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15 Jun

What Disruption Actually Is ( and What it’s Not)

From Nick Kalliagkopoulos – Prime Ventures (@kalliagk) Disruption according to the Cambridge dictionary is ‘an interruption in the usual way that a system, process or event works’. In the context of technology, startups and Venture Capital, disruption has become a buzzword that is overused and very often misused. You can constantly read about Product X being ‘disruptive’, or companies and whole industries being ‘disrupted’ on a daily basis. Everyone though has their own understanding and definition of disruption. What many people do not actually know is that there is an entire academic theory, defined and analysed by Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School Professor. During the past 2 months I took an online course from HBS on Disruption, called ‘Disruptive Strategy with...
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