In our work as advisors to startup founders, company executives and investors, we are often asked for our opinion on the disruption potential of new service and product ideas. In this article we share 3 questions we use to quickly evaluate an idea’s disruption potential and highlight where the execution and operational focus for a potential investor should be.
Originally published on Jul 28, 2016. Go to the full article at http://neoschronos.com/insights/3-ways-to-evaluate-disruption-potential/
Have you ever wondered why Facebook paid $19 billion to buy WhatsApp ? What value Microsoft saw in the $8.5 billion take-over of Skype ? Why Google continuously launches new service propositions in markets that seem so far away from its core business? And why the European Commission thinks (rightly or wrongly) this practice is in the case of Android anti-competitive ? In this overview article we will explain the mechanics of digital business models and how companies use them to cross user segments and industry borders to create unfair business advantage.
Originally published on May 24, 2016. Go to the full article at http://neoschronos.com/insights/deciphering-digital-business-models/
Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, and modes of communication (source: Wikipedia).
Net neutrality reappeared in the news recently, when the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s 2010 order that imposed network neutrality regulations on wireline broadband services. This article discusses what brought us to this point and presents a likely scenario on the evolution of net neutrality.
Originally published on January 26, 2014. Go to the full article at http://neoschronos.com/insights/net-neutrality-past-present-and-future/
Not so long ago the title of this article would have sounded crazy. “Why would anyone make their private data freely available?” I hear you ask. The answer is that while we might have not consciously decided to do so, our private data is already out there for everyone to read. If this is the case, what would it mean making our private data open-source?
Originally published on July 6, 2013. Go to the full article at http://neoschronos.com/insights/what-if-privacy-went-open-source/
The term Over-The-Top (OTT) is used to describe a disruptive way and business model for delivering a service directly to end-users, typically bypassing a previously dominant player in the value chain. The example of the Potato Revolution in Katerini, Greece, shows that OTT does not only apply to internet companies.
Originally published on April 16, 2013. Go the full article at http://neoschronos.com/insights/ott-services-and-the-potato-revolution/
The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, released its State of Innovation report which tracks patent activity across 12 key technology areas. Going over the information provided allows for some interesting observations.
Originally published on March 27, 2013. Go to the full article at http://neoschronos.com/insights/reflections-on-patents-trends-2012/