With $80B revenue but a streak of 21 consecutive quarters of declining revenue, IBM has a big appetite for growth. The hungry of growth drives IBM investing billions into their AI business, namely IBM Watson Group. However, it also drives IBM away from a disruptive innovation even though it is in her own hand. The disruptive innovation in spotlight is Watson for Oncology. Continue reading
In the theory of disruptive innovation, Clayton Christensen argues that the incumbent companies introduce new and improved products year-by-year with the sustaining innovations, which eventually overshoot the performance that some customers can use because companies innovate faster than customers’ lives change. Overshooting creates opportunities for firms to change the basis of competition in order to earn above-average profits. After functionality and reliability have become goo enough, for example, the next competition dimensions could be convenience, customization, and price, etc. Continue reading
It is right, you don’t read the title wrong. In most people’s mind, Hadoop was almost a synonym of Big Data. Adding the magic word to your resume means more opportunities and higher pay. How possible is its future misty? Let’s get things clear together. Continue reading
Professor Clayton Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation has been enjoying a huge success on examining low-end disruptions and new-market disruptions. But it had recently met difficulties to explaining high-end disruptions such as iPhone and Tesla. In fact, technologies that starts from high-end market and then reaches mainstream market are not new. Thomas Edison did it more than 100 years ago.
So did only the rich (and cow boys/girls) ride the horses after Henry Ford invented the Model T. Today, Elon Musk does it again!
Tomorrow, only few can afford driving a car when self driving cars take the mainstream market.