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How To Avoid Disruption In Business And In Life

Posted by David RabjohnsWednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:56 am No Comments
Market research has historically done a poor job of helping companies avoid disruption. We are good at tweaking the known but not so good at spotting the next chapter.  To underline this fact 89% of firms that were on the Fortune 500 list in 1955 are gone. Companies like National Sugar, Detroit Steel and Studebaker all disrupted out of existence. This post, and the accompanying Ted talk, will argue that traditional market research techniques focus too much on the easy rational (system two) analysis vs. the more emotional (system one) world that we live in.  It will also share a new approach to exploring those primal system one motivations in order to avoid disruption.
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Counterpoint: Data From Social Media Can Turbo Charge Insights Professionals

Posted by David RabjohnsFriday, May 2, 2014, 8:55 am 4 Comments
Last week Ray Poynter wrote a well-constructed post wrestling with the question “Why Has Social Media Analytics Met With Limited Success In Market Research?”. Having spent 11 years analyzing social data for some of the biggest Fortune 500 clients, I wanted to point out (in the friendliest manner) why some of his assumptions are wrong.
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Leaping The Disruption Chasm

Posted by David RabjohnsTuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:19 am 7 Comments
Every so often an industry-changing chasm opens up in your path. Just like an unexpected earthquake, you have to quickly decide if you are going to bravely leap across before it gets too wide or totter and fall.
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