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    Introduction In the mid to late 1990’s, the term “disruptive technology” was first used by Clayton Christiansen in his Harvard Business Review article Disruptive Technology. Since then, the term has grown to encompass a great deal. People also increasingly use it to mean more than what Mr. Christiansen originally described it to be. In fact, he looks back and feels that the words he used were not the best choice to describe his theory. To gain a better understanding of what this, or any, term means, the first place to go is the dictionary. In the case of Christiansen’s theory, the words disruptive, technology, and innovation are at the foundation. According to Merriam-Webster (2016) disruptive is defined “to cause (something) to be unable…

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    The traditional way of checking out is currently waiting in line to access a self-checkout machine or have a cashier help you. The process of completing a transaction typically adds a reasonable amount of time people spend at the front of the store. People across the world continue to wait in long lines. People shop at a minimum of once a month for food. The main issue many people dislike about shopping is waiting in line and trying to find the correct items. My disruptive technology is to have…

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    is to update the Midori bottle mold to improve performance and reduce COGs. Currently, the shoulder dimension of the Midori bottle is wider than the dimension of the base of the bottle. On the conveyer at Kentucky the bottles tip over resulting in reduced line speed, 55BPM verses the A.T Kearney data of 120BPM (Appendix 2). The performance of the Midori production has dropped since moving to Kentucky and does not follow the pace of improvements for existing technology on the S curve (Appendix…

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    Business strategies have been evolving with the course of time. In the last 20 years, there has been modifications in the business strategies that affect customers and competitors. As well, as the development of new IT systems and innovations in the business field. Customers and competitors weren’t the same in 1995 as they are today. Competition has been at the heart of corporate strategy. Today, one can hardly speak of strategy without involving the language of competition, as dictated in…

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    Qualitative case studies on the topic of cyber security highlight the need for further research in the area of cyber security awareness as attacks occur more frequently in our world. Case studies reviewed demonstrate how widespread the problem is, and the impact cyber attacks bring to businesses across the globe. When studies on cyber security and cyber attacks combined with the all too real fact that the general public is mal-informed as to their responsibility to become educated in cyber…

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    One key lesson I learned from this course is that companies focusing on both sustaining and disruptive innovations can become successful industry leaders. In Chapter 7 of The Innovator 's Dilemma, Harvard professor Clayton Christensen expounds upon the power of disruptive innovation, which arises in what industry incumbents have overlooked as “unattractive or inconsequential markets” (Christensen). These types of innovations can, over time, expand and capture more market share, displacing titans…

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    Disruptive innovation As of late 20th century, pursuit of sustaining innovation has been the major objective in benchmarking and achieving R&D under rapidly globalised world. In essence, it is the pursuit of efficient product access methods and the continuous global demand of change in product variety which allows disruptive innovation to both a benefit of providing newly decreased marginal utility and value propositions (Adner 2002) to high end product and services which otherwise would only…

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    Health care is the field where all of us face with ethical dilemma every day. Disruptive innovator is more convenient, less complex and affordable innovation designed for simple needs. This method gives patient quality of care with lower cost. In invisible patient documentary, Nurse practitioner Jessica is innovator because she is health care provider who can provide a care like doctor at less cost, she travels to the patients’ home for many different purpose when patient cannot go see…

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    This class, though we spent the majority of time talking about innovation, both sustaining and disruptive, was at its heart a class about convergence. In layman’s terms, convergence is the coming together of two or more distinct entities or experiences. There are three main lenses through which we at convergence, technological, economic, and cultural. Technological convergence occurs when existing technologies come together in a way that inspires new use or creates new applications. An example…

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    Today was a slow day, but very education. I am finding that out that my time at CTLC is better spent watching than actually doing things. When I walked into the double door facility I seen the usual faces, and I greeted them as I made my way back to my little small cubical office. When I arrived at my office about two minutes after greeting several people, I noticed a small green sticky note that was on my desk from the day prior. The note was to remind me about the Homeless Alliance meeting at…

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