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How to Add Your Share to a Sustainable Future

Johannes Krainer

We’ve been talking about a sustainable future for a long time now, but one thing still strikes me: Many people are just waiting for it to happen. Of course this isn’t the way to success, nor is it the way towards sustainability.

Instead, I like to look at the future like building a puzzle. Skill by skill, idea by idea, we all have to add a piece. What contribution can you make? Here are 7 questions to ask yourself to approach a new business or simply re-evaluate a current one. Continue reading

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Why Europeans’ Indefinite Pessimism About the Future Endangers Their Industry

Johannes Krainer

The recent scandal about Volkswagen, which keeps us busy these days, made me think about disruptive innovation and why we lack it in Europe.

The concept of disruptive innovation was first raised by Clayton Christensen’s Innovator’s Dilemma in the late 1990s. An innovator’s dilemma is the choice between focusing on clients’ current needs (i.e. product development) versus creating a completely new product according to future demand (disruptive innovation). Continue reading