The Age Of Disruption Is Over

Incumbents have launched a come back as they take ground and win customers.

Where Incumbents Are Fighting Back

The Battle for Eyeballs aka ‘Streaming Wars’

The Future of Transport and the Electric Car

Finance

Food

Where we go from here

Risks To Disruptors

  1. In a downturn or recession unprofitable companies are more likely to go bankrupt. Incumbents that are already profitable have a lot more space to breathe if share markets tank or if consumers stop spending. Disruptors that are losing money and can’t generate growth because the economy’s in a slump are probably headed for bankruptcy or take-over.
  2. Regulatory catch up. Regulators, law makers and politicians haven’t been able to keep up with technological growth. As they do start to create laws around privacy, data security and consumer lending the disruptors entire business model may be at risk.
  3. Privacy breaches. Much like oil leaks they spill out and damage a wide environment that is expensive to clean up, have a severe impact on brand and trust, and prioritising or preventing them will be a complex and expensive process. Disruptors may not have the brand or resources to resolve such issues.

Investing for the Future

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Bringing finance and economics to you with a focus on in-depth analysis and everyday life.