THE DISRUPTORS' BLOG

Eliminate the seven wastes of innovation to create flow.

By Shilpi Kumar | February 22, 2021 |

“Lean is a way to do more and more with less and less — less human effort, less equipment, less time, and less space — while coming closer and closer to providing customers exactly what they want.” – Womack and Jones, 1996, (Source) During the late 1980s, an MIT research team coined the term “lean” to describe…

We Need To Prepare For Future Crises Like We Prepare For War

By Greg Satell | February 18, 2021 |

In a 2015 TED talk, Bill Gates warned that “if anything kills ten million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war. Not missiles, but microbes.” He went on to point out that we have invested enormous amounts of money in nuclear deterrents, but relatively…

How Cryptocurrency Improves Your Prospects Bit(coin) By Bit(coin)

By Luca Yates | February 17, 2021 |

  From glancing at the title, you have likely figured out the general gist of this article.   Cryptocurrency has been affording new opportunities to aspiring entrepreneurs and fresh talent the world over. For example, Bitcoin has achieved things beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, and fintech experts predict more mainstream acceptance of the cryptocurrency in the…

Pandemic disruptions and a paradigm shift in virtual business

By Dan Blacharski | February 17, 2021 |

Over the past year the personal and business disruptions due to the COVID pandemic have brought disaster, closings of long-standing successful businesses, job loss, and distress on a personal level. Recovery will be a long and painstaking process, and in some cases, will involve bringing in an entirely new way of thinking about how we…

Be a catalyst for moral change.

By Shawn Nason | February 10, 2021 |

As we focus on our Black brothers’ and sisters’ achievements during Black History Month, I’m left to wonder why the f*ck we only spend one month—and the shortest month of the year!— talking about Black history. There’s so much we need to learn about the Black experience in the United States and about the people…

Why now is the time for businesses to embrace change

By Hubert Day | February 9, 2021 |

    It’s hardly controversial to say that 2020 has been a year of unprecedented change. Businesses across the globe have had to respond and adapt in new and innovative ways to remain profitable. Some industries have been more successful than others; finding flexibility in previously stiff joints and becoming what they need to be…

It’s That Simple

By Shawn Nason | January 27, 2021 |

At the end of 2020, I finally claimed an important truth: I don’t love November and December. Sure, the holiday season is great. And I certainly enjoy good food, good friends, and good times. But, even in a non-pandemic year, these months always seem more heavy than festive for me. One of my favorite social…

The Roles of Risk and Luck in Innovation

By Jesse Nieminen | January 21, 2021 |

One of the most controversial, and perhaps even misunderstood topics in innovation are the roles of risk and luck for innovation success. Do you have to get lucky to innovate successfully, or can you make your own luck? Is it always inherently risky to try to innovate, or can you manage risk by making smart…

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…

Tales from the Road: Navigating the Complicated World of Consulting

By Shawn Nason | January 14, 2021 |

MOFI’s experience SWAT team is always looking for its next challenge and never shies away from even the biggest, hairiest problems that get presented by our partners. In fact, we pride ourselves on making epic sh*t happen faster than most people can imagine. To stay at the top of our game, we regularly ask our…

Categories