“Everyone has heard of the Innovator’s Dilemma, but this book is about the Innovator’s Nightmare. What should you do if your business is disrupted virtually overnight? Reading this book is the best action you can take to fend off a Big Bang Disruption.”
—HAL VARIAN, CHIEF ECONOMIST, GOOGLE
“A fascinating insight. Read this book quickly because the rules of the innovation game change overnight in this brave new world set out by the authors.”
—PAUL POLMAN, CEO, UNILEVER
“Big bangs are everywhere and are happening faster each year and with bigger impact. People in every industry would be well advised to follow the unconventional strategies outlined in this book. Big Bang Disruption got my company energized to innovate ahead of the curve and drive change rather than become victims.”
—KANDY ANAND, PRESIDENT AND CEO, MOLSON COORS INTERNATIONAL
“As Jaws was to summer blockbusters, Big Bang Disruption is to business cycles; it presents a playbook for new opportunities and new dangers. It’s also as scary as Jaws but it’s better to know what everyone else will soon see than to bury one’s head in the sand and pretend these disruptors don’t exist.”
—BLAIR LEVIN, COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIETY FELLOW, ASPEN INSTITUTE
“People think in straight lines and are surprised when there is a sharp takeoff. Larry Downes and Paul Nunes teach us to anticipate exponential growth and think outside the line and onto the curve. Their observations on life and business are seminal for the way we work and live.”
—ANDY LIPPMAN, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MIT MEDIA LAB
“Wow! Big Bang Disruption beautifully captures how technology has changed the speed and cycle of innovation. It is a primer on dizzying change in many industries and a strategy manual for any entrepreneur or CEO who must understand disruptive innovation to survive and prosper. A compelling must-read!”
—GARY SHAPIRO, PRESIDENT AND CEO, CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION
“The strength of the book is to document what is known about the ongoing phenomenon of fast-paced large-scale disruption and the book gives many vivid examples…If Christensen’s disruption from below was scary, big bang disruption can be downright terrifying.”
“As Google’s decision to offer free navigation services shows, disrupters may not give a jot about making money in traditional ways from a service. Moreover, the web means all-out assaults on a market can now be mounted quickly and cheaply. So firms can no longer be sure that rivals will take a step-by-step approach to conquering a market.”
“By analyzing research from the Accenture Institute for High Performance and conducting interviews with entrepreneurs and investors, the authors found a number of characteristics that big bang disruptors have in common. They turned what they learned into Big Bang Disruption, a playbook of sorts for entrepreneurs.”
“What makes this narrative so compelling to me, besides good writing and its undeniably cool cosmic metaphor, is its emphasis on the act of creation. Creation that springs not from isolated innovators toiling in obscurity, but in the context of a universe of suppliers, other innovators, and the individuals who make it all work if they bestow their favor: customers.”
“…[A] stimulating read. It is carefully researched and accessibly written…. The case studies on disruption alone are worth the cover price.”
—The Financial Times
PAUL NUNES is the Global Managing Director of Research at the Accenture Institute for High Performance and the senior contributing editor at Outlook, Accenture’s journal of thought leadership. His most recent book is Jumping the S-Curve. His research findings have been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Forbes. He lives in Boston.
For many executives, this may well prove to be among the most important business books they will ever read.
The book has an interesting new take on product development time lines and a revolutionary change in the way in which products will be developed in the future.
I also liked the discussion about how the Chasm and the adoption curve changed with the new Big Bang disruption phenomena.
Informative, sometimes as little technical. While I cannot disagree with their concepts, it sometimes appeared as if they were trying to invent theories to validate the obvious.Published 7 months ago by David P.
The book has an interesting new take on product development time lines and a revolutionary change in the way in which products will be developed in the future. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Paul D. Graveline
I think this book explains why the recovery after the great recession is much slower than typical recoveries but they are too focused on IT and missed biology, nano tech beyond... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Carl
Anyone with young kids knows that its nearly impossible to start, yet alone finish, a book. I've got a backlog of books so long that I feel as if I'll never work my way through... Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. J. Montgomery
Overall the book is informative, but the authors could have clearly covered the main thesis in much less pages. The content is better suited as a long article.Published 12 months ago by payman hodaie