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Bernhard Keim
Business Consultant, Germany

Timing is Important to Make an Innovative Idea Disruptive

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. But there was no opportunity. The time had yet to come for it.

Brilliant inventions need a supportive environment to innovate. That others like an idea is not nearly enough. There has to be a need, a real market opportunity. And you have to be able to find the people first willing to buy the product to finance its advancement. In other words: the timing has to be right. When the timing is right, innovation happens.

  Gabi Levin
Israel
 

Yes, But You Can Decide and Make the Timing

Kodak missed the opportunity. It's as simple as th (...)

  Bernhard Keim
Business Consultant, Germany
 

Remember Leonarda Da Vinci

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  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

Where Good Ideas Come From

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  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

Timing is Critical

@Bernhard Keim: I suggest innovation can sometimes (...)

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

Kodak Could Read the Writing on the Wall (but Wasn’t Willing to Pay the Price)

@Gabi Levin: I recently read about Kodak's failure (...)

  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Short Versus Long Sightedness

@Gary Wong: I agree Gary. I am sure that there are (...)

  Charles Alter
Consultant, United States
 

Relying too much on the Historic Core Business

@Maurice Hogarth: I agree the case of Kodak and ma (...)

  Helen Strong
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Can't Ignore Other Factors Conducive to Disruptive Innovation

Totally agree that timing is important, even criti (...)

  Allemeersch
Interim Manager, Belgium
 

Timing and Technology Impact

A technology upgrade which is not disturbing the h (...)

  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

PEST as Disruptor

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