The Next Big Thing Usually Starts Out Looking Like Nothing At All

The Next Big Thing Usually Starts Out Looking Like Nothing At All

The Next Big Thing Usually Starts Out Looking Like Nothing At All In the 1930’s, the great industrialist George Eastman engaged in a minor debate with his friend, the education reformer Abraham Flexner, about who contributed most to science. Eastman pointed to Guglielmo Marconi, who invented of radio and transformed the world. Yet Flexner argued that given the discoveries of scientists like James Clerk Maxwell and Heinrich Hertz, Marconi’s invention was...
The First Rule Of Disruption

The First Rule Of Disruption

The First Rule Of Disruption Working on a startup? Have a 800 pound gorilla you’re trying to disrupt? That’s awesome. But here’s a tip: Don’t talk about disrupting them. The first rule of disruption is: You do not talk about disruption. Why is this so important? Why shouldn’t you declare to the world (and the tech press) that you’re going after the big...