Innovation is reimagining the traditional modalities of well – almost everything. No industry, organization, or space is sheltered from disruption in the digital economy, so whether an incumbent or disruptor it’s best to be prepared for a world of constant change.
Effectively acting on climate change requires the reinvention of almost everything — from our energy systems to the way we transport people and things. This won’t be easy or cheap, but as Professor Rebecca Henderson explains, there is still a strong business case to be made.
Our changing climate creates a range of opportunities for technological innovation. The HBS Business and Environment Initiative believes business has a vital role to play in delivering on those innovations.
There’s a dream of space vacations, a fascination with seeing Earth from the outside. Professor Matt Weinzierl considers what this type of adventure travel will look like (in reality) and the implications for broader space development.
As much as we hate to say it, great technology isn’t a silver bullet. A strong business case still matters in the digital era. Professor Thales Teixeira reflects on Airbnb's origin story — an interesting collision of technology, the economic climate, and a slow-to-change industry.
As Airbnb’s growth continues to skyrocket, reviews from cities have swung the other way. Professors Youngme Moon, Felix Oberholzer-Gee, and Mihir Desai trade opinions on whether regulation will destroy Airbnb's business model.
Artificial intelligence-powered smart speakers are on track to become the "travel agent" of choice. This article from Harvard Business Review examines the shift and outlines three strategies traditional travel companies should consider to meet consumer needs.
Listen up, marketers and advertisers. Blockchain may rock your world after all — eliminating the need for middlemen in advertising, reducing fraud and spam, and monetizing media consumption. What does it all add up to? According to this article in Harvard Business Review, it means better results for companies and for customers.
Digital is a known disruptor across industries at this point. And yet, incumbent businesses are struggling to respond. According to George Corbin, who has led digital strategy at two major established companies, the roadblock to innovation is simple — “It’s the operating model, stupid.”
You don’t get more incumbent than a library. So what’s a library to do when the world goes digital? Here’s a peek inside how HBS’ Baker Library is reinventing the customer experience by leveraging digital technology.