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Clayton Christensen Demolishes Jill Lepore’s Critique of Disruptive Innovation

Last week, the New Yorker published Harvard historian Jill Lepore’s sharply worded critique of both Clayton Christensen and his theory of disruptive innovation.  Some journalists piled on, further deriding “disruption zealots” and their leader, while others jumped to Christensen’s defense.  Meanwhile, Drake Bennet at Business Week … Continue reading

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Software is still eating the world

Russ Roberts has a new EconTalk podcast interview with Marc Andreessen that is worth a listen: Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist and co-creator of the early web browser Mosaic, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how success in venture capital is more about … Continue reading

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Moore’s Law for Space-Based Imaging

Hundreds of eyes in the sky, just like this one. Getting better, cheaper, and more numerous every year. Imagine a network of satellites, all taking daily pictures of the earth beneath them and reporting that data back to earth in … Continue reading

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Disruptive Innovation – Products, Technologies, and People, too.

“Disruptive Innovation”, is a term popularized by Clayton Christensen in his classic book, “The Innovator’s Dilemma.”  The book describes his research into how product development and market competition mature and eventually create products that have been incrementally improved (through “sustaining” … Continue reading

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When a smartphone does a doctor’s job

There’s a wave of disruptive innovation building in healthcare based on networked mobile computing and sensor technology. Here, for example, is a cheap attachment for your smartphone, coupled to some powerful software — that has the potential to replace your … Continue reading

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