Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Why is the Internet Disruptive? What Industries will it Disrupt Next?

Fred Wilson has given a recent Marketing Talk@Google Mountain View. He is a VC and principal of Union Square Ventures. Here's how the talk was described in the email that was sent around Google announcing it:

Fred will be talking about "disruptive industries". Media/entertainment has taken the brunt of the disruptive force of the internet and internet technology but that’s just the start. What industries are next? Energy, education, consumer finance, and health care all seem ripe. What are those industries going to look like in 20 years, 40 years, 60 years?

So what industries are next to be disrupted by the Internet innovations after media? Fred argues that any business that is End To End Digital is a good candidate. He suggests the following list:
  • Consumer Finance
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Health Care?
  • Government?

The Disruption Talk is also available on Fred's blog avc.com.

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