This is What Disruption Sounds Like

What do CDs, laptop computers and 4-year universities have in common?  They all are being disrupted. Disruptive innovation is a term coined by Clayton Christensen, which describes the process in which a simple application that appears (and are initially dismissed) at the bottom of a market consistently moves up market until they eventually displaces the…

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The Computers We Sit In

Each decade the technology we use gets smaller and more portable.  In the 1980 & 1990’s we were set free to work from home (or on vacation) with laptop’s going mainstream.  The smartphone changed the last decade for us to forever being able to answer any question at anytime and redefined the word “bump”.   And…

Ann Arbor Entrepreneurs Make a Statement

The largest business plan competition, Accelerate Michigan, had just completed its main award ($500,000) a week before.  This week, however, a dozen startups gathered in the basement of Ann Arbor SPARK  to give their pitch after weeks of hard work not for prize money but for the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to take…