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Move Fast and Break Things: Had Enough, Yet!?

“Move Fast and Break Things,” coined by innovation guru and Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, has become the ideology for disruptive innovation.

Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and PayPal and a venture capitalist, endorses it in his new book Blitzscaling. For Hoffman, “blitzscaling” (or moving fast and breaking things) involves releasing beta versions of products, then fixing and financing them as you grow—with an emphasis on scaling fast and first—to achieve first-mover advantage.

Go Big or Go Home

First-mover advantage confers many benefits on innovators who win rights to new territory and define the rules, roles, and DOWNLOAD PDF

By | November 29th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Dear Mr. Trump, “Heart” Makes Business Work

A statement this week by Donald Trump received little attention yet offered a peek into his worldview.

Government ‘involves heart,’ unlike business.

During an interview with AP correspondent Julie Pace, Trump was asked whether there were business skills that did not connect with the job requirements of the presidency. “Well in business, you don’t necessarily need heart, whereas here, almost everything affects people,” Trump said.

“So if you’re talking about health care — you have health care in business but you’re trying to just negotiate a good price on health care, et cetera, etcetera… Here, everything, pretty DOWNLOAD PDF

By | May 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Uber Crashes into The Third Wave

What happens when Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick finds himself running a company with a spate of sexual assault charges; is captured via dash cam video berating one of his drivers; is forced by customers “deleting his company’s app” to resign from a brief stint on the president-elect’s economic advisory board, and, it was just revealed that his company had developed an app called “Grey Ball” to evade law enforcement?  (see As Uber Melts Down, Its CEO Says He ‘Must Fundamentally Change’”)

What happens when Uber executives white-wash sexual assault accusations by former engineer Susan Fowler because the accused perpetrator DOWNLOAD PDF

By | March 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments