Tom Taulli argues that new ventures shouldn't count on the old innovator's dilemma anymore, since corpocracies have learned to innovate.
"If anything, Microsoft has a sterling track record of quashing disruptive technologies. The history of tech is strewn with its victims: Novell, Netscape, Spyglass, Stac and so on".
Umm. Two things:
1) There should be a Godwin's Law for biz tech articles making their point with refs to Microsoft. It should officially mark a descent into meaninglessness. Note: you can't prove anything meaningful from analysing one data point - especially when it's the biggest outlier in the population
. Call it Haque's Law from now on.
2) I am officially marking the publication of this article as the trough of the innovation cycle. Corporations haven't 'learned how to innovate' - it's just that everyone else has forgotten how to. People are only allowed to publish stuff this wack when things are at their absolute worst (or best. Hi Mary Meeker!!) .
Update: Here's a cool article from the Post that talks about the same thing.