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Posts from Date:   2018-2

Acorns: The Dollar Shave Club of Fintech

by David Yockelson  |  February 18, 2018

What if you could open and maintain an investment account on your phone that was funded automatically by the spare change between the price of your latte and the next whole dollar? What if 2.9 million of your friends thought this was a good idea? You’d have Acorns, a company that is disrupting – yes, that […]

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Why Is Digital Disruption a Thing for Technology and Service Providers?

by David Yockelson  |  February 8, 2018

Technology and Service Providers (TSPs) face several major issues: –They may develop or integrate disruptive technologies but face difficulties differentiating their offerings (e.g., everyone is embedding AI). –Barriers to competitive entry are low and so are buyers’ attention spans; what can be done to disrupt a market AND make buyers take notice? –They often struggle […]

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Kodak, Lifetouch, and Xerox: Three “Disrupteds” and Their Paths Forward

by David Yockelson  |  February 2, 2018

This week, there was an interesting convergence in the disruption cosmos. At least I thought it was interesting, since I could draw (create?) some similarities across the different circumstances and companies involved. Here’s what happened: Kodak – which had recently experienced a stock market explosion relative to its past after it announced a combined digital […]

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