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How design thinking can transform your business 

“Demo or die.” This was the longtime motto of the MIT Media Lab. Coined by founding director Nicholas Negroponte, it instilled a commitment to continual iteration within a group that has become known for its disruptive design thinking. Design thinking is not just about aesthetics, it’s critical to  survival for today’s organizations. It’s about strategies...

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Three ways innovators change minds and markets 

A disruptive technology’s inherent magic is in the way it maneuvers through the market to emerge mainstream. Initially entering on scene, it first forms in a niche: a lower segment of the market that’s too expensive or sophisticated for the masses....

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Infographic: Startup state of mind 

It is the best and worst of times for business. Venture-backed tech companies are disrupting the landscape with innovative solutions—and their growth is staggering. In 2013, 39 U.S. companies were valued at more than $1 billion. Today, that number has jumped 115% to 84 companies. While many startups soar toward success, the enterprise faces ever-growing...

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Double-edged disruption 

Technology has disrupted our workplaces, no doubt. It’s transformed businesses and changed workflows—all in the name of improving the bottom line. Modernizing the IT infrastructure isn’t an easy task, and failing to anticipate all complexities can result in an unhappy workforce. Organizations seeking to come out on top should understand the idiosyncrasies of this technological...

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