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Donald Trump And The Wollman Rinking of American Politics

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  Excerpted from a Forbes article written by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: We best understand the world through compelling narratives. Here’s one that helps us process the phenomenon known as Trump for President: “Once upon a time there was an ice skating rink in Central Park that could no longer make ice. No one… [See Full Post]


‘Scenema’ And The Truth According To Darren Wilson

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Driven by their own quest to better understand the emotions, conflict and complexities that emerged from the tragedy of Michael Brown’s death, filmmakers Sol Guy and Ezra Miller have just premiered a provocative experimental work–a standalone “scene” extruded from the larger drama of Ferguson, Missouri…. [See Full Post]


Trumping Hamilton: A Tale of Two Bastards

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Last week two great American spectacles, one featuring Alexander Hamilton and the other Donald Trump, had their opening nights. Both shows made great theater, each starring quite arguably a slightly flawed, unconventional anti-hero, i.e. a character with non-traditional heroic attributes. Anti-heroes can tend to be real… [See Full Post]


Is Donald Trump a Disruptive Political Innovation?

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Despite all of the hoopla about Donald Trump’s quixotic quest to become the 45th President of the United States, it remains highly improbably, in spite of leading in the Republican polls, that the Donald will ever sit in the Oval Office. It is easy… [See Full Post]


Pope Francis: CEO and Epic Innovator

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Every CEO is an evangelizer. So those struggling with how to deal with the pressures of disruption would do well to closely follow Pope Francis. His first bit of sage advice for every CEO is: “An evangelizer must never look like someone who has… [See Full Post]


Why Apple Users Had An Issue With The U2 Album

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Has Apple taken us from 1984 to 2014 and back again? In what is considered one of the greatest commercials ever made, Apple Computer introduced the Mac to the world in 1984 during the Super Bowl running an ad that instantaneously changed the image of… [See Full Post]


Solving the Prisoner’s Dilemma: The Death of Klinghoffer at the Met

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Game theory’s famous Prisoner’s Dilemma has many variations. Consider the case where two “rational” individuals who might not cooperate even when it’s in their best interest; “irrational” behavior, albeit riskier, can lead to a better outcome for each. Are we witnessing a solution to the… [See Full Post]


How To Die In America: Welcome To La Crosse, WI

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: One of the most intractable and politically charged problems in the U.S. healthcare system is end-of-life care. Unlike other third rail issues it only took two words—death panels—to put a screeching halt to the much needed public conversation about how we address medical care during… [See Full Post]


A Fearful Scimitar: ISIS and Asymmetric Warfare

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: First James Foley. And now, just moments ago, Steven Sotloff. The insanity continues. How does any one make sense of what to do about ISIS? This second beheading ups the ante for President Obama whose tan suit attracted as much attention as the substance of… [See Full Post]


If It Isn’t Disruptive Innovation Then What Is It? Try ‘Quantum Innovation’ On For Size

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Is a new lexicon in disruption emerging? Adi Ignatius, editor-in-chief of the Harvard Business Review, recently interviewed Professor Clayton Christensen on the heels of Professor Jill Lepore’s now-famous rant about disruptive innovation in The New Yorker. The ensuing controversy put Christensen and his theory at the center of the… [See Full Post]


Nine Things Clay Christensen Thinks About Thinking

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Every April for the past five years Professor Clay Christensen has travelled to New York City to co-host the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards—a collaboration between Christensen and the Disruptor Foundation (which he co-founded with us) and the Tribeca Film Festival. Two dozen or so… [See Full Post]


Deep Throat: What Maimonides Teaches Us About Our Obsession With Jamie Dimon’s Cancer

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Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: Can the upsurge in and nature of the media coverage regarding Jamie Dimon’s throat cancer provide a lens into the economic, political, social and cultural zeitgeist? The market cap of the company did drop 1%, (roughly $2 billion) before slightly bouncing back the day after the… [See Full Post]


Lepore vs. Christensen: Has Disruptive Innovation Been Mortally Wounded?

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  Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula: We believe the rumors of the death of disruptive innovation have been greatly exaggerated by Harvard Professor Jill Lepore. But many have begun to question what hidden motives might underly Lepore’s frontal assault in the The New Yorker on disruptive innovation theory and it’s creator, fellow… [See Full Post]