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Industry Disruption Is a Matter of Convenience
Most of you may remember this famous admonition of Blockbuster to its customers, politely asking them to rewind their movie tapes before returning them to the store. Tapes. Remember them? And who doesn’t remember Blockbuster? That magical place where you could select from hundreds of first-run movie titles to take away and watch in the […]
Artificial Intelligence, for Good and for Bad
Dave: Open the pod bay doors, Hal. Hal: I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. Dave: What’s the problem? Hal: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Some of you may remember those lines from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 science fiction masterpiece, as […]
Rough Ride Ahead with End of Net Neutrality
Interstate travel by car wasn’t always as smooth and easy as it is today. Going as far as 200 miles could often take half a day, as you moved along narrow, two-lane roads, jammed with congestion and lined with stop signs and traffic signals. On June 29, 1956, that began to change when President Dwight […]
Electric Vehicles Will Be Ubiquitous by 2030
If you own, work, invest, lend or supply anywhere in or around the automotive industry, there is a tsunami heading your way. It’s called the Electric Vehicle. And it’s going to cause tremendous disruptive in quite a few sectors. Electric vehicles, or EVs, account for only 1% of all new vehicle products. But, that’s about […]
What Is the Next Big Disruptive Technology?
Nothing disrupts a legacy market like good technological innovation. And investors and business owners need to pay close attention to new innovation, or face being swept away by the resulting disruption. Case in point. The buggy manufacturers who continued to manufacture their products and overstock their inventory after Henry Ford began mass producing his automobile. […]
Recognizing a Killer Idea
Nader Sabry is a pretty successful guy. He’s the CEO and founder of TIMEZ5 Global Inc. and a managing partner at the McGill Consulting Group. He has successfully secured venture capital in starting his own firms and helped to create and build several high-growth companies. He is also the former head of innovation and thought-leadership […]