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Advances in technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology and biotechnology have the potential to disrupt the rules of the game for every industry.

Challengers with big dreams, new tools and a "can do" attitude are creating new sources of value, changing the face of competition and disrupting the foundations on which our industries and institutions are built.

To prepare your business for the changes ahead you need to adopt a fresh approach to strategy and leadership, and be ready to disrupt your business before someone else does it for you.

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BCG's "Digital Disconnect"

Research published this past week by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) reveals the true story about the preparedness of companies around the world to respond to the looming disruptive threat posed by big data and mobile technologies. As stories go, it is extremely sobering. The data suggests a major disconnect, firstly between the reality of technological change and the level of threat perceived by senior executives, and secondly between their perceptions of threat and their organisational response to it ...

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Exponential Organizations

Till now there has been a dearth of well researched, authoritative literature on exponential change, the opportunities it brings for entrepreneurs and the implications for the leaders of industry incumbent organisations large and small.  That all changed a little over a week ago with the publication of a book called "Exponential Organizations" ...

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Hybrid thinking

Renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil is worth listening to for a number of reasons. His thinking on the future of technology and its impact on people is of itself cutting edge and controversial. But Ray Kurzweil isn't merely an observer of trends, he is also one of the most decorated inventors in the USA, a celebrated entrepreneur and a leading force in driving the evolution of a range of technologies. In short, he doesn't just predict the future of technologies ...

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IBM seeks app developers to harness Watson

IBM's Watson should be on the "disruption radar" for almost every knowledge-based business on the planet. Cognitive computing, a form of artificial intelligence, will in my view be a major game-changer for almost all knowledge-based businesses. Having made an announcement in January that they were placing Watson's cognitive computing capabilities in the cloud they then opened the platform up to developers around the world. This week's announcement goes one step further and ...

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