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Disruptive Technologies

by Paul Armstrong

Disruptive Technologies Synopsis

Disruptive Technologies outlines the steps businesses can take to engage with emerging technologies today in order to serve the consumer of tomorrow. This book offers the knowledge and tools to engage confidently with emerging technologies for better business. This highly practical book offers organizations a distinct response to emerging technologies including Blockchain (Bitcoin), artificial intelligence, graphene and nanotechnology (among others) and other external factors (such as the sharing economy, mobile penetration, millennial workforce, ageing populations) that impact on their business, client service and product model. Disruptive Technologies provides a clear roadmap to assess, respond to and problem-solve: what are the upcoming changes in technology, roughly when to respond, and what's the best response? By using a quick-to-master evaluation and decision-making framework - structured around the key dimensions of Technology, Behaviour and Data (TBD). Emerging technologies guru Paul Armstrong offers a clear guide to the key disruptive technologies and a toolbox of frameworks, checklists, and activities to evaluate their possibilities. Disruptive Technologies enables forecasting of potential scenarios, implementation of plans, alternative strategies and the ability to handle change more effectively within an organization. The essential tool for all professionals who need to get to grips with emerging technologies fast and strategically.

Disruptive Technologies Press Reviews

As the volume of the conversation around 'disruptive technologies' increases, it becomes harder to separate the signal from the noise. Paul Armstrong's approach is both accessible and practical, enabling anyone facing disruption (i.e. all of us) to better understand how they might respond. It's a great read for anyone wanting a primer in how to navigate tomorrow's world. * Henry Mason, Managing Director, TrendWatching * Disruptive Technologies is an elucidating look into the technology that is likely just around the corner. Armstrong is full of advice on how to figure out and prepare for what might be ahead, and set us up to ask the right questions about what tomorrow will look like. * Mike Murphy, Technology Reporter, Quartz * Companies around the world ask me how can they be more innovative or deal with disruptions from more innovative companies. Paul gives you the recipe here. * Robert Scoble, Partner, Transformation Group * An informed, concise and above all practical manual to help you successfully navigate disruption. * Shawn Gold, CMO, TechStyle * A fascinating analysis of key disruptive technologies, how they will impact you and what you can do to take advantage of them. * Simon Birkenhead - Managing Director, L2 Inc * The future is already here - we just haven't noticed yet. Paul Armstrong's book is a crucial guide to the immediate future, post-disruption, and powerfully directs your attention towards the key opportunities. A must-read! * Gerd Leonhard, futurist, author, and CEO of The Futures Agency * I'm tracking a lot of what Paul Armstrong is covering here in a super readable and actionable format. This book needs your attention. Dig in now. * Chris Brogan, CEO Owner Media Group and New York Times Bestselling author of The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth. * Paul Armstrong's experience, energy, honesty and insights make Disruptive Technologies a must-read. * Reshma Sohoni, Founding Partner, Seedcamp * Disruption either happens to you or because of you. It's a choice Mr. Armstrong shares exactly how to stay ahead of disruption curve. Because, if you're waiting for someone to tell you what to do, you're on the wrong side of innovation. * Brian Solis, Futurist, Digital Anthropologist, Author of X: The Experience When Business Meets Design * If you want to embrace change rather than become its victim, read this book. Highly recommended. * Richard Watson, author of Digital vs Human * A comprehensive look of the fast-approaching technology tsunamis guaranteed to change your business. This book is an insightful and practical guide to making decisions in an uncertain world. * Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Technology * An integral how-to guide for the future of your business. If you want to disrupt a market (or avoid being disrupted), you need this book. * Chris DeWolfe, CEO, Jam City Games * At a time when innovation is proving make-or-break for so many firms, it's great to see someone with Paul Armstrong's knowledge of technology tackle the topic. * William Higham, Founder and CEO, Next Big Thing * This book provides a practical blueprint for dealing with change and disruption in the age of abundancy. From adopting a mindset for disruption to organising a product brainstorm, it's a one-stop shop for amibitous today's entrepreneurs. * Russ Shaw, Founder of Global Tech Advocates * Some books have ideas, some vision , some practical advice. This is one of the rare books that has all three. A good read for anyone who actually wants to do something about tech change and not just talk about it. * Marco Rimini, CEO, Worldwide Central Team Mindshare * The perfect guide for all professionals, looking to better understand and thrive in the current marketplace of disruptive technologies. * Michael Villasenor, Creative Director, Advertising at The New York Times * Paul provides a good overview of how technological disruption happens, and how you or your company can make it happen for you. Clear and concise. * Mathew Ingram, Senior Writer at Fortune * Lots of books attempt to predict the future of technology. This one does something different and more valuable: It provides thoughtful, step-by-step advice on how companies can prepare themselves for the era of unprecedented change that lies ahead. * Harry McCracken, Technology Editor, Fast Company * Concise, actionable, and insightful, Disruptive Technologies will help executives breathe easier and sleep better. * Daniel H. Pink, author of DRIVE and TO SELL IS HUMAN *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780749477288
Publication date: 3rd May 2017
Author: Paul Armstrong
Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 216 pages
Categories: Business innovation, Business strategy,

About Paul Armstrong

Paul Armstrong, currently running his own private emerging technology advisory, HERE/FORTH, is an experienced social media and technologies strategist. He started his career with Myspace, Sony and Activision in the United States before returning to the UK to join Global media agency, Mindshare, to head up their social technologies team. He is an in-demand speaker on emerging technologies, social technologies and strategy and regularly advises brands like Coca-Cola, Experian, Sony Music, P&G, PwC and several technology start-ups. He writes a column for Forbes and also advises the UK Government on digital strategy.

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