Disruption: Interruption, Disturbance, Disorder, Break, Separation

A radical change or an unforeseen destruction of the status quo. This may sound somewhat dramatic but history has seen countless examples of it. Furthermore, globalization, as well as today’s fast paced business world guarantee increasingly more frequent economic disruptions.

So, how do you prepare for disruptions?

„Video killed the radio star“ - The Buggles, 1979

Video kills radio, PAL fights NTSC, DVD defeats VHS but gets beaten by Blu-Ray – This list, which we could continue ad infinitum, illustrates that disruptions have been taking place for a long time.

If companies do not prepare for the possibility of their business models becoming obsolete, even if no noticeable disruption has emerged yet, it may be too late for them already.


Even more than “disruption,” the term leapfrogging illustrates how rival companies or products can overtake you at a moment’s notice and leave you in the dust. Leapfrogging is based on the premise that monopolies, in particular, are at risk of being overtaken, due to their lesser drive for innovation when compared to emerging competitors. This may cost them their leadership position relatively quickly since competitors may be more inclined to take risks and build on new innovations.

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Alan Kay, American computer scientist

Let us now return to our question, how do you prepare for disruption? By implementing a flexible, scalable business model and being a disruptor, yourself. Through our years of experience, we have developed models and methods to lift your business to the next evolutionary level.

  • Business Audit
  • Determination of Business Maturity Level
  • Smart Analysis©
  • Enterprise Architecture / Future Enterprise
  • Business Frameworks
  • Dynamic Capabilities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Digitalization