The Benefits of Disruptive Thinking

"The box inside which we are locked assumes that all we are doing everything well and that the environment which we are interacting with will not change."

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Every day there are more examples of businesses that refute what seems to be real and incontrovertible, in order to generate new ways of doing things to make money.

Alvaro Cedeno's article in Nacion.com is an excellent analysis of using disruptive change as a key to innovation and entrepreneurship:

"... Let us open ourselves up to seemingly absurd questions: How to accommodate travelers without building new hotels? Airbnb is doing it. Can you break into the taxi business without cars? Look at the carpool applications (rideshare). That invites the question whether public education could be improved without having to change the teachers? Or if the Costa Rican Social Security Department (CCSS) could promote health through natural groups of friends? Or solve the problems of urban transport without new infrastructure? "

"... One day a month we should stand on our heads so that we can see the environment, our routines, the familiar, from a fresh perspective. Or walk backwards. Or write with our less skilled hand. Because there is still an advantage in being the first to make a move. "

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