According to the Harvard Business Review, there are four states of industry disruption that can be analyzed to predict which industries will encounter radical disruption. The categories include viability, vulnerability, volatility and durability. These categories give insight into an industry’s current position, its weaknesses, and even takes into account historical data.
It is important to note that for some companies, disruption is a threat that leads to the need for change and growth to survive. For others, the disruptors, looking at such a matrix can help spot stagnant or legacy industries that are riddled with inefficiencies, thus creating an opportunity for disruption.
The list in this article represents various companies at the cutting-edge of their respective industries and some of the interesting strategies they are using to create disruption.