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Business leaders don’t have a crystal ball to predict future disruption but they can have a stake in it.

Business Briefing: we’re overusing and underestimating ‘disruption’

Business Briefing: we’re overusing and underestimating ‘disruption’ The Conversation13.1 MB (download)
Disruption might be a buzz word at the moment but it shouldn't be ignored. It may be impossible to predict but businesses can have stakes in creating it.
Australia has 1.4 million solar rooftops. But it is with the addition of battery storage that energy grids will really be revolutionised. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Malcolm Turnbull wants to embrace ‘disruptive technology’ – he can start with solar power storage

New prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has stressed the importance of embracing 'disruptive' technologies that shake up existing business models. Solar power and battery storage is one of the most enticing options.
While selfies have become a staple of political life, voters’ loyalty beyond the moment can no longer be taken for granted – a new reality the major parties must adapt to if they want to survive. Lukas Coch/AAP

Australian politics’ Kodak moment spells trouble for the major parties

The same forces of disruption that are changing industries and economies around the world are now having a discernible effect on Australian politics – and that's bad news for the major parties.
The phone that debuted in 2007 and disrupted an industry. Reuters

Why Apple and its iPhone confound disruption theorists

Nokia, Motorola, Sony-Ericsson and BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion were all victims of disruption. During the 1990s and 2000s, they shepherded the cell phone during its period of takeoff into ubiquity…
Lost amid the immediate G20 hoopla is a much bigger wave of incoming disruption. Shutterstock

G20 or G20th century? Leaders blind to the next wave of disruption

As world leaders gather in Brisbane this month to tackle an increasingly fractious global economy, let’s cast our mind back exactly one hundred years. In 1914, the world was about to plunge into a period…
Australians have combined the right to “have a go” with the egalitarian capacity for the “fair go”. AAP

Rupert Murdoch, economic disruption and Australian values

In Rupert Murdoch’s fly-in, fly-out visit to speak at the 2013 Annual Lowy Institute Lecture he paid tribute to some traditional Australian values and attributed our success to a number of factors. Murdoch…

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