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Category Archives: Disruption
Censorship is a Feature of Media and Advertising: Tools and Software for Decentralized Coordination
Any successful organization must control (1) its own ability to contact members and (2) maintain in person activities through events such as meet-ups. Any group, no matter how benign the messaging, that depends on social networks for coordination, will eventually be influenced by censorship. Continue reading
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Apple’s Watch – Offense or Defense?
Apple’s watch is the future of the company. The watch will shrink in size, radio quality will improve, capabilities will grow and eventually watch revenues will pass the iPhone. No, no, no. Apple’s watch is a defensive play. Look for … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Business, Disruption, Invention, Theory Tagged Amazon, Apple, Book series, Christenssen, Constraint, Disruption, Theory of Constraints Comments Off on Apple’s Watch – Offense or Defense?
Five criteria for picking winning industrial / manufacturing technologies
5 criteria for picking winning industrial technologies Continue reading
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New or Better?
When new technologies arise there is a real desire to create a Disruptive Product(TM), to focus on the new and to avoid simply making a better version of the current market leader. Don’t fall into that trap. It is almost … Continue reading
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Startups or Big Co?
Born between May 20 and June 20 – the astrological sign of Gemini, defined by the duality of the twins Castor and Pollux, lurks around every corner. While at UVA for undergraduate studies – this was captured in two different … Continue reading
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Industrial Business Models – Choice #1
Hardware is dead. Hardware is booming. Hardware is hard and no one should do it. Hardware is different. Hardware is the same. IoT, IIoT and additive manufacturing attract attention to heavy industry – where a thing is being produced and … Continue reading
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Trust: “We’re not following rules, but expect you to.”
There are many great political and social points in Catton’s histories of the American Civil War. In his 1961 book The Coming Fury, he discusses how Southern plantation authors were going to Union generals and asking to have their slaves returned. … Continue reading
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“What does it take to be (a good) CEO?” Answer: People
All of the successes were from bringing in good people, helping them frame problems and getting them the tools they needed to be successful. The failures? They were mine – mostly due to not properly resourcing a problem with the … Continue reading
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Biology, populations and VC
The meadow voles we found each morning in our traps were tiny, hardy animals who endured the weighing and tagging before being re-released. There were thousands of them in the fields of Blandy Farm or Mountain Lake, the field research … Continue reading
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