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THE BOOK THAT CHANGED THE GAME
Create Marketplace Disruption: How to Stay Ahead of the Competition
By Adam Hartung, July 2008, FT Press
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 and their growth flattened. Then there are the long-term winners; companies that create their own disruptions and thrive on change. In Create Marketplace Disruption, Adam Hartung shows how to become one of those rare companies by creating lasting growth and profits.
Adam’s 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. Adam 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.
What you will learn:
Create Marketplace Disruption shows how disrupting yourself is critical to reaping the benefits of market changes, and part of a process that can be reproduced over and over again. By reading this book, you will discover:
- How we get into business trouble, and how to get out of it: The myth of perpetuity and the dark side of success.
- That reinventing success means no more Defend and Extend: How to create your new Success Formulas and stay competitively advantaged.
- Why “thinking outside the box” doesn’t work: First, get outside the box — then, think!
- How to maintain “The Phoenix Principle” for long-term success: Practicing Disruption until it comes naturally.
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Most companies don’t have the experience or the process to attempt disruptive innovation. But, your organization can learn and gain experience while innovating in adjacent market segments. Here are the steps to succeed.read more
Disruptive innovation takes place in “white space”, is challenging and can be risky. Most companies could benefit from starting with basic innovation just outside their comfort zone.read more
Progressive companies have reduced the risk of disruptive innovation by partnering with the increasing number of business incubators. What started as a way for local governments and universities to add jobs and technology has become a Win-Win collaboration between big business and government. Here’s how your company can jump in.read more
Amazon is to Innovation as GE is to…? Status Quo. The danger of all established companies is that they defend the existing “success formula” and extend the product line rather than innovate. This leads to the Whirlpool of decline from which few companies escape. You can avoid the trap.read more
For summer reading, catch up on these three posts from my Forbes blog on the power of Trends.read more
DOWNLOAD ADAM’S EBOOKS AND PRESENTATIONS
- Adam Hartung’s Investor Presentation (PPT)
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- Adam Hartung’s Status Quo Risk Management Playbook (PDF)
- Adam Hartung’s Status Quo Risk Management Playbook- Assessing Risk (PDF)
- The Fall of GM: What Went Wrong and How to Avoid It’s Mistakes (PDF)