After a bit of a gap I am back posting at our long form blog
This one is on how to include looking for possible disruptions into an environmental scanning process while accepting you will always miss lots of them.
The post includes several disruptions from our scanning database:
Automate or Perish
Successful businesses will be those that optimize the mix of humans, robots, and algorithms.
We are seeing a widespread disruption of institutions: not just economically and technologically but also in their status in society. Note: Gallup finds that more than half the institutions it tracks have hit historic lows in confidence in the last five years.
E-Commerce Is Head Over Heels for Pinterest
evidence that Pinterest is skyrocketing:
- In Q2, referral traffic from Pinterest is up 2,535 percent year over year.
- In Q2, referral traffic from Facebook is up 2.7 percent year over year.
- Conversion rates from Pinterest are 0.43 percent in Q2, up from 0.29 percent in Q1 2012.
- Conversion rates for Facebook are 0.61 percent in Q2, up from 0.49 percent in Q1 2012.
Disruption in Film Making
Every aspiring filmmaker should get really excited right about now. A group of programming enthusiasts have successfully hacked a Kinect to produce a stunning new hybrid of video and computer generated imagery. CGI is hard. And expensive. This technique puts it within reach of anyone with a Kinect and a digital camera.
Scoot Airlines Cuts 7% of Aircraft Weight and Slashes Fuel Bills by Switching to iPad 2 Rental
No more airline entertainment systems or servicing!
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