The Future of Work in times of Disruption

Our Design to Disrupt research program deals with the forces that are radically reshaping the world of business as we know it. Disruptive innovations are creating new industries and business models and destroying old ones. What does this mean for the future of work? Many of the roles and job titles of tomorrow will be ones we’ve […]

From Digital Darwinism to Digital Transformation

Assuming that exponentially growing technology is an inevitable factor in the current era, it is imperative that organizations develop a structure and a matching culture in which accelerated change is the New Normal. This places special demands on an organization’s corporate environment and strategy, in which room for experiment, pioneering and innovation are common daily […]

The Top 100 Most Scalable Organizations

In our Design to Disrupt research program we talked about companies that are called Unicorns:  a company that rapidly gains to a valuation of a billion-dollars and beyond. We also mentioned this book, written by Mike Malone, Yuri van Geest and Salim Ismail,  that  been explores, as well as crafts a guide to building Unicorns. The book […]

Leading Digital in 9 graphs

We rounded off our second report on Design to Disrupt with an appeal to the CIO to take a offensive approach to digital transformation: A. Take control. Lead the disruption. B. Deploy technology to break constraints. C. Lose out on efficiency and go for effective disruption. D. Don’t be terrified, the odds are better than […]

5 Platform Disruption Design Lessons

We are witnessing the rise of platform disruption. Companies that redefine the relationship between producer, consumer and employee. These companies, the new digital competitors, form the heart of the platform economy. They derive their success from the network effect. It is clear that very few organizations are in a position to become a platform themselves. They […]

Technology Predictions from the Past

The Institute for the Future is known for their yearly 10-year forecast that tries to answer how the world could change over the next decade. Naturally we tend to look into the future with their help, but today I wanted to share their predictions from a decade ago. Predicting the future is not that easy of course. […]

6 Design Principles that are Imperative to Effectuate (Disruptive) Innovation

Assuming that exponentially growing technology is an inevitable factor in the current era, it is imperative that organizations develop a structure and a matching culture in which accelerated change is embedded in the organization. This places special demands on an organization’s corporate environment and strategy, in which room for experiment, pioneering and innovation are common […]

Design2Disrupt: Gartner’s IT predictions

The disruptive potential of (new) technologies is growing at a staggering speed. Disruption is happening all around and is triggered by the advances in Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud and smart ‘Things’ (SMACT). Customers are changing their behavior in response and companies are keen to find out how to (re)design their organization to survive and thrive […]

Collaborative Economy part 2: new industries and verticals

In October I shared an infographic that shows what happend on a single day in the so-called collaborative economy. This infographic came from Jeremiah Owyang extensive research on this trend. Another part of the research is focused on examining the sectors where collaborative models are taking place. In his initial taxonomy, Owyang had 6 different categories.  To show […]

When will the Internet of Things change our cities?

“The Future is Cities” This was the headline of the winter 2014 edition of MIT Spectrum. Half of the world’s population now live in urban conglomerations and in 2050 that will be almost three-quarters of all people on earth. In China, 300 million people will move to the city within the coming 15 years. In […]