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Focus on the value of disruption

Now that we've been wowed by disruption, we should learn how to take advantage of it by identifying and seizing the opportunities created.

Compressive disruption is more insidious. It occurs when incumbent companies' operating margins are squeezed over a prolonged period of time, usually driven by the arrival of new entrants with new business models or new offerings that consumers are adopting gradually, for example, renewable energy.

IN 2017, the buzz word "disruption" continued to dominate the headlines. People debated the merits of transportation-sharing services and driverless cars, the viability of new payment methods and the feasibility of wearables marrying with healthcare, insurance and retail products.

But in...

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