first_img 0 Comments   Share   LISTEN: Adrian Wilson – Former Cardinal great, current Cardinal scout Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “I’ve known him since 2005 when he was coming out of Alabama,” Wilson added. “He knows that we’re going to win, he knows that we have the type of players in the locker room that can help him be successful as well and he brings something to the table as far as helping us on the offensive side of the ball.”That winning culture is something that Wilson sees as a direct factor in the team’s recent acquisitions.“A lot of the guys that are coming in now, they see those 35 wins over three years and that’s enticing to a lot of players,” Wilson said. “At the end of the day, players just want to win.”Another factor in that has been general manager Steve Keim, who Wilson called a top-3 GM in the NFL.Cardinals fans were quick to be reminded of Wilson’s presence around the team back in January, when the man they call A-Dub was the first person to get to Larry Fitzgerald and celebrate after the receiver’s game-winning touchdown against the Green Bay Packers. The impact Adrian Wilson made on the field during his 12 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals was undeniable.Now, the Ring of Honor member is still making an impact off it.In a role Wilson called a scout of both college and pro personnel, the former Cardinal safety has already helped the team improve this offseason.His role in the Evan Mathis signing was something Mathis spoke of in his press conference.“I’ve been trying to get Evan here for a couple of years now,” Wilson said on Off The Edge on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “Even last year. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals’ Adrian Wilson announces his retirement, Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Cardinals team facility in Tempe, Ariz. The five-time pro bowler played 12 seasons for the Cardinals. (AP Photo/Matt York) Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

David and Goliath A Story Of Disruptive Innovation

first_imgIssac Shi is the CTO and Chief Software Architect for Prognosis Health Information Systems, a portfolio company located in Houston that I work with.Isaac wrote a blog that I wanted to share with you below. I hope you and your management team enjoy it as much as I did.August 11th, 2011.  “Without a Sword in His Hand” — How King David Used Disruptive Innovation to Kill the Goliath By Isaac Shi – CTO and Chief Software Architect at Prognosis Health Information Systems Goliath is an incumbent company, no doubt he is a giant, he has muscle and sword (product depth), well fed (high profit margin), and lots of followers (market share). His technology is sword and shield, his strength is brick and mortar.David knew he couldn’t beat the Philistine if he was to play the rules defined by the enemy; the only way to defeat the Goliath was through his Disruptive Innovation: a precision missile system — Slingshot.Goliath wasn’t agile enough to deal with disruptive technology; he could not move fast enough to dodge the incoming stone. His downward immobility met David’s upward mobility. The giant came tumbling down.The Book of Samuel said “without a sword in the hand, David struck down the Philistine”. The end of the story is David pulled Goliath’s own sword and cut his head off.There are two types of innovations:  Sustaining Innovation (better & sharper sword) and Disruptive Innovation (Slingshot). Goliath was in fact good at sustaining innovation; he sharpened his sword every day, he worked out every day like Conan the Barbarian. Incumbent companies actually are doing well with this type of incremental innovation, but they often miss out on the disruptive one, the one that will change the rules of the game forever.An entrant company must arm themselves with a disruptive business model with disruptive innovations in order to dethrone the incumbent giant rather than exhaust limited resources to match the incumbent’s every move.You need to re-define the rules of engagement in a way that favors your own strength, to slay the goliath without a sword in your hand.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more