DISRUPTORS' ARTICLES

Diversifying the Corporate Boardroom

By Dan Blacharski | January 18, 2021 |

Diverse talent is abundant, but do you still need to know the secret handshake? A small group of tenured leaders, corporate board members have always been chosen from behind closed doors and often from a pool of insiders who are predominately white men. Although corporations have at least acknowledged the need for diversity, achieving that…

The First Thing a Savvy Team Leader Needs to Do

By Mitch Ditkoff | December 7, 2020 |

If you lead a team of people, the first thing you need to do is let your team know the full scope of your roles and responsibilities. You may think your team understands what you do, but it’s highly likely they don’t — at least not at the level of specificity that a high performing…

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The Fallacy of the Aha Moment & Overnight Success in Innovation

By Jesse Nieminen | December 7, 2020 |

We’ve all heard the story of Newton and the apple. According to the legend, he came up with the theory of gravity when he was sitting under a tree and an apple fell on his head, at which point it all suddenly dawned on him. We love to hear stories of these great aha moments.…

How to Strengthen a Business Model for Media & Entertainment Industry in 2021

By Julia Beyers | December 4, 2020 |

While numerous enterprises are trying to make ends meet at the end of 2020, there are a few industries that have fared rather well. The media and entertainment sectors as well as the iGaming niche belong to them. In 2020, total video games and eSports revenue in the United States was about $29.1bn. In 2019,…

How Transformational Leaders Learn To Overcome Failure

By Greg Satell | December 1, 2020 |

When we think of great leaders their great successes usually come to mind. We picture Washington crossing the Delaware or Gandhi leading massive throngs or Steve Jobs standing triumphantly on stage. It is moments of triumph such as these that make indelible marks on history’s consciousness. While researching my book, Cascades, however, what struck me most…

Fields of Study That Will Spark Your Creativity

By Cecilia Mayer | November 30, 2020 |

In an increasingly analytical and automated world, creativity can sometimes seem to be falling by the wayside. So many jobs come down to hard numbers and facts, and so many careers depend on exact qualifications and certifications, that at the very least we tend to prioritize creativity behind checking boxes.   As understandable as this…

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The Revolutionary New Way to Create Shared Value for Businesses, Customers, and Society [Interview]

By Braden Kelley | November 20, 2020 |

I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow author Jeff Gothelf to talk with him about his new book Sense and Respond, which is his second book with his co-author Josh Seiden and a major publisher. Congratulations Jeff! 1. Why is it so important that companies embed the two-way conversation with customers at the center of what they do?

Break Out of a Golden Cage

By Federica DArmento fedarmento | November 17, 2020 |

By Federica D’Armento & Tony McGaharan Picture this. You’ve a job at “the best place to work”, and then you start experiencing those mixed feelings like in a love-hate relationship, until you decide to leave. This is actually what we went through at Google. At some point it felt like being in Groundhog Day – living…

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The Surprising Power of Business Experiments [Interview]

By Braden Kelley | November 17, 2020 |

I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow author Jeff Gothelf to talk with him about his new book Sense and Respond, which is his second book with his co-author Josh Seiden and a major publisher. Congratulations Jeff! 1. Why is it so important that companies embed the two-way conversation with customers at the center of what they do?

Lean Innovation – How to do product development in a lean and efficient way

By Charlotte Gruenseisen | November 17, 2020 |

Nowadays, it is especially important to keep the process of product development lean and efficient. Therefore it is helpful to determine the concrete goal of each product development phase. This makes it easier to keep the entire process goal-oriented, structured and efficient. A lean product development process can be divided into 5 phases: Ideation, Proof…

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