The Rate of Innovation Is Increasing

The Rate of Innovation Is Increasing

Not so long ago – in the 20th century and before – boom-to-bust business cycles may have been 20 years long, or longer. Although the cycles in those days were quite pronounced, with the Great Depression representing the granddaddy of them all, they were less frequent....
Whew! How Can Anyone Keep Pace with Disruption?

Whew! How Can Anyone Keep Pace with Disruption?

You may ask, “How can any leader keep ahead of the relentless pace of disruption? Aren’t there too many moving parts?” Relax. It’s easy to assume that all of the changes happening across the changing customer, emerging technologies, and economic shifts are far too...
Your Frenemy, Disruption

Your Frenemy, Disruption

“Disruption.” It’s a word you hear everywhere these days. What does it really mean? Good question. To find an answer, begin with a dictionary definition. Here’s one: Disruption is a “radical change in an industry or business strategy, especially involving the...
Can I Be an Innovation Superstar? (Yes!)

Can I Be an Innovation Superstar? (Yes!)

It’s true that the rate of change in business is speeding up. And market disruption is getting stronger and more frequent. Does this mean that to stay ahead and win the race, you need to be superhuman? No, you don’t have to become a superhero. You can be yourself. You...
To the Winner Goes the Prize

To the Winner Goes the Prize

Keeping ahead of the competition has always been challenging. It was challenging for Henry Ford a century ago, it was challenging for Bill Gates when he founded Microsoft in 1975, and it’s challenging today. With two big differences: 1. The rate of change in the...