Twenty years ago, when I was young and beautiful, I picked up a wrapped pack of cards in a computer games store, and read for the first time the tag “Magic: the Gathering”. 2,249 more words
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the innovator’s dilemma: when new technologies cause great firms to fail (1997) by clayton m. christensen contains case studies about how companies successfully or unsuccessfully dealt with disruptive technologies \ primarily about the disruption in the disk drive industry, it also illustrated disruptions in diverse areas such as mechanical excavators <hydraulic technology>, retailing <discount stores>, steel industry <electric arc furnace which utilized steel scrap>, motorcycles <honda’s offroad bike>, and pharma <novo’s insulin pen> \ an excellent must read for marketers, business leaders & innovators / it’s like the what-to-expect series – “what to expect when you are faced with potentially disruptive technology (& how to recognize one)”
There’s an interesting story told in Paulo Coelho’s seminal work The Alchemist. One of the best books written in this century.
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I can honestly say that I never thought I’d read a book about education that features blurbs from (among others) Jeb Bush and a representative of the Gates Foundation. 298 more words
“I used to think that if you cared for other people, you need to study sociology or something like it. But….I concluded, if you want to help other people, be a manager. 79 more words
It seems fitting that in less than three weeks, hundreds of innovation professionals whose ideas are always percolating will convene in the city that never sleeps. 248 more words