Breakthrough versus Disruptive Innovation

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Rick Mueller
Professor, United States

Breakthrough versus Disruptive Innovation

Breakthrough versus Disruptive Innovation - what's the difference? Is there a difference, necessarily?

  Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico

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According to Professor Abraham Horton, the difference between Breakthrough Innovation and Disruptive Innovation is: A breakthrough leads to improvements and opens new possibilities; a disruptive innovation threatens existing markets.
In short, breakthroughs are solutions to problems, disruptions are effects - problems on markets.

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