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Mel Robbins to Entrepreneurs: Your Habits Need Disruption More Than Your Industry

By | Sep 8, 2016 at 11:45 am

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Consumers to Disrupt Mobile Market with Unlocked Devices

By | Aug 15, 2016 at 9:00 pm

T-Mobile led the charge on mobile-phone carriers by diverging from the standard two-year contract model. Consumers got tired of paying exorbitant fees to, essentially, rent mobile devices, even past the point of having paid for them in full. Eventually, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T followed suit,…


Why Self-Driving Vehicles Will Massively Dent the U.S. Economy

By | Aug 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Self-driving vehicles are poised to become the next big thing for plenty of reasons, not the least of which are the increased safety and efficiency they’ll bring to the world’s roads. But plenty of logistics remain to be answered, like whether we’ll ban cars…


Why Airbnb Will Move Beyond Home Rentals

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Airbnb is in rare company among startups: It’s actually disrupted an industry, unlike most “disruptors” in the business. Just as Uber is squeezing taxi services, Airbnb is worrying hotel chains around the world, who can’t compete with the comfortable and cheap housing service. But Airbnb isn’t…

Marketing & Social Media

Paul Singh Launches a Public Speaking Class for Entrepreneurs 

By | Sep 16, 2015 at 9:31 am

Paul Singh, formerly of 500 Startups and Disruption Corporation, is launching a free online public speaking course for entrepreneurs next Monday – because if there’s anything more terrifying than public speaking, it’s public speaking about your most cherished (business) baby. According to Singh, he…




Is Uber Coming For You? Understand Disruption Before You React

By | Aug 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

Disruptive innovation has dominated business headlines for several years now. The death of print media. The debut of mobile apps, big data, Airbnb, Uber… the list goes on. These disruptive entities are super cool, hip companies that grow fast while eating the incumbents lunch and…



Tickets. Simple. Five and Quarter. Flat.

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

My local crew of San Diego friends are some pretty great people to go to live music shows with, and one thing we all do often is head out to the smaller, local venues during the week to catch a good show. It’s fun,…


Who’s Disrupting the Automobile? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Jun 8, 2015 at 10:00 pm

According to Toyota, “a single car has about 30,000 parts, counting every part down to the smallest screws”. Now, there are people would look at this and fantasize about removing all of those 30,000 parts, overhauling everything, and putting them all back together. But…


Las Vegas

This is How you Change and Disrupt the Paradigm of Auto Manufacturing

By | Jun 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It wasn’t that long ago we saw Local Motors celebrate the creation of the world’s first 3D printed car, the Strati, and then actually create one at the SEMA show. They’ve always been big fans of being the first to market with seemingly impossible innovation,…



Charlene Li Wants to Help Leaders Be More Open [VIDEO]

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Charlene Li is the CEO of Altimeter Group, an organization that helps leaders thrive with disruption. She launched her third book, The Engaged Leader, during SXSW and shared with us the reasons she decided to write this book. Image Credit: Charlene Li   Leaders are…


Here are Five Industries Ripe for Disruption

By | Aug 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm

One of the best parts of being an entrepreneur is disrupting the status quo.  When we feel that we can innovate or improve upon a current process, it’s in our nature to do what we can to bring about that change.  So, if you’re…

Startups & Apps

Kansas City

CouponCloud is Attempting to Disrupt a “Broken” Coupon Industry

By | Jun 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

I doubt that most of you reading this are extreme couponers. I know this because if you were, you wouldn’t have time to read this because you’d be too busy couponing…extremely. That being said, I’m sure many of you appreciate the occasional deal brought to you by…

Startups & Apps


Scaling in Service Industries: Sqrl and the Approaching Wave of Disruption

By | Jan 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm

This is a two-part story. The first part is about a cool startup that just raised a seed round. The second part is about the bigger trend that startup embodies. First, the news: Sqrl, a Cincinnati-based startup, just raised $550K to “defeat external communication…


The Legal Sector Continues to Ripen for Disruption

By | Nov 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Want to pay less for a lawyer? There are startups for that.  Want your lawyer to be more productive? There are startups for that. Want to NOT use a lawyer at all?  Yes, there are even startups for that. Make no mistake, lawyers serve…


How AirPr and Babelverse Use Market Skepticism as a Collaboration Tool while Building Disruptive Tech

By | Jul 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Are you working on a truly disruptive technology? Here’s one sign that you are — people who hold incumbent positions in the industry express frustration and skepticism at your work. The good news for you is that these same skeptics are your future allies. All…


San Francisco

Young Entrepreneur Brian Wong: How (Not) to Disrupt a Market [Interview]

By | Apr 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

21-year-old entrepreneur Brian Wong believes in disrupting markets, not just plugging up holes with little apps. (See Brian Wong discuss this at SXSW 2012.) He himself is aiming to disrupt mobile advertising with Kiip, a rewards network that app developers can add to their…


Your Industry is Changing Without You

By | Apr 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

The Internet has become part of our collective lives faster than any other technology in history. It took just nine years to reach over 50% of US households, while television took some thirty years to reach the same. As Facebook crosses 500 million users…