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Trendy Technologies Never Live Up to the Hype. Until They Do.

Trendy Technologies Never Live Up to the Hype. Until They Do. | Disruptive Innovation in Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
Virtual reality may be one of the most important technologies in our future, producing a great leap forward in many fields. While most people now focus on VR’s use in entertainment areas, its real impacts will be in the arts, business, communication, design, education, engineering, medicine, and many other fields....
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Why and What About Should Startups Blog?

Why and What About Should Startups Blog? | Disruptive Innovation in Academic Libraries | Scoop.it

Startups often launch blogs without rhyme or reason. Here is the only rhyme and reason you need to succeed.


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, July 6, 2015 7:50 AM
An excellent answer by former Hubspot's Jay Acunzo. His best piece of advice is that entrepreneurs should think of their blogs as answering the same problem their product does. This is exactly what I've discovered as we developed Scoop.it (and our blog): just like the only reason your startup should exist is to solve a particular problem for a particular group of people, your blog should only exist to provide useful content to this same group of people on that same problem. You can even take this further and consider the followings:- your blog might be the best way to start your company: there are a more and more successful companies that started by building an audience before building products. Copyblogger is a good example. - If you can't add value to people by telling them how to solve their problem, it's very unlikely your product will. Blogging helps you not only tell things which your product don't necessarily does well but also understand your customers' needs and pain point.
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Theory of ‘innovative disruption’ has been completely distorted - Taipei Times

Theory of ‘innovative disruption’ has been completely distorted - Taipei Times | Disruptive Innovation in Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
One of the sacred texts of the tech industry is The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen. The key to its seductive appeal lies in the subtitle: “When new technologies cause great firms to fail.”
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The Disruption Machine - The New Yorker

The Disruption Machine - The New Yorker | Disruptive Innovation in Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
In the last years of the nineteen-eighties, I worked not at startups but at what might be called finish-downs. Tech companies that were dying would hire temps—college students and new graduates—to do what little was left of the work of the employees they’d laid off. This was in Cambridge, near M.I.T. I’d type users’ manuals, save them onto 5.25-inch floppy disks, and send them to a line printer that yammered like a set of prank-shop chatter teeth, but, by the time the last perforated page coiled out of it, the equipment whose functions those manuals explained had been discontinued. We’d work a month here, a week there. There wasn’t much to do. Mainly, we sat at our desks and wrote wishy-washy poems on keyboards manufactured by Digital Equipment Corporation, left one another sly messages on pink While You Were Out sticky notes, swapped paperback novels—Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood, Gabriel García Márquez, that kind of thing—and, during lunch hour, had assignations in empty, unlocked offices. At Polaroid, I once found a Bantam Books edition of “Steppenwolf” in a clogged sink in an employees’ bathroom, floating like a raft. “In his heart he was not a man, but a wolf of the steppes,” it said on the bloated cover. The rest was unreadable.
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How To Self-Publish a Book With WordPress

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Whether you’re circulating a periodic publication or writing a book, WordPress provides an easy way to organize and structure your content while it’s in process. Posts can be kept private while you’re working on finishing the book. Alternatively, you can release installments of your work to the public by publishing them on your WordPress site. This option gives you the benefit of community feedback during the process of writing your book.

 

Whatever process you choose to enhance your workflow is up to you. WordPress offers the flexibility and tools for any approach and provides several advantages over traditional publishing houses


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 5, 2014 11:31 AM

Wordpress seems to be an ideal tool for self-publishing. Read more to find out the impressive details.

Samantha Mackay's curator insight, January 5, 2014 2:41 PM

Useful. There are so many different ways to write a book.

Dian Fadhilawati's curator insight, January 6, 2014 9:37 PM

Publishing your book with  WordPress

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MOOCs: A Disruptive Innovation or Not? -

MOOCs: A Disruptive Innovation or Not? - | Disruptive Innovation in Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
Nearly five years ago on October 27, 2008 Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn briefed participants at an American Enterprise Institute [AEI] meeting on “Disruptive Innovation in Education and Health Care.” Christensen and his work were well known...
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Business Influentials Blog – Disruptive Innovation explained

Business Influentials Blog – Disruptive Innovation explained | Disruptive Innovation in Academic Libraries | Scoop.it

"If you don’t know what ‘disruptive innovation’ is then you best watch this video of Professor Clayton Christensen explaining a term he coined in the early nineties."

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Has ‘Disruptive Innovation’ Run Its Course? Not Yet…-- K@W

Has ‘Disruptive Innovation’ Run Its Course? Not Yet…-- K@W | Disruptive Innovation in Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
According to one critique, the concept of disruptive innovation has been allowed to run amok. Is it time to question how the term is being applied?
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Clayton Christensen Responds to New Yorker Takedown of 'Disruptive Innovation'

Clayton Christensen Responds to New Yorker Takedown of 'Disruptive Innovation' | Disruptive Innovation in Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
Harvard business guru accuses Harvard history professor of "criminal act of dishonesty"
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What Jill Lepore Gets Wrong About Clayton Christensen and Disruptive Innovation

What Jill Lepore Gets Wrong About Clayton Christensen and Disruptive Innovation | Disruptive Innovation in Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
This article is by Clark Gilbert, the chief executive of The Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media.For nearly 10 years I studied the effects of disruptive innovation on industry transitions. I began my formal research as a doctoral student under Clayton Christensen, and it culminated during my subsequent work on [...]
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Libraries and diplomas—and the players in between | Christensen Institute

Libraries and diplomas—and the players in between | Christensen Institute | Disruptive Innovation in Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
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How to Disrupt the Santa Claus for Hire Industry

How to Disrupt the Santa Claus for Hire Industry | Disruptive Innovation in Academic Libraries | Scoop.it
An alert editor alerted me to the fact that my previous articles on innovative ways to disrupt various industries have somehow overlooked the "Santa Claus for hire" industry. How could I be so blind
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Not really for the library - but a kool idee!

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How Researchers Map The Future Of Innovation

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Microsoft Research Director Peter Lee on how the trials and tribulations of artificial intelligence demonstrate how researchers create the future.

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Jean-Pierre Laisne's curator insight, October 24, 2013 4:31 AM

Positioning your project on such a matrix is quite interesting.

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MOOC Evaluation & Disruptive Technologies

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The OLDS MOOC (Open Learning Design Studio MOOC) evaluation report by Simon Cross has just been published and I thought it was worth a quick look.  OLDS MOOC, based at The Open University, was a le...

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