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Thoughts on disruption

Published: Feb 6, 2016 06:18:43 AM IST
Updated: Feb 8, 2016 11:32:06 AM IST
Thoughts on disruption
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Over the next 10 years, I expect many more industries to be disrupted by software, with new world-beating Silicon Valley companies doing the disruption in more cases than not.
—Marc Andreessen

There’s a phrase in Buddhism, ‘Beginner’s mind’. It’s wonderful to have a beginner’s mind.
—Steve Jobs

By idolising those whom we honour, we do a disservice both to them and to ourselves…we fail to recognise that we could go and do likewise.
—Charles Willie

The key is to embrace disruption and change early. Don’t react to it decades later. You can’t fight innovation.
—Ryan Kavanaugh

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not ‘Eureka! I found it!’ but ‘that’s funny’.
—Isaac Asimov

Creativity is an input to innovation and change is the output from innovation.
—Braden Kelley

A moment of disruption is where the conversation about disruption often begins, even though determining that moment is entirely hindsight.
—Steven Sinofsky

True disruption means threatening your existing product line and your past investments. Breakthrough products disrupt current lines of businesses.
—Peter Diamandis

Great companies start because the founders want to change the world... not make a fast buck.
—Guy Kawasaki

Disruptors don’t have to discover something new; they just have to discover a practical use for new discoveries.  
—Jay Samit

Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.
—Bill Gates

Innovators need a heavy dose of faith. They need to trust their intuition that they are working on a big idea. That faith need not be blind.
—Clayton Christensen

Expertise is the enemy of innovation.
—Stephen Shapiro

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”
—Peter Drucker
“It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack.”
—Katharine Hepburn

(This story appears in the 19 February, 2016 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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