The big lesson from Amazon and Whole Foods: Disruptive competition comes out of nowhere – Vivek Wadhwa

“Note the march of Amazon. First it was bookstores, publishing and distribution; then cleaning supplies, electronics and assorted home goods. Now Amazon is set to dominate all forms of retail as well as cloud services, electronic gadgetry and small-business lending. And its proposed acquisition of Whole Foods sees Amazon literally breaking the barriers between the digital and physical realms.

This is the type of disruption we will see in almost every industry over the next decade, as technologies advance and converge and turn the incumbents into toast. We have experienced the advances in our computing devices, with smartphones having greater computing power than yesterday’s supercomputers. Now, every technology with a computing base is advancing on an exponential curve — including sensors, artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology and 3-D printing. And when technologies converge, they allow industries to encroach on one another.”

The big lesson from Amazon and Whole Foods: Disruptive competition comes out of nowhere – Vivek Wadhwa
http://wadhwa.com/2017/06/21/big-lesson-amazon-whole-foods-disruptive-competition-comes-nowhere/
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