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 […]
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 […]
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 […]