Imagine you ran a business that virtually dominates the market. One day, you find out that a small start-up has somehow figured out a technology that lets your customers buy your product for 10% of your current price. Modern business strategy instantly focuses us on how to protect our businesses from competitors. Our instant urge […]Read more "Disruptors Don’t Play By the Rules"
When you are an established player in your industry and a new competitor emerges, the first natural reaction is to ignore them, but at the same time, keep a close watch from the corner of your eye to see what they’re up to. But what if that competitor accumulates 700,000 new customers within their first […]Read more "What’s Stopping Us From Changing Faster?"
As I sort through nearly 2 gigabytes worth of pictures of my kids, I can’t help it but feel overwhelmed. There are literally thousands upon thousands of pictures and short videos that we shot over the past eight years, yet the struggle is not only with the volume, but the notion that you can’t help […]Read more "How This Button Is a Start to Getting Meaning Back"
Last week I came across a captivating headline in Forbes that touted “How An Uber Driver Makes $252,000 A Year”. The first thought that ran through my mind, is Wow! The gig economy has really got some legs and is opening up the door to well-paying opportunities. Although the story was very inspiring, Gavin Escolar, […]Read more "This Uber Driver Makes $252K But Are We Headed Back to the 19th Century?"
A few weeks ago, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gave a talk at one of his children’s elementary school. The talk, titled “dream big” was live-tweeted by Zillow CEO, Spencer Rascoff, whose kids also attend the same school. One of Rascoff’s tweets that particularly caught my eye was where Bezos describes what it takes to be […]Read more "Focused on Beating your Competition? Think Again."
They work hard, concocting wild ideas and products that can take entire industries by storm. These companies are executing on big ideas that are driving profound change by challenging conventional markets and making incumbent companies completely re-think their strategies Go-Pro: Creating a profitable meme Ten years ago, surfer Nick Woodman created a contraption out of […]Read more "The Most Disruptive Companies in 2013"