The future of SaaS is “a new app for every company”
With the advent of cheaper software development, it will be so cheap to develop software from scratch that it will make more sense to build one from scratch than to buy a prepackaged one with a bunch of features you won’t ever use and which is not perfectly fit for your needs. The current business […]
How we fall in love or get a crush – and why you should avoid it at all costs
Why do we fall in love, and why do we act so irrationally when we do?
Customer Preference Array based Distruptive Innovation
In an earlier post, I explained why I think Clayton Christensen’s classic description disruptive innovations is just a special case of a more general theory of disruptive innovation. Today, I will sum in an even more succinct and, in my opinion, spot-on way what disruptive innovation actually is and how to design a business to […]
How come fixed mindset people can also get to the top?
The book Mindset by Carol Dweck is a phenomenal book explaining how Growth Mindset is a necessity for success. The opposite of it – a Fixed Mindset – makes you believe that success or failure is based on talen, hence trying to do something outside of your comfort zone becomes a risk: If you fail, […]
What is math and how can it predict reality?
I’ve long contemplates what math actually is. How can manipulating symbols on a paper according to some rules tell us how to manipulate atoms that we cannot even see, or send rockets to the moon, or create phones, and everything else we’re able to do today? Share this!Facebook0GoogleTwitterEmail
How we tinker with mental models of reality to create hypotheses
In Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Phaedrus contemplates where hypotheses come from. Phaedrus says that in the scientific method, hypotheses creation is the biggest mystery. Hypotheses just appear, out of nowhere. I don’t agree. I think there is a clear explanation as to how hypotheses seem to suddenly appear from nowhere. It is […]
Innovator’s Strategy: An alternative description of disruption theory
Raynor’s definition of a Disruptive Business Model In Innovator’s Manifesto, Michael Raynor describes a model of Disruptive Innovation that expands upon Porter’s concept of Strategic Differentiation. This is better than previous descriptions, but it still gets the categories somewhat wrong. Share this!Facebook0GoogleTwitterEmail
Guilt and shame – what it is and how to deal with it
Guilt and shame can only come out of two sources: Share this!Facebook0GoogleTwitterEmail
Did Clayton Christensen get it wrong about Disruptive Innovation?
According to the standard definition by Clayton Christensen, a disruptive innovation is a product that is lower quality from the viewpoint of existing value networks, AND offer lower margins to those vendors. The application, from existing value networks’ perspective, should not satisfy their customers’ needs and not be attractive from a financial point of view […]
Why Trump won’t be able to stop America’s decline
While Trump’s efforts to make America great again are admirable, and will probably lead to short-term results, the reasons for America’s decline are more systematic and cannot be affected by a single president. America suffers from the problems that Michael Porter describes in his book The Competitive Advantage of Nations. In it, Porter characterizes the rise and […]