from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, causing, or produced by disruption.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Causing disrupt or unrest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Causing, or tending to cause, disruption; caused by disruption; breaking through; bursting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing or tending to cause disruption; rending; bursting or breaking through.
- Produced by or following on disruption: as, disruptive effects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
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These and other characteristics are discussed in a new book by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clay Christensen the latter the father of the term "disruptive technology" The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators.
"These days, market futurists and business wonks rarely have a meaningful economics discussion without using the term 'disruptive technology,'" observed McKay Coppins in Newsweek magazine last year.
Whereas the word disruptive might generally be assumed as a negative, here it means something else.
The term "disruptive" is needed to explain the power of the innovation that follows it.
Business School Professor known for coining the term "disruptive innovation," believes that one of his most enduring legacies will be an idea he first put forward in his 2003 book The Innovator's Solution: don't sell products and services to customers, but rather try to help people address their jobs-to-be-done.
He makes an exception for what he calls disruptive companies such as eBay and Amazon. com that could benefit because of their locks on given businesses.
So all the traditional stuff that's on people's mind is I'd say more important than it's ever been, and then you layer on top of that all these what I call "disruptive" technologies that are on their mind.
The Iranian envoy, Mohammad Khazaee, sent a letter denying the allegations and complaining about what he called the disruptive role of the United States to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon - a common response from Tehran.
The Transportation Security Administration said it was notified of what it called a disruptive passenger on Flight 3079, operated by Chautauqua Airlines, around 8: 30 a.m.
"These days, market futurists and business wonks rarely have a meaningful economics discussion without using the term "disruptive technology",'