3 ways to beat industry disruptors at their own game

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The London Business School Review has published an article looking at disruptive innovation and says there are 3 ways to beat industry disruptors at their own game. Treat disruption as both an opportunity and a threat The mistake many companies make is to see disruption as a threat and ignore opportunities. Nintendo was threatened by the Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox. They saw the opportunity as well as the threat, and developed the Wii. Think like an entrepreneur Think of BA’s response to the threats of the low-cost air carriers. They developed a new brand – Go – later sold, while they changed their business model. Get ready to defend and attack When your market is under attack, you need to both defend it and also come up with something new. Nestle did this when it developed Espresso. The company developed one strategy to protect the core business and a …

Entrpreneurs 2012 – Con-Trick or Conference: a review!

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Entrepreneurs 2012 promised to be a fantastic learning experience with well known entrepreneurs and personalities used to attract punters – including President Clinton, Ruby Wax, Kevin Spacey…. Unfortunately the promise was not delivered. Instead most speakers were selling “follow-my route to riches” type schemes, ignoring the entrepreneurs mantra that success comes from being different and creating something new and original.