Many organizations have spent decades understanding how to make trade-offs in their businesses, where the profit pools are, and the structure of their value chains. Digital changes all that. First, on an overarching level, digital currently destroys more economic value for incumbents than it creates. There are two main drivers. The first one is that digital creates transparency that allows a much higher percentage of … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Author: Laura LaBerge | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: IT / Technology / E-Business, Strategy, Trends / Analysis
The influential economic theorist looks ahead to a world of virtually free energy and zero marginal cost production, and to a desperate race against climate change.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Art Kleiner, Jeremy Rifkin, Juliette Powell | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Economics, Trends / Analysis
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is often described as a collection of connected sensors, but it is actually a much more complex concept. It involves not only the connection and integration of devices that monitor the physical world—temperature, pressure, altitude, motion, proximity to something else, biometrics, sound, images, and so forth—but also the aggregation, relationship, and analysis of the information those devices create in order … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Authors: John Lucker, Tom Davenport | Source: Deloitte Review | Subjects: IT / Technology / E-Business, Trends / Analysis
Shelly Palmer, one of the world’s leading digital-technology commentators, talks about the evolution of the entertainment and media industry.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Art Kleiner, Deborah Bothun, Shelly Palmer | Source: strategy+business | Subject: Trends / Analysis
That broad narrative of intensifying competition, as well as the growing need for cooperation, contains challenges, but also great opportunity. We hear about the challenges every day in our conversations with global business leaders: How long can their traditional sources of competitive advantage survive in the face of technological shifts? How will changing consumer and societal expectations affect their business models? What does it mean … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Authors: Ezra Greenberg, Martin Hirt, Sven Smit | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: Economics, Trends / Analysis
Growth is shifting, disruption is accelerating, and societal tensions are rising. Confronting these dynamics will help you craft a better strategy, and forge a brighter future.
Editor’s Note: by its nature, this is a topical article but I think the analysis provided is interesting and I think it will still be worth reading in future years to see how accurate it turns out to be. … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Authors: Ezra Greenberg, Martin Hirt, Sven Smit | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subject: Trends / Analysis
Global businesses are about to integrate their operations into a seamless digital whole, and thereby change the world.
Content: Article | Authors: Jesper Vedsø, Reinhard Geissbauer, Stefan Schrauf | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: IT / Technology / E-Business, Trends / Analysis
Ignore Bitcoin’s challenges. In this interview, Don Tapscott explains why blockchains, the technology underpinning the cryptocurrency, have the potential to revolutionize the world economy.
Content: Article | Author: Don Tapscott | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: IT / Technology / E-Business, Trends / Analysis
A supply-and-demand guide to digital disruption.
Content: Article | Authors: Angus Dawson, Jay Scanlan, Martin Hirt | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: IT / Technology / E-Business, Management, Strategy, Trends / Analysis
In trying to make sense of economic uncertainty, it pays to look beyond conventional wisdom for an explanatory theory of the hidden fundamentals that can drive or hinder growth. Hence this interview.
Mark Anderson is the editor, publisher, and chief correspondent of the Strategic News Service newsletter, one of the most incisive publications in its field. Ostensibly about the future of the computer and communications industries, … [ Read more ]
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Art Kleiner, Mark Anderson | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Economics, Trends / Analysis
Bob Sutton discusses the questionable value of books about how to build great companies.
Content: Article | Author: Robert I. Sutton | Subjects: Management, Trends / Analysis
Human beings are information omnivores: we are constantly collecting, labeling, and organizing data. But today, the shift from the physical to the digital is mixing, burning, and ripping our lives apart. In the past, everything had its one place–the physical world demanded it–but now everything has its places: multiple categories, multiple shelves. Simply put, everything is suddenly miscellaneous.
In Everything Is Miscellaneous, David Weinberger charts the … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: David Weinberger | Subject: Trends / Analysis
Gallup’s World Poll reveals new findings on the “great global dream” and how it will affect the rise of the next economic empire.
Content: Article | Author: Jim Clifton | Source: Gallup Management Journal | Subjects: Economics, International, Miscellaneous, Trends / Analysis
Scenarios are now a part of every successful manager’s toolkit. This book is the first comprehensive guide to the latest developments in scenario thinking written by today’s leading practitioners in the field. -Napier Collyns.
Content: Book | Authors: Liam Fahey, Robert M. Randall | Subjects: Management, Trends / Analysis
The basis of trust may be changing. It used to be based on reciprocity and as such was fragile and personal. Because of technology, trust is now based on reputation among people who don’t know each. It is both less personal and more robust.
Content: Article | Author: Philip Evans | Source: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) | Subjects: Miscellaneous, Trends / Analysis
Marc Andreessen discusses the difference between “spaces” (or trends) and markets, focusing on the Web 2.0 trend.
Content: Article | Author: Marc Andreessen | Source: Pmarca | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Trends / Analysis
Converging trends are creating a new technology ecosystem that will address concerns ranging from hardware, applications and infrastructure to systems development and worker enablement. Net result: Enterprise agility will be the next basis of competition.
Content: Article | Author: Kishore S. Swaminathan | Source: Outlook Journal (Accenture) | Subjects: IT / Technology / E-Business, Trends / Analysis
The open source model can play an important role in innovation, but know its limitations.
Content: Article | Author: Nicholas G. Carr | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: IT / Technology / E-Business, Trends / Analysis