What is it really to disrupt, or what is a disruptive innovation? And to put it in the African context, what does ‘disruption’ mean for the continent and what are the opportunities to disrupt?
A dictionary definition of the term ‘disrupt‘ is:
to throw into turmoil or disorder
to interrupt the progress of (a movement, meeting, etc.)
to break or split (something) apart
Disruptive innovation is NOT making a good product better
Clayton Christensen, the Harvard Business School professor who coined the term and came up ...
The jokes are over for another year. April Fool’s Day has passed and you can go back to enjoying your favourite news sources in peace (that is, unless they get taken in by another hoax). Some big names took part in this year's April Fools' party and even though we didn't (or maybe we did and you didn't notice because it was that good), we found quite a few of the hoaxes quite fun.
So here is our round-up of our ...
With less than six weeks until Diablo 3 hits our shelves, it seems the perfect time to take a look at the latest version of the beta — a real treat with a bag of tricks.
The first noticeable aspect of Diablo 3 (D3) as it stands is its simplicity. Blizzard has refined everything from the skills system to the menus, to such an extent that the result is uncluttered and unadulterated fun.
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How powerful is Facebook when it comes to connecting mobile social gamers with each other? In answering that question, it can’t hurt to look at a game with a significant number of downloads.
Since launching in December last year, Diamond Dash for iOS has been downloaded around 11-million times.
According to its designer Wooga, the game was also one of the first to include “a fully realised implementation of Facebook Connect”.
This means that people can interact with each other ...
Is Ashton Kutcher set to star in a biopic of Steve Jobs? If an article from Variety magazine is to be believed, then the answer is yes.
There was some doubt as to the story’s authenticity given that it first emerged on April Fools’ Day. Variety reporter Jeff Snider, however, sent out several tweets in an attempt to assure people of the story’s authenticity:
Guys, do you REALLY think the top @Variety brass & my editors would let me post ...
Despite no official news from Sony, PlayStation 4 rumours have spread like a bad virus across the internet. Gearburn.com rounds up the various factoids regarding Sony’s PlayStation 4.
The likelihood of the PS4 being dubbed “Orbis” is low. This is the working title of the PS4 according to this report and is extremely likely to change. Orbis means “circle” in Latin, so a possible “circle of life” deal, tied with the PS Vita? Sounds romantic,
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It’s not often that a geek rises to the top of a multi-billion dollar company. These are spots frequently filled by accountants or lawyers. But times are changing. In a technology-driven world, the geeks are rising to the top.
We know Microsoft was run by a geek (possibly the geekiest CEO of all time?) and Steve Jobs was somewhat of a geek (more a design-obsessed geek than anything else). In the startup world, technology investors frequently refuse to put their money ...
Why spend thousands to advertise in a top-notch magazine while you can start a whole new publication online for the same amount?
That is exactly the current mind-set of more and more companies, which have discovered that targeting your audience with a niche approach pays off better than advertising. Why? Well, who wouldn’t like a brand that thinks creatively outside the box?
Printing their own publications
The fashion industry seems to be leading the pack with this increasingly popular trend. Marketing director of ...
By now, unless you’ve been spending the vast majority of your time hankering around the Gobi Desert, sans internet, you’ll have noticed the abundance of ecommerce sites that have sprung up, especially in emerging market regions. There’s no disputing it, ecommerce is a booming industry, and if the latest stats are anything to go by, we can assume that it's going to develop into even bigger and better things over the next few years.
An interesting success story around ecommerce is ...
No one should have been surprised by RIM’s year-end and fiscal Q4 earnings results, but then again no one expected RIM co-founder Jim Balsillie's retirement to come at the same time.
Three months ago we reported that Balsillie and RIM’s other co-founder Mike Lazaridis stepped down from their co-CEO positions to sit on RIM’s board, while then COO Thorsten Heins was promoted to new chief executive officer.
Balsillie’s retirement ends his 20 year run with Canada’s leading smartphone maker.
As I complete ...