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Not Just An App: The Front End Of The Trillion-Dollar, Full-Stack Revolution

Not Just An App: The Front End Of The Trillion-Dollar, Full-Stack Revolution | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Stop calling Uber, Airbnb and Munchery just apps. These apps are the front end of a full-stack revolution powered by cloud, mobile, drones, robots and AI. These apps started as simple solutions to match demand and supply, but they have the potential to reinvent entire industries.

Today’s apps can best be compared to websites of the last tech revolution (or bubble) in late ’90s. The best of them, like Amazon, started as simple websites, but today invent drones, build robots and invest billions of dollars in all kinds of innovation and research to transform retail, logistics and even computing. Uber is beginning to show signs of that transformation with its move into driverless cars and maps — the other Uber-like winners will follow. Those that minimize what these apps do don’t understand that a full-stack revolution is afoot. Read more: click image or title.




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Simple #apps are re-shaping the world we live in and transforming entire industries. Pay attention, change is accelerating.

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Marc Andreessen teaches startups what disruption is really about (in 17 tweets) | VentureBeat | Entrepreneur | by Jordan Novet

Marc Andreessen teaches startups what disruption is really about (in 17 tweets) | VentureBeat | Entrepreneur | by Jordan Novet | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Marc Andreessen is one of those few people whose opinion about disruption is actually worth paying attention to.

You’ve probably heard about “disruptive innovation,” a concept from Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. But prominent Silicon Valley Marc Andreessen wants to be sure that you actually understand disruption — because the term does get thrown around a lot.

In his latest onslaught of tweets, Andreessen this morning first quoted from Christensen’s writings and then went on to provide examples. And then he went on to show why people really should be in favor of disruption.

And it’s worth paying attention to Andreessen on disruption, given that he was one of the key people behind the Netscape Navigator web browser, a hit among consumers that improved on the Mosaic web browser he had developed for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

The position from Andreessen, a cofounder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, amounts to a strong defense of the concept. It’s quite a bit different from New Yorker writer Jill Lepore’s critical take on it.

Andreessen’s newly articulated stance could well bring on a whole new round of discussion about the already widely cited term.

To see the series of Tweets, go here to the original article: http://snip.ly/2M7P



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Every wondered what disruption is really all about? It's probably much more than you imagined.

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What Is a Business Model? - HBR

What Is a Business Model? - HBR | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

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A history, from Drucker to Christensen.

...Introducing a better business model into an existing market is the definition of a disruptive innovation. To help strategists understand how that works Clay Christensen presented a particular take on the matter in “In Reinventing Your Business Model” designed to make it easier to work out how a new entrant’s business model might disrupt yours. This approach begins by focusing on the customer value proposition — what Christensen calls the customer’s “job-to-be-done.” It then identifies those aspects of the profit formula, the processes, and the resources that make the rival offering not only better, but harder to copy or respond to —  a different distribution system, perhaps (the iTunes store); or faster inventory turns (Kmart);  or maybe a different manufacturing approach (steel minimills)...

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Excellent article and overview of many business models. Must read for any entrepreneur and business developer.

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Ian Harris's curator insight, February 8, 2015 7:50 PM

A good refresher on exactly what a business model is and how they have developed.

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Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Twelve emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the potential to truly reshape the world in which we live and work.
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Great report from McKinsey, 'Need to Know'!

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