Description : In recent years a new—disquieting—form of disruptive innovation has emerged, one that beats incumbents on both price and quality right from the start and quickly sweeps through every customer segment. This kind of “big bang” disruption can devastate entire product lines virtually overnight. Look at the effect that free navigation apps, preloaded on smartphones, had on the market for devices made by TomTom, Garmin, and Magellan. Big-bang disruptions often come out of the blue from people who aren’t your traditional competitors. Frequently, they’re developed by inventors who are just doing low-cost experiments with existing technologies to see what new products they can dream up. Once launched, these innovations don’t adhere to conventional strategic paths or normal patterns of market adoption. That makes them incredibly hard to combat. Though technology- and information-intensive firms are most vulnerable to big bangs, mature industries face this threat, too. Credit cards, automobiles, and education, for instance, are all experiencing early warning signs. But in every industry, big-bang disruption will be keeping executives in a cold sweat for a long time to come. This article, which originally appeared in Harvard Business Review, offers some strategic principles to help businesses survive big bangs.
Description : He didn't come to disrupt her life, he came to destroy it… Three empires. Two families. One disgusting feud. The Tarroes and the Vanhallens have been at one another's throats for decades. Hatred has permeated through their families. Warped their minds and skewed their view of the world. And as the Vanhallens work to fix their reputation, a plan unfolds to take down the Tarroes once and for all. Nicholas Vanhallen, the forgotten younger child, has always lived in his older brother's shadow. Which means he'll do anything to get into his father's good graces. Anything to win his father's love. His devotion. His respect. Until a plan to wiggle his way into the heart of Jacqueline Tarroe begins to backfire before the plan can get off the ground. The Sound of Breaking Hearts Series Book 1 – Disruption Book 2 – Destroy Book 3 – Devoted Search Terms: Romeo & Juliet, contemporary romance, dark romance, firefighter romance, new adult, new adult & college, Motorcycle Club Romance, Crime Romance, Romantic Action & Adventure, romantic suspense, romantic suspense, action adventure, HEA, happily ever after, true love, tragedy, tear jerker, thriller, romance thriller, romantic thriller, ptsd, addiction, contemporary romance, bad boy obsession, romance billionaire series, bbw, new, melody anne billionaire bachelors series, billionaire romance, billionaire r, FICTION / Romance / Contemporary FICTION / Romance / New Adult FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy F, sexy, hot and steamy, sport romance, hired wife, fake girlfriend, sweet love story, romance love, romance love triangle, new adult romance, billionaire obsession, contemporary romance and sex, free kindle romance, holiday, holiday romance, romance, billionaire, love and life, billionaire romance, famous actor, hot romance, hot doctors, bad boy, Alpha Bad Boy, Alpha male romance, fiction, big beautiful women, Romeo Juliet, Romeo & Juliet
Description : Quantifying and Managing Disruption Claims is a practical text that seeks to challenge current construction industry cost and time estimating methods, demystify the measurement of site labour/resource productivity and put forward a rational and sufficiently accurate method of quantifying the effects of disruption in terms of both cost and time. Through the use of the solutions on four very different demonstration construction projects, Quantifying and Managing Disruption Claims provides worked examples and tangible evidence of how the solution is designed to operate in practice.
Description : In the midnight darkness north of New Orleans, the towboat's routine trip up the Mississippi River becomes something far more deadly. Captain Charlie Graff is suddenly thrust into the middle of one of the most twisted domestic terrorist plots ever conceived. He has to use his skill as Captain to protect his crew, his boat, his river, and his country. But he is not alone. On land, already overwhelmed FBI agent Emily Graham finds herself thrust into the role of leading the pursuit of the terrorists. Her journey leads to dead ends and dead witnesses. She discovers her trust in her team-members is wrong, the terrorists are not who they say they are, and that the people who actually initiated the attack don't even exist. This tense, fast-paced thriller is a thousand mile journey with more twists and turns than the river that carries it. A story that begins and ends with betrayal. Betrayal that has but one goal: Disruption.
