This is the 4th post in this series on disruption. In this blog, I explore how disruptions may unfold over time. Disruptions can take a long time to build up. Then suddenly, there is an disequilibrium.
The meaning of disruption changes on whether you are disrupting or being disrupted.
In this post, I play around with the definition of disruption. Different kinds of disruptions, like technological, political or natural may have an effect on each other like falling dominoes
I am continuing with my sprint to write down the ideas and concepts that I am explaining regularly at different events and meetings (The earlier posts are all available on www.cunningham.org.za). The ideas about the fourth industrial revolution being disruptive are now discussed and repeated even by people who have very little understanding of technology… Continue reading Disruption, radical and incremental innovation
Globalisation-weary politicians and advocates of local capability developments and geeks or technology promoters have one theme in common: technologies developed in the First World not only disrupt domestic companies, but upset whole sociotechnical regimes in developing countries. While the benefits of digital technologies are not disputed, what is disputed is how to solve this problem. … Continue reading Why are digital technologies absorbed so rapidly in many developing countries?
There are two terms that many of my clients use interchangeably, which really bothers me. The first is the term “the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, and the other is “Industrie 4.0”. What bothers me is that these two labels represent two concepts that only partially overlap. Sometimes they are conjoined with an “and” in a sweeping… Continue reading The difference between the terms Fourth Industrial Revolution and Industrie 4.0 matters