On Shoulders of Giants

In the last 15 years, we have seen tremendous disruption of certain industries, with everything from human resources (Linkedin) to movie rentals (Netflix) being affected. Not every startup can be a Linkedin or Netflix, however, and most in fact aren’t. Industry disruption, however, it not the only path to success. There are many businesses which leverage existing platforms, both software and hardware, in new and innovative ways. With the right value proposition for those existing stakeholders, there is a very good chance of creating win-win situations.

So when thinking about innovative solutions, don’t just think of how existing infrastructure can be replaced, also consider how that infrastructure can be used in a new and innovative way.

What are some antiquated platforms that are ripe for innovation? Tweet at me with #polishneeded, and let me know!