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.
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.
How do you breathe fresh air into an established ecosystem? The Harvard Innovation Labs — one of the largest innovation centers at an institution that’s been around for 382 years — knows a thing or two about navigating change. This article shares ways established institutions can make way for innovation. We’re all ears.
As industry looks to the stars for a new commercial frontier, and NASA looks to industry to help broaden the scope of space exploration, Professor Matt Weinzierl considers what this interplay means for the future of the New Space sector.
The search for extraterrestrial life is bound to lead one place — underwater. To prepare for this reality, scientists from Harvard and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are narrowing in on autonomous ocean-floor vehicles equipped with cutting edge cameras and sophisticated sensors that can wirelessly alert researchers hundreds of miles away when something of note happens. Pretty cool stuff? We’d say so.