Forces of Disruption
Disruption is inescapable. Every aspect of business—from the way we work, to where we work, to the work we do—is fundamentally different than it was as little as five years ago. To put it into perspective: In 2013, the Apple Watch was still in production, Alexa was number 60 on the list of most popular baby girl names, and Uber had just launched the first drive-forhire service using nonprofessional drivers and their personal vehicles. Another five years into the future, 2013 will feel like a different lifetime.
True disruption—the kind that marks lasting paradigm shifts in the predominant way things are done—is more than a technology story.
Due Diligence Checklist
Due diligence is the investigation or exercise of care that a reasonable business or person is expected to take before entering into an agreement or contract with another party, or an act with a certain standard of care. It can be a legal obligation, but the term will more commonly apply to voluntary investigations.