Jun 17, 2014

What the theory of disruption gets wrong

Ultra-long, book-style piece from the New Yorker about innovation and disruption. And with an interesting yet obvious point: "Disruptive innovation is a theory about why businesses fail. It's not more than that. It doesn't explain change. It's not a law of nature. It's an artifact of history, an idea, forged in time; it's the manufacture of a moment of upsetting and edgy uncertainty. Transfixed by change, it's blind to continuity. It makes a very poor prophet."