Cliff on January 28th, 2016
"[…] incumbent managers have a short term incentive to ignore the challenge [of disruptive innovation] — making best use of their existing infrastructure. Taxi companies tried to leverage regulation to preserve the value of their medallions and drivers. Nokia tried frivolously to protect its closed ecosystem and preserve employment for their thousands of Symbian focused staff members. And you can be certain that Merck, Pfizer, and Roche have strong incentives to make the best use of their high-end R&D functions before embracing the radically different path that 23andMe might take."

"And over the long term, each of these short-term decisions could lead to failure."

"With information at the core of most modern disruptions, there are new opportunities to attack industries from different angles. Uber built a platform in a fragmented limo market that let it come into transportation and logistics more broadly. Netflix captured your eyeballs through streaming video and used the data it had to blow up the content production process. Google mapped the world, and then took its understanding of traffic patterns and street layouts to build autonomous cars."

From Harvard Business Review: http://ow.ly/XDTCX

How Big Data Is Changing Disruptive Innovation
Disruption is no longer just coming from the low end.

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Cliff on January 18th, 2016
"The incentives that govern the actions of financial sector employees tend to reward speculation, rather than long-term wealth creation."

From +The Economist: http://ow.ly/XeRLh

Finance and economics: What’s wrong with finance | The Economist

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"Justin Roy Dupuy's right leg was amputated above the knee last October, where the main tumor was. He suffers from a rare form of cancer called sarcoma."

"Since then, he's been using an artificial leg paid for by Quebec's medical insurance board, the RAMQ — but he says the leg, which costs about $20,000, doesn't allow the geological engineer the mobility to do field work."

"Making matters worse, he discovered that if he had lost a leg in a car accident, instead of to cancer, he would have been eligible for a mode advanced leg which would allow him to work in the field, walk up and down hills, and swim. The leg, called the Ottobock Genium X3, costs about $110,000."

"Roy Dupuy suggests the issue lies with his public insurance — if he had been involved in a car crash, he would have had to deal with the automobile insurance board (the SAAQ), and not the RAMQ."

"Despite lobbying from technicians at his rehab center, the RAMQ has indicated it won't pay for the Genium X3 limb. He's raised more than $7,000 in the first 48 hours the page has been up."

From CJAD 800 – News. Talk. Radio.: http://ow.ly/WOIqy

Cancer patient turns to crowdfunding for new prosthetic leg
A 26-year-old man who lost his right leg to cancer is has now turned to crowdfunding to buy a new prosthetic limb.

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"Some days, the road to becoming healthier or more fit is fraught with bumps, obstacles, and confusing junctions. It might feel easier to just throw in the towel because dealing with these hazards can be such a hassle, but before you give up, try to imagine your alternate reality to renew your motivation."

From +Lifehacker Vitals: http://ow.ly/VSe6f

Think About Your Alternate Reality When You Feel Like Giving Up On a Goal
Some days, the road to becoming healthier or more fit is fraught with bumps, obstacles, and confusing junctions. It might feel easier to just throw in the towel because dealing with these hazards can be such a hassle, but before you give up, try to imagine your alternate reality to renew your motivation.

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