Gartner Research

How to Create Competitive Advantage by Evaluating Crumbling Paradigms

Published: 29 March 2013

ID: G00247595

Analyst(s): Jorge Lopez


Although many will consider risks that upcoming paradigm shifts present, competent CEOs, CIOs and board directors must also consider emerging opportunities. This research examines a framework for evaluating crumbling paradigms, their root causes and how to plan for an uncertain future in their wake.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • Crumbling Paradigms: Why CEOs, Board Directors and CIOs Should Care

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Crumbling paradigms represent significant opportunities and risks for the entire business, resulting in the need for CEOs and board directors to develop a strategy review team
  • Extrapolating historical information reveals neither crumbling paradigms nor the new models that replace them, so CEOs and boards should prepare to invest in scenarios, new business models, and strategic advice to imagine and execute the visions that will emerge under the new conditions
  • The education gained by CEOs, board directors and CIOs from crumbling paradigms inspires the ability to proactively dismantle an industry paradigm, resulting in driving new rules for industry competition that others must follow

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