Timing is Important to Make an Innovative Idea Disruptive


 
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Timing is Important to Make an Innovative Idea Disruptive
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, Premium Member
America had to be discovered more than once, until it really had been discovered. The Apple Newton was a superior answer to a question that people did not bother at that time.
Likewise, Kodak invented the first portable digital camera (more), but the quality of the pictures was so inferior compared to traditional technologies at that time, that they dismissed it. The camera weight was 8 pounds, the resolution 0.01 Megapixel, there were no printers available nor internet services to transmit the picture to a laboratory. There were just floppy disks, and these were low in storage and high in size.

It's easy to claim that Kodak missed an opportunity at that time. Bu...Sign up
 

 
Yes, But You Can Decide and Make the Timing
Gabi Levin, Israel, Member
Kodak missed the opportunity. It's as simple as that. Yes they were the first and faced obstacles, but had they not been so comfortable with their suc...Sign up
 

 
Remember Leonarda Da Vinci
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, Premium Member
Leonarda Da Vinci made many inventions well ahead of his time. Why were people not interested? Another example: The first telephone has been invented ...Sign up
 

 
Where Good Ideas Come From
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, Premium Member
Steven Johnson in his 2010 book Where Good Ideas Come FromSign up
 

 
Timing is Critical
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, Premium Member
@Bernhard Keim: I suggest innovation can sometimes go further than delivering an answer society wants to see solved...Sign up
 

 
Kodak Could Read the Writing on the Wall (but Wasnít Willing to Pay the Price)
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, Premium Member
@Gabi Levin: I recently read about Kodak's failure in the book Sign up
 

 
Short Versus Long Sightedness
Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom, Premium Member
@Gary Wong: I agree Gary. I am sure that there are many cases where the short term greed of the bean counters ou...Sign up
 

 
Relying too much on the Historic Core Business
Charles Alter, Consultant, United States, Member
@Maurice Hogarth: I agree the case of Kodak and many other companies that have been disrupted, including their Roch...Sign up
 

 
Can't Ignore Other Factors Conducive to Disruptive Innovation
Helen Strong, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
Totally agree that timing is important, even critical, BUT you have to have the whole environment. This would include trends in lifestyle/business pra...Sign up
 

 
Timing and Technology Impact
Allemeersch, Interim Manager, Belgium, Member
A technology upgrade which is not disturbing the human effort to work with it can be introduced relatively quickly.
However a major technology ch...Sign up
 

 
PEST as Disruptor
Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom, Premium Member
You can use the PEST Factors (domains) to explain the disruptive innovation process at a high...Sign up
 

     
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