Nurse Brianna has always been overweight and never feels like she truly belongs anywhere except at work. She lives for her work until she is accused of killing her wealthy patient, Harold. Hounded by the media she moves in with an old friend and assumes a new identity. Under her friend's influence, she learns to take life less seriously, and by…
Though technology- and information-intensive firms are most vulnerable to big bangs, mature industries face this threat, too. Credit cards, automobiles, and education, for instance, are all experiencing early warning signs. But in every industry, big-bang disruption will be keeping executives in a cold sweat for a long time to come.
This article, which originally appeared in Harvard Business Review, offers some strategic principles to help businesses survive big bangs.