To round out their discussion of innovation, the authors of Seeing What’s Next tackle the concept of overseas expansion. They use the theoretical model of the “wheel of disruption” to address the cyclical nature of innovation and how it occurs. They also illuminate factors that encourage the “wheel,” creating a “big picture” tool for innovators […]
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant addresses the concept of the giver and the taker in business, and what this means for organizational success. He provides viewers with tools to harness their power as a visionary leader.
Imagine your life without over-the-counter medications, at-home testing supplies, and walk-in clinics. Managing your health would be challenging and cost-prohibitive. Innovations that simplify and broaden the reach of treatment are ubiquitous, but this was not always the case. Many within the healthcare industry have historically resisted change, due to questions of efficacy and ethics, stating […]
Creating space for ourselves, our dreams, and our own personal development is critical to success. In a world that moves so quickly and is ripe with distractions and judgements, how can we make this space? Jenny Feinberg is an artist, entrepreneur and facilitator of community, and this is her TED Talk about making space and pursuing […]
So far, we’ve discussed the theories which influence disruptive innovation, and their implications. In chapter 6 of Seeing What’s Next, the authors pose an interesting question – is there a point at which innovation is no longer possible? By examining the airline industry, we can begin to tackle this question. Until the 1960s, the […]
The concept of disruptive innovation extends to many areas of consumerism, and higher-education is no exception to this fact. Since the late 1980s, institutions have offered alternative study programs to the traditional 4-year degree, including online courses, specialized learning programs, and 2-year degree alternatives. Since the introduction of these programs, universities and colleges have struggled […]
Many companies choose to innovate based on their analysis of motivation to innovate vs. their ability to sustain this process. Outside factors, such as government regulations, industry norms, and cultural values, can have a profound influence on these motivations and abilities. A company’s motivation is often determined by the size of the market, the competitive […]
What role does innovative leadership have in creating new entrepreneurial opportunities? In this podcast, I examine the principles of innovative leadership, and their impact on creating, building, and sustaining new ventures. Have a listen!
In Seeing What’s Next, (Christensen, Anthony & Roth, 2004) the authors discuss the three basic steps of how innovative disruptions develop: Entrants enter behind a shield of asymmetric motivation – they capitalize on overshot or untapped customers. Entrants grow and improve, while incumbents flee — fleeing is sometimes easier than fitting a disruptive innovation into […]
Children are our future, and will inevitably become the entrepreneurs of the world to come. I came across this engaging TED talk about the importance of recognizing and fostering entrepreneurial thinking in children. It’s certainly worth a watch!