Description : When people think of hackers, they usually think of a lone wolf acting with the intent to garner personal data for identity theft and fraud. But what about the corporations and government entities that use hacking as a strategy for managing risk? Why Hackers Win asks the pivotal question of how and why the instrumental uses of invasive software by corporations and government agencies contribute to social change. Through a critical communication and media studies lens, the book focuses on the struggles of breaking and defending the “trusted systems” underlying our everyday use of technology. It compares the United States and the European Union, exploring how cybersecurity and hacking accelerate each other in digital capitalism, and how the competitive advantage that hackers can provide corporations and governments may actually afford new venues for commodity development and exchange. Presenting prominent case studies of communication law and policy, corporate hacks, and key players in the global cybersecurity market, the book proposes a political economic model of new markets for software vulnerabilities and exploits, and clearly illustrates the social functions of hacking.
Description : There is increasing concern in the media, among politicians and within environmental organizations, about the effects of chemicals in our environment that affect the endocrine systems of wildlife and humans. At its simplest these are referred to as `gender-bending' chemicals or `environmental estrogens'. The chemicals in question (pesticides, PCBs, plasticizers, petrochemicals, and a variety of industrial chemicals) have been known to decrease human sperm counts, cause fish to `change sex', and increase male genital abnormalities. A great deal of pressure has been placed on environmental protection agencies to devise regulatory tests for the effects of these chemicals and to require limitations on their manufacture and release. Fish are increasingly recognized as an excellent model for such tests, in that the aquatic environment may provide early warnings of the effects that these chemicals will have on human health. In addition, the large number of eggs which fish produce provides an excellent model to examine the effects on female fertility. Endocrine Disruption in Fish provides a simple yet extensive background to the field of fish endocrinology in order to assist those toxicologists who have a limited background in either mammalian or fish endocrinology. It shows that environmental estrogens do not simply affect male reproductive potential, but that they may equally well affect the female. It is possible that these chemicals may have a complex effect on the brain, hypothalamus, pituitary, gonad and liver of both sexes. There are many other chemicals which affect both the gonads and other parts of the endocrine system to cause decreased fertility, abnormal sexual differentiation and behavior, decreased response to stress, immune deficiency or altered basal metabolism. Many thousand man-made chemicals are released into the environment, but very few have been tested for endocrine disrupting activity. This book covers only the minute fraction for which evidence has been collected.
Description : Master the #1 Principle for Long-Term Market Dominance! The Phoenix Principle “Create Marketplace Disruptionis as thought-provoking as it is entertaining. Adam Hartung offers business managers and leaders new insights to long-term success that apply across markets and industries.” —Steve Burke, President, Comcast Cable Communications, Philadelphia, PA "Talking innovation is easier than practicing innovation. Adam offers an excellent approach for corporations to identify how to innovate to gain competitive advantage. A must read.” —Praveen Gupta, Editor-in-Chief,International Journal of Innovation Scienceand Chairman, Accelper Consulting, Schaumburg, IL Some companies can’t change in response to market disruptions. Those companies die. Other companies do respond...eventually. They survive, but they see their profits squeezed, their growth flattened. Then,there are the long-term winners: companies that create their own disruptions and thrive on change. InCreate Marketplace Disruption, Adam Hartung shows how to become one of those rare companies, creating lasting growth and profits. This book reveals why so many companies behave in ways that are utterly incompatible with long-term success...and why even “good to great” companies are struggling for air. You’ll discover how to reposition your organization away from the Flats and Swamps of traditional Defend and Extend Management and back into the Rapids of accelerated growth. Hartung demonstrates how to attack competitors’ Lock-ins, make their Success Formulas obsolete, and create the White Space needed to invent your own new formulas for success. Create Marketplace Disruptionshows how disrupting yourself is critical to reaping the benefits of market changes, and part of a process that executives and strategists can reproduce over and over again for improved results. How we got into this mess–and how to get out of it The myth of perpetuity and the dark side of success Reinventing success: no more Defend and Extend Creating your new Success Formulas and keeping them competitively advantaged Why “thinking outside the box” doesn’t work First, get outside the box. Then, think! Maintaining ”The Phoenix Principle” for long-term success Practicing Disruption until it comes naturally
Description : Blackmore analyses narratives of the Portuguese Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries through study of contemporary accounts of shipwrecks.