Three types of innovation

by Marc Dowd, March 10, 2016

I talk a lot about disruption and disruptive innovation. Often it is hard to tell the difference between them. To my mind there are three types of innovation that businesses commonly use. In this video I briefly describe all three. The three types All three types of innovation are important … Continue reading

Filled under : Innovation , Vector of Disruption

The Process of Disruptive Innovation

by Marc Dowd, March 1, 2016

This is a short talk by Marc Dowd on the four things companies should focus on when considering disruptive innovation. The key points are that disruptive innovation is very different from sustaining innovation. The goal is different. The difficulty with disruptive innovation is that a lot of companies don’t do it … Continue reading

Filled under : Disruption , Innovation
Enabling Digital Transformation – Vectors of Disruption

Enabling Digital Transformation – Vectors of Disruption

by Marc Dowd, February 19, 2016

On the 15th of march 2016 I will be speaking at the Crimson Innovation Conference. The topic will be Vectors of Disruption and how to use them to become a more successful organisation. It should be an interesting session as the audience is very practical and hands on. This conference aims to … Continue reading

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5 avoidable mistakes that make bad business strategy

5 avoidable mistakes that make bad business strategy

by Marc Dowd, January 4, 2016

In the ten years I have been working with leaders of very large companies I have realised one thing above all. There is not a lot of good business strategy out there. I understand that there is a feeling that strategy is passé. I have heard the cry that the … Continue reading

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Tagged on : Business Strategy , Strategy
Is there expanding role for CTO’s in the digital boardroom?

Is there expanding role for CTO’s in the digital boardroom?

by Marc Dowd, November 18, 2015

It seems like an age ago but soon after I joined Forrester Research in 2006 I noticed something odd. My job then was the personal advisor to leaders of technology organisations. I helped them make use of the research that Forrester published. What I noticed early on was that there was a strong … Continue reading

Filled under : Leadership
Do you layer Vectors of Disruption into your products?

Do you layer Vectors of Disruption into your products?

by Marc Dowd, November 6, 2015

Do you layer Vectors of Disruption into your products? I think it is interesting that it is easy to spot the companies that “get” disruption. They stand out because they layer disruptive elements into their offerings. In all sorts of areas. We all know of Tesla – the upstart motor … Continue reading

Of course you are ready for Digital…?

Of course you are ready for Digital…?

by Marc Dowd, September 15, 2015

It is estimated that 70% of companies are ready for digital? Really? I doubt it. Having studied disruption including digital disruption for the past year I am very aware that it is a business issue. Having worked with CIO’s for the past decade I also know that IT is not … Continue reading

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The autonomous software entity is here, and it would like to hire you.

The autonomous software entity is here, and it would like to hire you.

by Marc Dowd, July 13, 2015

The Blockchain has the potential to change our world. It is hiring humans, true but at the moment it is not even a Vector of Disruption. If you are interested in Bitcoin, the more famous sibling of the Blockchain, you should read this article Bitcoin’s Value Isn’t Currency, It’s Technology … Continue reading

Making money out of friction

Making money out of friction

by Marc Dowd, June 9, 2015

The reason why people don’t do many of the things they set out to do is what is nowadays called “friction”. In the good old days it would more likely have been called “laziness”. Friction is the gap between intention and action caused by it being difficult to do, or … Continue reading

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Case Study: Vectors of Disruption – the Uber story

Case Study: Vectors of Disruption – the Uber story

by Marc Dowd, May 27, 2015

I recently listened to/read this article about how the value of taxi driver medallions is falling away to nothing from all-time highs of $1m in 2014. Essentially the medallions that once symbolized the right to be an accredited taxi driver are becoming worthless because there is no longer a value in … Continue reading

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