We're excited to announce that the January issue of Harvard Business Review features Larry's research on a “second act” crisis facing even some of the most successful Internet startups. The article is based on a study conducted in cooperation with Accenture Research, a continuation of research on the strategic implications of disruptive innovation and Big Bang Disruption.
“Finding Your Company’s Second Act” introduces the main themes of Larry's next book, including what he calls the “Seven Habits of Highly Fragile Startups.”
Larry will present in Qingdao on Sept. 20th at the 1st International Rendanheyi Model Forum and Summit in Qingdao, China. His presentation explores the application of Big Bang Disruption to the Rendanheyi model created and pioneered by Haier and its CEO, Zhang Ruimin. Larry's earlier papers on Haier include "Open Innovation, Chinese Style," published in Boao Review, July, 2016 with Paul Nunes and Serena Jing Qui.
Larry will testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on May 3rd, 2017 at a hearing on removing obstacles to broadband deployment in the U.S. The hearing is part of the Senate's consideration of a large-scale infrastructure bill, of which broadband initiatives, especially in rural and tribal areas, will be considered.
Video of the hearing and Larry's testimony are available here.
Larry will give the keynote address at "Marketing in the Consumer Internet of Things," a conference being held on September 30th at George Washington University. The event is sponsored by the Marketing Science Institute. For information on attendance, consult the website for MSI.
We're thrilled to report that Entrepreneur magazine has named Larry's new book, "Big Bang Disruption," one of seven "must-read" titles for budding entrepreneurs.
Matthew Toren writes:
"Authors Downes and Nunes walk through strategies for keeping your business at the forefront so it doesn’t fall prey to innovative forces that could quickly derail it.
Think of how quickly companies such as Uber have disrupted taxi companies or smartphones have made GPS units virtually irrelevant. With plenty of examples and tips for how you can remain innovative, this book is a great one to keep handy to read now and again in the future as your business scales."
Larry was in China earlier this month for the publication of new Mandarin editions of both Big Bang Disruption and The Laws of Disruption. The books have become instant best-sellers, with over 10,000 copies sold! Larry and co-author Paul Nunes gave several talks and interviews, visiting Beijing, Qingdao, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong.