Disruptive Trends to Watch in 2013
by Scott Anthony
“three seminal moments in any disruptive innovation’s development:
- Conception. When a disruptive idea is first born, typically far away from the market’s mainstream. In these early days, there typically are a range of companies experimenting with a new model, fighting to figure out a sustainable business model.
- Coming of age. When at least one of the would-be disruptors crosses from the fringes to more mainstream applications.
- Crossing over. When the disruptor becomes the mainstream. Sometimes this shift results in the whole-sale replacement of the previous market leader; sometimes it creates a completely parallel market (which typically ends up being larger than the previous market due to the democratizing power of disruption).”
1. 3-D printing.
2. The Internet of Things.
3. New healthcare business models.
4. Low-cost, online, competency-based learning universities.
“It is still early enough in the development of any of these areas that market leaders in respective sectors have sufficient time to formulate response strategies. They should be doing much more than watching and analyzing however — they should be actively experimenting in the disruptive space, either through organic efforts or through investments and partnerships.”