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Tag Archives: Disruption
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?
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
Posted in Disruption, Innovation, Marketing, Uncategorized Tagged 3D Printing, Disruption, Innovation, leadership, Management, Marketing, Materials Science, Sales, Strategy, Tech Forecasting, Technical sales, technology Comments Off on New or Better?
The Best SaaS Product I Ever Saw was built by a Towtruck Company in 2006
In 2002, after joining a former customer in the electronics industry which had raised $30 million, we went through a CRM evaluation. The VP of Sales and VP of Engineering were at odds over the rate at which we were … Continue reading
Posted in Illiquid Alternative, Industry, Innovation Tagged Buyouts, Disruption, Dogfood, Dogfooding, Fast User, SaaS, Service, Software, VC, Win-in-the-market Comments Off on The Best SaaS Product I Ever Saw was built by a Towtruck Company in 2006
Is that a Disruptive Prediction? (6 of 7)
“And two years later, what come out? PlayStation 2.” – Ali G Some predictions are linear – like that made by Sasha Baron Cohen’s character Ali G above. Sitting in 1993 it might have been disruptive to predict Sony’s entrance … Continue reading
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Doing the Math: Munitions & Nonwovens Production
Running numbers is crucial to understanding where you are with a new technology, especially if it is a physical product or tied to heavy industry. Even if you’ve only got three numbers in that initial .xls sheet, your ability to … Continue reading
Posted in History, Industry, Innovation Tagged Disruption, EOQ, Munitions, Nanofiber, Nonwovens, Operations, Plant math, Production 1 Comment
Policy and Innovation History (Radar, Manhattan Project and Apollo)
Innovation is a newborn baby that politicians love to kiss – regions and municipalities want more of it, but are uncertain of how to proceed. Metrics are challenging – for the politician and bureaucrat it isn’t clear whether they should … Continue reading
Posted in Disruption, History, Industry, Invention, Theory Tagged Disruption, History, Industry, Innovation, Innovation Policy, Manhattan Project, World War II 1 Comment
Nonwovens in Tech News: Feminine Care & Apparel
Working with industrial technology often feels like being behind stage at a play – you’re able to see all of the behind the scenes action that enables modern life. Often times articles in the popular press, and particularly tech news, … Continue reading
Posted in Business, Disruption, History, Industry, Innovation Tagged Apparel, Composites, Disruption, Fabrics, Feminine Care, Feminine hygiene, Hygiene, Knits, Nonwoven, Wovens Comments Off on Nonwovens in Tech News: Feminine Care & Apparel
Interested in the Carolinas? 12 must read books
North Carolina has been our adopted home since 2001 – I’ve lived here longer than anywhere else (despite all the time I’ve spent on the road for work). It is an interesting state with a long political, commercial and technical … Continue reading
Posted in History Tagged AudioBooks, Disruption, Education, History, Innovation, MCNC, NC Idea, North Carolina, Podcasts, Politics, Reading, technology, War Comments Off on Interested in the Carolinas? 12 must read books
New Products: What We Study
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children … Continue reading
Posted in Disruption, History, Industry, Innovation, Theory Tagged Disruption, Innovation, John Adams, Materials Science, Presidents, Product Design, Quotes Comments Off on New Products: What We Study
Define the Mission, then the Vehicle
Pat Duggins’ book Final Countdown, which documents NASA’s move to shutdown the Space Shuttle Program repeats an important aviation and aerospace maxim: The mission should define the vehicle, not the vehicle define the mission. Apollo’s mission was to put a … Continue reading
Posted in Aerospace, History, Industry, Innovation, Invention, Marketing, Materials Science, Theory, VC Tagged Aerospace, Disruption, Lean Startups, Marketing, Mission, New Products 1 Comment
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