Future Foresight – Creating Preferred Futures

Future Foresight – Creating Preferred Futures PathFinder4 Ecosystem Expert and Influencer, Andrew Vorster explains how to create preferred innovation futures. For years now I have cringed when someone introduces me as a “Futurist”. Thanks to media attention, marketing hype and the proliferation of snake-oil- salesmen, the once respected academic discipline of foresight now conjures up images of mystics and shamans and […]

Questions CIOs Are Asking About Digital Disruption

Published under Opinion by Marc Dowd on 5 Jul 17 Last week we had the pleasure of meeting CIOs and key decision makers responsible for innovation and IT at the True North Breakfast with a View briefing. Their observations and questions about disruptive innovation are perhaps common to many in an age of rapidly advancing technology, and ones you should also […]

Does Size Really Matter: An Insight into Whether You Can Be Too Small or Too Big to Disrupt Your Market

Does Size Really Matter: An Insight into Whether You Can Be Too Small or Too Big to Disrupt Your Market Published by Georgie Fairweather  Winner of the PathFinder4 student blog competition, University of Hertfordshire student Georgie Fairweather, explores the role of company size when disrupting existing markets. It can happen at any time, by anyone, anywhere – and it will almost always […]

Disruptive Alliances: Six Lessons from Antony and Cleopatra

Disruptive Alliances: Six Lessons from Antony and Cleopatra Published under Opinion by Vincent Rousselet on 3 May 17 With its highs and lows, the lessons from this 11-year union remain relevant to today’s increased focus on digital partnerships. The recent Ides of March remind us of the assassination of Julius Caesar in Rome over 2,060 years ago. That event triggered […]

Get Ahead of the Pack and Disrupt

Get Ahead of the Pack and Disrupt Digitisation is no longer new, it’s necessary. Investment in digital is essential if you are to stay in the game.  Beyond that, the only way to get ahead of your competitors in many industries is to be brave, to lead the pack and disrupt. So what is meant here […]

Video: The Impact of Disruption on Business

Video: The Impact of Disruption on Business The world is changing fast, very fast.  For example, did you know that half of the data that has ever been recorded, was generated in the last two years?  And we’re creating that data so fast that the time window is getting increasingly shorter.  Data will increase exponentially over the next few years […]

The Benefit of Disruptive Innovation: a Day of Illustration

The Benefit of Disruptive Innovation: a Day of Illustration Yesterday I spent the day with some pretty influential people and I noticed that their conception of disruptive innovation was vastly different. Several people in the room had budgets that stretch into billions per year – and yet because of their inability to grasp disruptive innovation that is surely going to be wasted. Why Disrupt? The […]

What is Disruptive Innovation?

What is Disruptive Innovation? It’s a very good question.  There are a number of buzz phrases from digital transformation, to digital disruption, technological innovation and disruptive innovation, but what does it all mean? There is always a danger with buzz words that they come to be synonymous with the lowest common denominator. For example, ‘digital disruption‘ for some may be little more than digital […]