation for 17 years, since he was at GE. It was a two week contest, $30K price.

Internet Time Blog » Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

The Legend of Apple and Xerox PARC and the Truth About Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of his choices this year is a New Yorker article by bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell - Creation Myth: Xerox PARC, Apple, and the truth about innovation. He uses Steve Jobs’ legendary 1979 visit to Xerox PARC as the springboard for his reflections on the nature of revolutionary innovations. In the 1970s, PARC was the mecca for innovation in computing. In his article, Gladwell discusses a related PARC innovation - the laser printer. The innovator says go.

A Novel Method for Measuring the Value of Free Digital Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Online information may be updated every minute of the day and accessible almost anywhere in the world, but its price is usually radically lower than that of its physical counterpart, - if there even is a price. If the price is zero, then “zero times any quantity is still zero.

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From “Buy What We Have” to “Connected Customer Strategies”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In it, companies provide high-quality offerings at competitive prices, but it’s up to customers to identify their needs and seek out the appropriate products or services to meet them.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Part of it is to make the point of how serious it is to have an innovation culture in a company as part of its long term strategy.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Part of it is to make the point of how serious it is to have an innovation culture in a company as part of its long term strategy.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovation and R&D

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Ingenuity, invention and innovation are rarely functions of budgetary investment.

Innovative Performance Support by Bob Mosher and Conrad Gottfredson

Nigel Paine

I am just finishing Bob Mosher and Conrad Gottfredson's latest book called: Innovative Performance Support and I have enjoyed it. Valuable now, and over time; it is worth every cent of the $30 cover price.

nigelpaine.com - Blog - Innovation

Nigel Paine

Nic Price. Innovation. Although people say they want innovation in corporations, they dont really. Innovation is a culture and attitude before it becomes a process. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. nigelpaine.com. Leadership. Learning. Technology. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. Navigation. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact.

The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution to Health Care

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He is one of the world's foremost thinkers in strategy and innovation. In particular, Clay – since I know him personally, I feel I can call him by his first name - is an expert in dealing with disruptive innovations, developing organizational capabilities and finding new markets for new technologies. His first book, The Innovator's Dilemma is a classic. However, technology is only an enabler of innovation. "The situation screams for business model innovation.

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

This event focuses on experimenting with fresh concepts, putting wisdom in the foreground, replacing bureaucracy with common sense, and coming together to share ideas.You can’t beat the price. Come to Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 if you want to: participate in a stridently unaffiliated event (no sponsors! Check out the line-up of catalysts at the Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 site. Dave Gray: Visual Literacy, Learning Innovation.

nigelpaine.com - Blog - Leadership and Innovation

Nigel Paine

Nic Price. Leadership and Innovation. Innovation only occurs when there is a culture of innovation in an organisaton. That is closely allied to having a learning culture: curiosity is the heart of innovation. Innovation requires process and well as great ideas to make it effective. Innovation means a leap forward not a microstep. You only get innovation when you fix the blame culture. Innovation comes from below as well as above.

It's All About the Business Model, - Not the Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In Reinvent Your Business Model , his recently published book, Mark Johnson argues that digital transformation and business model innovation are not the same thing. He’s been conducting research on business model innovation for over a decade, and in 2010 published Seizing the White Space.

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They see AI-driven innovation as driving increased revenues and higher productivity rather than just cutting costs. One of the most important innovations in robots is their ability to work alongside humans without fear of hurting them. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains - How Are They Doing After 10 Years?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its price has been subject to wild fluctuations over the past two years. Most are likely to quickly disappear , but others are trying to fix some of bitcoin’s key issues, like its wild price fluctuations.

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The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some contend, - most prominently Northwestern University economist Robert Gordon , - that over the past few decades there’s been a fundamental decline in innovation and productivity.

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The application of design thinking beyond products, - in innovation, problem solving and business strategy, - isn’t new. Good design brings together a high quality, competitively priced product with a positive user experience. At the other end are market-facing innovations.

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The Business Value of Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Industrial Revolution was “as much about process innovations that reduced waste and increased productivity as it was about the application of new technologies,” wrote Roger Martin in a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article, - The High Price of Efficiency.

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