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V2, an Australian startup which produces plant-based meat products, launched in Sydney last night. The company, which is backed by the CSIRO, is among a growing cohort of meat alternatives companies hoping to disrupt the meat production industry. While plant-based meat products are not new, v2 claims it has cracked

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As brands struggle to meet rising customers expectations, humans are proving far more disruptive than technology, argues Tiffani Bova, growth & innovation evangelist at Salesforce.  Speaking at the Online Retailer conference in Sydney this week, Bova told delegates that ultimately, consumers want more.  “We want an app that can do

Emerging technologies have the potential to upend industries, but business leaders are often sold on the vision long before a technology is viable and widely adopted by consumers. But, being able to see through the hype and correctly time market entry can deliver a serious competitive advantage. There’s no crystal

A culture of innovation and customer experience helped Lego ward of disruption in the 1990s when it was beset by higher tech competitors and a shrinking market. Today the Danish toy giant is still enjoying the fruits of that culture, consistently amongst the world’s most valued brands. Register now for Which-50’s

The Australian utilities sector is facing a wave of disruption, and local executives believe it will hit sooner rather than later. A clear majority of executives who participated in a survey commissioned by OpenText believe most of the disruption to occur in the next five years. A third said they

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Industry disruption is already a reality for most large companies globally, according to a new study from Accenture. The study shows that, rather than being a random event beyond business leaders’ control, disruption has a pattern that can be identified, understood and prepared for. The study analysed more than 3,600

Last week, there was an interesting convergence in the disruption cosmos. At least I thought it was interesting, since I could draw (create?) some similarities across the different circumstances and companies involved. Here’s what happened: Kodak – which had recently experienced a stock market explosion relative to its past after

Not all disruption is good. Not every change works. And some companies are so profoundly boneheaded it is hard to do anything but stare horrified and awestruck at their capacity to make self-destructively poor choices. Village Cinemas, it’s your time to shine. The company is apparently introducing a Dynamic Pricing Trial,

The rise of digital platforms and partnerships signifies a switch in business model from “Do it Myself” to”Do it With Others”, calling for a new style of leadership to meet customer needs effectively. Business strategists have been recalculating the formula for achieving competitive advantage for quite some time. Product differentiation

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Not all disruption is triggered by digital technology. Regulation, and the pricing signals that flow from it, can be just as powerful. With the introduction of China’s National “Plastic Sword” signaling the end of open importing of plastic scrap into China, the global marketplace has been disrupted. Western countries like