Remember Marc Andreesens famous quote "Software is eating the world"? You can see it happening in many industries: Startups are innovating at a rapid pace and are often disrupting established companies. Eventually every industry will be disrupted by digital technology.
Here is what is fascinating:
1. Big corporates have plenty of resources, a huge customer base, experts in market research etc. Why is it that they fail to innovate?
2. Startups most of the time lack resources, a customer base, experts in market research etc. How do they come up with innovative, disruptive and eventually successful business models?
Luckily both questions have been answered. Clay Christensen has described the answer to the first question in his book The Innovator’s Dilemma. Go read it, it is really good.
Steve Blank and Eric Ries have built a framework called The Lean Startup to answer the second question.
This slide deck explains the innovators dilemma, how startups build businesses and what corporates can learn from them. It merely scratches the surface but it is a start for now. Tell me what you think in the comments.