In a new article published this week in MIT Sloan Management Review, Larry and his co-authors assess the impact of the global pandemic on continuing digital disruption. COVID-19, they conclude, has accelerated disruptive trends already well underway, in particular with regard to consumer demand for digital devices, networks, and services.
Businesses and other institutions hoping to survive, let alone thrive, in a post-COVID economy will need to accelerate efforts to embrace innovative virtual business practices, internally and externally.
The article offers five disruption imperatives, pragmatic strategies that leading enterprises have already adopted.
Larry and National Broadband Plan author Blair Levin published a white paper this week with the Aspen Institute on the Internet’s many contributions to managing the COVID-19 crisis. The authors propose an initiative to review remaining gaps in the digital transformation of business, a cross between the NBP and the 9/11 Commission. Read their recommendations here:
Larry’s new book, “Pivot to the Future,” co-authored with Omar Abbosh and Paul Nunes of Accenture, went on sale this week with a big bang, premiering as the #1 strategy title on Amazon.
The book also got an opening day window display at the Barnes & Noble flagship store on Fifth Avenue, pictured above.
At the New York City launch event on April 22nd, Larry joined his co-authors and special guest Arianna Huffington for a terrific discussion moderated by Fortune magazine CEO Alan Murray.
Visit the PTTF website at www.pivottothefuture.com for more details and to watch a video of the event.
Larry will present on “The Impact of the Consolidating Media Landscape” at the National Association of Broadcasters Streaming Summit, Oct. 17th in New York.
Information and registration can be found here.
Larry will be keynoting at this year’s Rendanheyi Model Forum in Qingdao, China. The Forum celebrates the management innovations of Zhang Ruimin, CEO of Haier, the world’s largest appliance manufacturer.
The Forum takes place on Sept. 19-21st.
On June 28th, Larry will join General Catalyst’s Hemant Taneja and author Kevin Maney to discuss their new book, “Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts Are Creating the Economy of the Future” at an event sponsored by The Churchill Club in downtown San Francisco. As start-ups transform industries using lease-able infrastructure, consumers are benefiting. But anxiety is also rising, as long-held assumptions about the nature of work, business, and community are also being disrupted.
Open Forum: The New World of Work: The Unraveling of Scale