Irwin Jacobs

Pardon the Disruption

Pardon the Disruption

Everyone in the world of big business seems to be obsessed with the concept of “disruption.” I’m using that term loosely, not in the narrowly defined academic sense, but rather to mean anything that upends the traditionally accepted business models and norms. For example, Uber has disrupted the taxi business, Tesla has the potential to disrupt the traditional dealer-network model for selling cars. Wikipedia and Google marked the last nail in the coffin of the door-to-door encyclopedia salesman.