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3 ways “disruptors” are changing their industries and others (and the world!)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Graeme Codrington, Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday, for his weekly "The Science Of" feature.

Codrington spoke about “disruptors” and the three ways in which they are breaking down boundaries between industries.

  • Newcomers to an industry (e.g. Google’s foray into motoring)

  • Those competing in an industry they’re not even in (e.g. Uber)

  • Those “playing” in other industries (e.g. Ford’s mobility services and desire for your car to be your most powerful computer, and Wi-Fi hotspot, within five years)

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

If your experiments aren’t failing, you’re not experimenting enough!

Graeme Codrington, Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday

Maybe we’re not as good as the Americans, but we’re better than the Europeans.

Graeme Codrington, Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday

South Africans have a sense of difference.

Graeme Codrington, Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday

‘Difference’ doesn’t freak South Africans out.

Graeme Codrington, Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday

Mxit should have been WhatsApp. But they missed smartphones.

Graeme Codrington, Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday

Back in 1980 Nokia had only a tenuous link to telecoms.

Graeme Codrington, Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday

Elon Musk is mad.

Graeme Codrington, Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday

Elon Musk is our generation’s great scientific mind.

Graeme Codrington, Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday

The new industrialists try a 1000 things, and one thing works.

Graeme Codrington, Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday

Disruption is not so much a science as it is an art.

Graeme Codrington, Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday

You buy your computer, phone and music player from Apple. Once day you’ll buy your car from them.

Graeme Codrington, Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday

The greatest time in history to be a disruptor is now.

Graeme Codrington, Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday

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