Quotes on Digital Disruption

One of the factors that I believe is the biggest obstacle to transformation is the fear of cannibalization.

Ganesh Ayyar

CEO at Mphasis

The biggest impedient to a company’s future success is its past success.

Dan Schulman

CEO of PayPal

We are at the end of the digital beginning as companies reshape and retool for life in the new normal.

PWC’s global entertainment and media outlook

It’s no longer the big beating the small, but the fast beating the slow.

Eric Pearson

CIO of International Hotel Group (IHG)

When digital transformation is done right, it’s like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a really fast caterpillar.

George Westerman

Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy

Most of the executives I talk to are still very much focused on digital largely as a way to do “more of the same,” just more efficiently, quickly, cost effectively. But I don’t see a lot of evidence of fundamentally stepping back and rethinking, at a basic level, “What business are we really in?

John Hagel III

Co-Chairman at Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge leaders

In today`s era of volatility, there is no other way but to re-invent. The only sustainable advantage, you can have over other is Agility, that`s it. Because nothing else is sustainable, everything else you create, somebody else will replicate.

Jeff Bezos

CEO of Amazon

In some ways, incumbents have a lot of benefits over new players, over start-ups. They have customers, they have great data, they often have a brand. They have financial resources, which a start-up may not have. The question is, can all of those capabilities and assets be deployed in a way that allows you to defend against new attackers as digital disrupts your industry?

Paul Willmott

Director at McKinsey