THE DISRUPTORS' BLOG

Our Annual Trends Report: Boosting the Possibilities for 2021

By Shawn Nason | February 25, 2021 |

  I still remember the day we got the email telling us that the in-person version of the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was cancelled. Attending this annual gathering of over 170,000 people in Las Vegas, Nevada, often billed as the most influential tech event of the year, has been a tradition of mine for…

Controlling the controllables

By Janet Sernack | February 22, 2021 |

A recent article by McKinsey and Co “COVID-19: Implications for business”  describes a paradoxical dilemma for managers: the need to process both the rapid changes in AI, digitization, automation, and the uncertainty of the Covid-19 crisis. Both of these are causing disruptive and unpredictable workforce changes, the need for new working practices, and a different set of mindsets and behaviours…

Dancing on the edge of your comfort zone

By Janet Sernack | February 22, 2021 |

It’s been a tough year for everyone since the COVID-19 crisis began. Some organisations are adapting and holding their own using this time to repurpose, reinvent, and consolidate.  Some have been hit very, very hard. Most leaders are struggling with the extreme uncertainty existing within their operating environments, and are seeking to prepare and manage…

Disrupt yourself, your team and your organisation

By Janet Sernack | February 22, 2021 |

As we move towards the beginning of a new year in the cycle of seasonal changes, here in Melbourne, Australia, it is summer, a time for accelerating growth. It is also a time for harvesting new ideas from our feelings, thoughts, and learnings from this year’s conditions of extreme uncertainty and volatility. Whether you actively…

Catalysing change through innovation teams

By Janet Sernack | February 22, 2021 |

What makes Israel so innovative? And what has this got to do with teaming? One of the key discoveries, we made, almost ten years ago, when we relocated to Israel, was the power of its innovation eco-system – the result of a collaboration between the state, venture capital firms, successful entrepreneurs, educational system, business system,…

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…

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