Of Wonders & Disruption – report
While we don't pretend to be able to see the future in detail, we believe that the overall pattern of business and technology change is more predictable than many people think.
Our research shows that business competition tends to go through 3 main phases - peace, war and finally wonder. Consider the war between Edison and Tesla which led to utility electricity, which then enabled wonders such as air conditioning, home appliances, radio and motion pictures. We are on the verge of many such wars and wonders now. This report provides a strategic framework for envisioning how areas such as 3D printing, self-driving cars, robotics, the internet of things and the IT industry itself might change in the years ahead, as they evolve through the peace, war and wonder stages.