BORGES’ MAP Navigating a World of Digital Disruption

spot-01Digital disruption is not a new phenomenon. But the opportunities and risks it presents shift over time. Competitive advantage flows to the businesses that see and act on those shifts first. We are entering the third, and most consequential, wave of digital disruption. It has profound implications not only for strategy but also for the structures of companies and industries. Business leaders need a new map to guide them. This article explains the factors underlying these disruptive waves, outlines the new strategic issues they raise, and describes a portfolio of new strategic moves that business leaders need to master.

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Why the Millennials Are the Most Important Generation Yet

Why the Millennials Are the Most Important Generation YetMillennials are those born between 1980-2000, today between the ages of 15-35. This post is about millennials – why they are changing the game, how to hire them, and how to keep them motivated. The data presented below comes from Mary Meeker’s “Internet Trends Report” – one […]

 

IBM Shows Off a Quantum Computing Chip

IBM Shows Off a Quantum Computing ChipWhen cooled down to a fraction of a degree above absolute zero, the four dark elements at the center of the circuit in the middle of this image can represent digital data using quantum mechanical effects. A superconducting chip developed at IBM demonstrates an important step needed for the […]

 

Is Any Industry Safe From disruption?

Is Any Industry Safe From disruption?I recently dipped my toe into the Metals and Mining waters and walked away with the reinforcement that every industry is susceptible to disruption. There has long been a feeling that non-digital industries are safe from the power of disruption. In a recent piece on a New Economic Paradigm […]

 

With Google’s Jacquard, wearable technology may have just grown up

With Google’s Jacquard, wearable technology may have just grown upGoogle this morning unveiled the creation of one of its better ATAP projects — Project Jacquard — a conductive fabric that can communicate with digital devices. The technology is small and lightweight, and it just might help connected clothing officially come of age.  […]

 

Google’s surprising portal into the future of virtual reality

Google’s surprising portal into the future of virtual realityGoogle is the most important tech company in the world, depending on who you ask.

Between YouTube, Google search, and Gmail, the Mountain View, California-based company created, owns, and operates much of what we’ve come to expect from using the internet. The company’s influence is so great that its name is a verb – “Could you Google a good restaurant for tonight, darling?”  […]

 

The Ultimate Interface: Your Brain

The Ultimate Interface: Your BrainThe final frontier of digital technology is integrating into your own brain. DARPA wants to go there. Scientists want to go there. Entrepreneurs want to go there. And increasingly, it looks like it’s possible.

You’ve probably read bits and pieces about brain implants and prostheses. Let me give you the big picture. […]

 

The Digital Imperative

The Digital Imperative

When consumer needs and competitive landscapes are rapidly evolving, it’s no longer possible to craft a long-term strategy, assign responsibility and performance targets, and execute a three- to five-year plan. “Agile” methods successfully pioneered in software development at companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter have shown real advantages through learning by doing, rapidly and frequently delivering working products inspired by real consumer needs, developing innovative delivery methods and value propositions, and adapting to changing requirements.  […]

 

Contextual Storytelling, Part 3: Breaking the Fourth Wall – IoT as a Story of Connections

Contextual Storytelling, Part 3: Breaking the Fourth Wall – IoT as a Story of Connections

Currently there is much discussion around the Internet of Things (IoT) and how connected devices and things will fit into the current infrastructure of the Internet. However, there has been little discussion about what new user experiences will be possible with IoT.  […]

 

Designing for the Internet of things

Designing for the Internet of things

The IoT calls for nothing less than a new era of design And the designers that define it will be the architects of the modern world By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the web, from lamp posts, cars and doorbells to your pet dog and […]

 
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