A proposed unit of "innovation/disruption"

A proposed unit of "innovation/disruption"

Summary: I was discussing innovation Wednesday evening with my old buddy Tom Abate from The SF Chronicle. These chats always provide lots of fodder for posts.

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I was discussing innovation Wednesday evening with my old buddy Tom Abate from The SF Chronicle. These chats always provide lots of fodder for posts.

And in talking about innovation I began to wonder if it was synonymous with disruption. I think it is, because if innovation is not disruptive it won't get funding, at least not here in Silicon Valley.

Is there a unit of disruption? I'll propose one: a $1Billion unit of disruption reached over 5 years (BUD).

1 BUD = A business process that has the potential to generate $1bn in annual sales within five years.

That's about the minimum upside that a Silicon Valley startup needs to show in order to get funding. More is better, a five BUD would be stellar.

And 1 BUD = 1 Innovation Unit. Because innovation has to be disruptive, imho.

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Tom Abate Blog: MiniMediaGuy

 

Topic: Emerging Tech

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  • That's ridiculous

    Not the idea about metrics - that sounds real interesting, and is a great idea, though I think you have some more way to go to develop it further...
    And not about the relationship between disruption and innovation, though it is far from accurate - though there is a relationship, it is not equality.

    I mean about the billion in revenue by year 5 being the minimum for funding??? I highly doubt any VC in his right mind would even consider any startup that talks that trash. 100 million$ by year 5 is hard enough to swallow - and most don't.
    Seriously, check out Guy Kawasaki's blog (http://blog.guykawasaki.com/ ) to get an idea of how VC's work, and what they will believe and invest.
    Definitaley NOT the startup that claims a billion in revenue by year 5.
    douglen@...
  • Must innovation be disruptive?

    Can't it also be synergistic?
    tic swayback