Creative Destruction – Popularized by Joseph Schumpeter, a “process of industrial mutation that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one.”
In just 10 years, two industry titans have been knocked to the floor and replaced by a start-up and another firm that most industry pundits had written-off. The age of the Windows desktop PC is coming to a close and the age of smart phones, tablet computers, and cloud computing is beginning. But don’t put money on it. Microsoft and Dell looked like no-lose propositions in 1999, but the forces of creative destruction proved otherwise.
Jeremy Jones, CFA
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