disruption

“What does the understanding of media contribute to the understanding of life? Journalistic institutions slowly transform themselves into silent sweatshops in which words cannot wait for thoughts, and first responses are promoted into best responses, and patience is a professional liability. As the frequency of expression grows, the force of expression diminishes: Digital expectations of alacrity and terseness confer the highest prestige upon the twittering cacophony of one-liners and promotional announcements. It was always the case that all things must pass, but this is ridiculous.” – Among the Disrupted

“In other words, sustainable innovation works as well as or better than disruption, but the U.S., thanks to figures like Prof. Christensen, wasn’t allowed to have it. Americans could have developed advanced skills for advanced manufacturing and services as did Germany, Japan, China, Sweden, et al, but nooo—economists and business theorists taught that it was uneconomical to invest in all the Tammy Thomas’s of the country so that they could “tinker” brilliantly for the sustainability of U.S manufacturing and its heartland cities.” – Christensen’s Disruptive Innovation after the Lepore Critique ~ Remaking the University

“As Roger Martin says, the theory of disruption has helpfully created an awareness about a phenomenon that deserves attention: there is a tendency for incumbents to keep on exploiting a technology that works for their economic structure, but no longer for customers. But the theory sheds insufficient light on the question of how do you tell a dangerous disruption from an illusory one. There is no clear metric of disruption. All disruptions are not equal. Applying ‘disruption theory’ to every vertical value chain is misleading and doesn’t deal with the tougher question about how to distinguish between dangerous and illusory disruptions.” – The New Yorker: Battle Of The Strategy Titans