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Larry Returns to China for 1st International Rendanheyi Model Forum and Summit

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 testifies before Congress on closing the digital divide

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.

Big Bang Disruption named a “must-read” for entrepreneurs!

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 in China

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.

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Larry to testify before Congress on the future of the Internet

Larry will be testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Feb. 25th, 2015, at a hearing on the future of the Internet. The Subcommittee on Technology and Communications is concerned about the impact on technology, innovation and investment of pending action by the Federal Communications Commission, which will transform Internet access into a public utility under a 1930’s law.

The hearing will take place at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2322, at 10:30.  Live video is available from the Committee’s website.