"Perhaps we’ve gotten a little too seduced by the quest for the Next Big Thing. While it’s certain there will be a (smallcaps) next big thing — 3D printing, personal genomics, etc, that will redraw the boundaries of productivity, efficiency, effectiveness — perhaps, the biggest thing we need to face next is us."
The Next Big Thing - Umair Haque - Harvard Business Review
Elegant and brilliant. Some of my new thinking on tech is heading in this direction. I’m glad there are people sharing these sorts of ideas in “high places.”
Technology, media, and the creative economy are extremely disruptive right now; it’s easy to become fascinated by the future and/or consumed with the fear that we’re underestimating the next wave in consumer electronics. The tail end of the bell curve, where laggards and AOL users live, is the graveyard of innovation, but perhaps there are fates worse than missing the next wave. We fear this underestimation, when the real danger is under-empathizing.
"Clay Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and the world’s most influential management guru according to the Thinkers50, lays out his landmark theory."
— Disruptive Innovation Explained - Video - Harvard Business Review