48 minutes | Jun 5th 2017

Larry Downes - The Big Bang Disruptor

On this episode of Breaking.Digital host Doyle Buehler and Big Bang Disruption Expert Larry Downes delve into every facet of digital disruption from which industries can expect changes during this second wave, to how a company can survive a digital disruption, to how investors can nurture their entrepreneurs to achieve multiple disruption successes. Larry gives some quick tips on what to watch for when it comes to a potential disruption and explains why being a consumer-driven market is a great thing for businesses.

Is your company armed and ready for a potential digital disruptor? If you answered, “I don’t know” then you do not want to miss this brilliant and insightful talk with Larry Downes Internet industry analyst and author of the best-selling business technology book "Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance”. Downes and host Doyle Buehler leave no stone unturned when discussing all things digital disruption and how your company can adapt and survive these inevitable changes.

Downes defines disruption as an “innovation is one that is both better and cheaper than the thing that it's replacing or competing with.” He not only defines what digital disruption means for today’s businesses but discusses some fascinating aspects of disruption drawing on research from his best-selling book, the "Big Bang Disruption." Downes states that, “We are at the next great wave of disruption.” He shares strategies that will determine if your company can survive a digital disruption and which industries now have a target on their back.

Larry writes regularly for The Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CNET, and The Washington Post, covering the intersection of technology, politics and business. He has held faculty appointments at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Northwestern University School of Law, and the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he was Associate Dean of the School of Information. From 2006-2010, he was a nonresident Fellow at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society.

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