Not only was entertainment the first child of technology disruption, the tech leaders in these industries are still some of the biggest, best, and most profitable. It will also be the industry to expect the most impressive blindsides from in the future.
There are a lot of established companies that have grown their business in very different ways. There's a lot than can be learned from hard-earned sales methods and good customer service. Most 20-year-old companies could also learn more about technology and how the landscape of their business is changing. But why should they care?
There are more than 80 “unicorns” in today’s global startup industry. That means there are more than 80 privately-owned and venture-funded new businesses with valuations of over $1 billion. While we could talk all day about the tech “bubble” and whether or not these valuations are reasonable, these companies are clearly doing something right.