Came across this quote in a fantastic piece by Jill Lepore in The New Yorker about the disruption industry.
Startups are ruthless and leaderless and unrestrained, and they seem so tiny and powerless, until you realize, but only after it’s too late, that they’re devastatingly dangerous: Bang! Ka-boom! Think of it this way: the Times is a nation-state; BuzzFeed is stateless. Disruptive innovation is competitive strategy for an age seized by terror.
I bolded stuff, Jill Lepore actually wrote in in The New Yorker
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