Thursday, June 27, 2013
Ripe for Disruption - June 2013
I love the phrase 'ripe for disruption'. Digital people and MBAs use it a lot, to describe industries that they think are staid, rooted in old practices and technologies, and the sort of industries that new entrants could come into and really shake up, in the way that Amazon did with bookselling (& now other retailing) and Expedia and others did with travel. It often leads to businesses that can be described as 'Kickstarter for T-shirts', 'airbnb for retail property' or 'Netflix for beer'. In fact I think it would be a great title for Armando Iannucci's proposed series about silicon valley.
So what do people think is ripe for disruption at the moment?
This list is based on things I've found since the start of the year:
Hunting and Fishing supplies
... & there's a whole list on this Quora post
I agree that a lot of these are going to be disrupted very soon (& some are already) - but it's fun seeing the list like this, and also to debate the pros and cons in each case.