Forecasting a disruptive innovation in the software industry

Previously, I studied the works of Clayton Christensen on disruptive innovation. In this post, I will be building on those notes with a specific focus of attempting to forecast the disruptive innovations in the software industry. Framework to forecasting the disruptive innovation in Software Keller and Hüsig (2009) noted that there is “a lack of definite frameworks for [forecasting] identification of disruptive innovations”. Thus, they developed a new framework to answer their thesis question of “whether web applications post a

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8 Scientific Concepts that Should be Better Known

Edge.org asks an annual question to the world’s “most complex and sophisticated minds” and reports on their insightful answers. In 2017, the annual question was “What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?” Below, I share a selection of 8 responses (out of 206) that I found to be thought-provoking. 1. The Trolley Problem of Moral Philosophy Original response by Daniel Rockmore “The Trolley Problem” is another thought experiment, one that arose in moral philosophy. There are

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Understanding the complete works of Christensen on Innovation

Clayton Christensen has been the undisputed expert on Disruptive Innovation. In this post, I will breakdown his complete works on disruption – a theory of competitive response to an innovation. His theories have been relevant to me in my interests of entrepreneurship, product management, and trying to articulate world’s problems. The content of this summary is derived from Christensen’s books of The Innovator’s Dilemma (1997), The Innovator’s Solution (2003), Seeing What’s Next (2004), and Competing Against Luck (2016). Lastly, I

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Understanding the Bankruptcy of Toys ‘R’ Us (It was not Amazon)

The news of Toys ‘R’ Us’s bankruptcy is widely received by the consumers (parents and kids) and the retail industry. However, some other retail bankruptcies, this was not “another retailer killed by Amazon” scenario. In fact, what drove them to their grave was: Their financing strategy of private equity (mostly debt) and How their financial strategy influenced their priorities and focus for innovation Let me expand on what I mean by their financing strategy and how that influenced the company.

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Understanding the History of Loyalty Card Programs

Having understood the objectives of a loyalty card program and evaluating its effectiveness, I wanted to study the history of it. After all, I find history to be a collection of unbiased facts that give a unique insight into the past. In the case of the history of loyalty card programs, I found some interesting facts that are worth contemplating about; It began in the Early 1700s and retailers quickly caught on – Here I would argue the “fear of

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