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Paul Paetz I think everyone faces this at one time or another. The only thing you really can do is persist, and have a minimum goal to write something every day…moreI think everyone faces this at one time or another. The only thing you really can do is persist, and have a minimum goal to write something every day -- a page, or even a few paragraphs. It doesn't matter how bad it is, or if you even end up using it. It matters that you don't stop dead waiting for inspiration, because that may never come. You can always go back and edit, fix problems, delete what's not good enough, flesh out stories, add more explanations -- and you will do all those things -- but you can't fix what you haven't written, and the only solution to that is to write something. Thankfully, it's much easier to edit something that's already written than it is to write the initial draft when you're staring at a blank page. (less)
Paul Paetz There are many books that focus on disruptive innovation theory, and many that are just hype and fluff. But despite all the market noise about…moreThere are many books that focus on disruptive innovation theory, and many that are just hype and fluff. But despite all the market noise about disruption, there has never been a practical how-to guide that gives innovators and entrepreneurs the knowledge they need to create companies and products designed to disrupt markets intentionally. In fact, most of the books about disruption are focused on how large established companies can avoid getting disrupted -- just the opposite of what is needed.

One of the reasons that such a book has not previously existed is that the original books where Clayton Christensen outlines what disruptive innovation is describe the pattern that you can recognize it by, and how it happens, but there has never been an explanation of why it happens. Without understanding why, you can't reliably predict it, nor can you plan strategies and business models to create it.

I'm a big believer that innovative startups are the engine of our economy, jobs creation, and future prosperity. And, disruptive innovators are responsible for virtually all real economic growth after controlling for inflation. That's why I thought this was an important project to undertake.(less)
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Article Summary: Christensen's model of disruptive innovation tells us that when new market entrants offer products that are inferior to incumbents, at a lower price point, targeting non-consumers of existing products with solutions that are simpler, easier to use, more convenient and/or more accessible, that the upstarts will almost always win the competitive battle. We see this recurring patt...

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