The Meaning of Disruption: How Should Utilities Think About Change?

There’s lots of debate about the meaning of “disruption” and what it could bring for utilities. Here are a few musings. “Disruption” is one the most overused words to describe how radical technological change can…

Billion-Dollar Trends

Nova Labs Recently, investing gadfly James Altucher posted a “cheat sheet” for what you should be doing with your money that spotlighted a handful of “demographic trends” that investors could get behind. We wanted to…

Nest’s Tony Fadell on Smart Objects, and the Singularity of Innovation

  Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Before he started Nest, Tony Fadell held senior positions at Apple on the teams that created the iPod and the iPhone. Tony Fadell is the founder and chief executive of…

8 disruptive companies that utilities should watch in 2014

The traditional electric utility model faces a range of disruptive challenges including distributed generation, energy storage and demand-side management, according to a report Edison Electric Institute issued early this year. Emerging technology coupled with low…