The processes and incentives that companies use to keep focused on their main customers work so well that they blind those companies to important new technologies in emerging markets.
Clayton Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation explained – in under two minutes:
BSkyB’s shares took a heavy hit today after the news of BT’s successful bid for the exclusive right to screen live Champions League and Europa League football in a three-year deal (350 fixtures in total), starting from 2015.
Sky’s share price dropped over 10% in one day, wiping around £1.5 billion from its stock market value. According to Reuters, this leaves the company suddenly looking vulnerable in a market that it helped to build (and monopolise).
But the warning signs were there to see last year when BT won the rights to show 38 live Premier League matches a season, leaving some to suggest that Sky massively underestimated the significant threat of its main competitor.
What better way to spend a hot summer day than racing down the highway with the sunroof wide open, blasting out the latest album by Primal Scream?
Describing the tracks “River of Pain” and “Hit Void” as “post-Bitches Brew jazz-fusion dubscapes”, The Independent’s Andy Gill is of the view that it’s a much-welcomed return to form: an eclectic mix of experimental post-modern rock fused with free jazz and their trademark Screamadelica poppiness. There’s even a cacophonous string section in “River of Pain”.
It’s the best thing Prml Scrm have done since Xtrmntr…
Today sees the release of The National’s long-awaited and much-anticipated follow up to 2010′s sumptuous High Violet. And the wait has been worth it.
“Trouble Will Find Me” is a dark, brooding masterpiece.
It will burrow deep into your brain – an elegant but understated album that needs repeated plays to slowly reveal the beauty hidden in the multilayered melodies and brittle emotions.
There’s something mesmerising about it: great music for playing extremely loud in the car auf der autobahn.
The ex-Kraftwerk classically trained percussionist who co-wrote some of their biggest hits (The Model, Computer Love, The Robots, Man Machine, RadioActivity) has produced an intriguing album which really captures the essence of Kraftwerk at their best.