Category Archives: Disruption

5,000,000 Youtube Views for ‘Filtration’ – Tough Concepts the #1 Video Gets Right

5 million views is a lot for an industrial product – here are the concepts the top Youtube hit for ‘filtration’ got right. 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

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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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