Marc Dowd

Marc Dowd

Marc is a specialist in disruptive innovation and carries out research on how technology trends are changing the world. Marc is the Founder of PathFinder4 and Manage Disruption Limited and previously spent nine years as the EMEA Principal Advisor to C-level executives for Forrester Research.

Will disruption come to the legal industry? Hint: Oh, yes!

Will disruption come to the legal industry? Hint: Oh, yes!

Written by on May 17, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Did you know that nearly half of all UK business leaders think their business model will cease to exist within the next five years? In this article we take an in-depth insight into what that means for legal advisors to those organisations. If you believe that your business will be unaffected, you are more than […]

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Disruption – it’s impact on businesses large and small

Disruption – it’s impact on businesses large and small

Written by on January 4, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

We are entering an age of extreme change characterised by changing business models, emerging technologies and the increasing power of the consumer.  Smaller companies, such as Uber and AirBnB in their early days, seemingly rise out of nowhere and cause mayhem in well-established industries.  The velocity, scope, and nature of the disruptions that we are […]

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How to create disruption, disruptive innovation and more

How to create disruption, disruptive innovation and more

Written by on April 1, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I talk a lot about disruption and disruptive innovation. Often it is hard to tell the difference between them. To my mind there are three types of innovation that businesses commonly use. In this video I briefly describe all three. The three types All three types of innovation are important for the profitability of a […]

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Process of disruption and how important it is to be disruptive

Process of disruption and how important it is to be disruptive

Written by on March 8, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Many people don’t realise how important it is to be disruptive. In my time with large companies I am often struck how most of them are so focused on the process of their business. So much so that it almost seems that the processes have always existed. That the company was never a start-up – that they had […]

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The evolving roles of the CIO and CTO

The evolving roles of the CIO and CTO

Written by on December 2, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

It seems like an age ago but soon after I joined Forrester Research in 2006 I noticed something odd. My job then was the personal advisor to leaders of technology organisations. I helped them make use of the research that Forrester published. What I noticed early on was that there was a strong theme about the role of […]

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Friction is the gap between intention and action

Friction is the gap between intention and action

Written by on September 21, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

The reason why people don’t do many of the things they set out to do is what is nowadays called ‘friction.’ In the good old days it would more likely have been called ‘laziness.’ Friction is the gap between intention and action caused by it being difficult to do, or difficult to remember to do. […]

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How Uber used vectors of disruption to take the world by storm

How Uber used vectors of disruption to take the world by storm

Written by on September 17, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I recently listened to/read this article about how the value of taxi driver medallions is falling away to nothing from all-time highs of $1m in 2014. Essentially the medallions that once symbolized the right to be an accredited taxi driver are becoming worthless because there is no longer a value in being accredited. When I was training to be […]

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