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Do Innovations Destroy or Expand the Market?

Apparently Socrates in ancient Greece was strongly opposed to the new practice of writing. He thought that it would kill the long-established skill of memorizing and reciting long stories. Furthermore he thought that writing would replace or discourage conversation. It seems ludicrous that any intellectual could oppose writing. However, every innovation involves an element of destruction.

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Innovation by Acquisition in High-Tech

As workload complexity increased, applications began to utilize three very different forms of storage interfaces: block, file, and object. This in turn led to the deployment of different storage architectures within the data center: SAN, NAS, and CAS. Each of these three architectures internally organized application metadata in different ways...

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modelH Update: Experience

modelH is a co-creation forum dedicated to building an open source business model canvas for the US healthcare system. Our recent project sprint on Experience led to some great takeaways about the importance of customer experience within healthcare business models. This update will bring you up to speed on what the modelH community has been doing for the past few weeks, which projects are now at play, and how you can get involved.

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Trending: Beggin’s Spooktacular Canines

With Halloween festivities in full swing, a growing trend of dressing up 4-legged friends in Halloween costumes is evident both, online and in real life. Hundreds of costumed canines strolled in Tompkins Square Park in New York City on October 26th for the Halloween Dog Parade, the biggest and most highly competitive costume contest for dogs in NYC.

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Take your Business Model to the Next Level

Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur's Business Model Canvas has become the standard tool for describing your organization's business model. They developed the nine building blocks of the canvas in his doctoral research almost 10 years ago, based on what we knew at that time on business models. Yet, our understanding of business models has developed considerably over the last decade.

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