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Innovatorsare people who introduce new ideas and methods to challenge theexisting way of working out solutions. I agree with the author thatanalytical elements are mandatory in generating revolutionaryconcepts that transform the organizational culture. According to Zhuand Xiao, innovators need to have the capacity, political skills, andthe right mindset to generate knowledge that supports inventions(2016). Policy revolutions foster organizational success as in thecase of Google that resulted in market success.

Earlyinnovators make use of technology or products to create novel ideasthat set modern trends. On the other hand, early adopters understandthe originators’ concepts and have networks for the discoveries(Frattini, Bianchi, De Massis, &ampSikimic, 2013). I agree with theauthor that most primary adopters are young, highly educated,adventurous, and not willing to share information. On the other hand,the early majority are individuals who try out firsthand products andtechnologies. Besides, the early majority people lack exemplaryleadership skills, but they maintain excellent interpersonalnetworks.

Thelate majority comprises of approximately a third of the society. Thisgroup of people remains skeptical about adopting fresh technologiesand designs. Thus, they implement unique designs and knowledge muchlater (Kaminski, 2011). I concur with the author that late majorityindividuals must hire the original pacesetters to manage theirorganizations, and to teach them how to develop an innovativeculture.

Thelaggards are usually the last group of people to put into usagegroundbreaking philosophies because they are cynical about change.Hence, laggards are the most localized individuals in the society andmainly interact with people from their category only. I support theauthor’s argument that by evading organizational modifications andchange, the laggards delay using new competitive technologies in themarket. Furthermore, lack of awareness and limited resources push thelaggards to the limit and they suffer because of having insufficientknowledge on innovation.


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Itis evident from the post that technology has revolutionized businessactivities. Unlike in the past, companies need to integrateinformation technology into their practices to compete fairly(Peltier, Zhao &amp Schibrowsky, 2012). It is also true that one ofthe leading innovators in Analytics-Based competition is the smartclothing sector. One factor that has led to the rapid industrygrowth and stability is the ability of innovators to address theindividual needs of their clients (Aggarwal, 2011). A goodillustration of this from the post is seen as in the case ofBluetooth sensor for fitness applications. It is evident that indesigning the product, manufacturers concentered on the specifictarget population. In a competitive market such as in electronics,specialization can help in that it enables the producers ormanufacturers to invest their time and resources in one thing hencesuperior commodities (Hakala, 2011). The post distinguished theearly, late and lagged majority of analytics-Based competition.Technological companies usually take risk after weighing the pros andcons of their actions. Care should be taken because adoptingtechnology in businesses does not always translate to success.


Itis true that many courses make use of analytical techniques toexplain occurrences in research. I agree with you that some of thecommon programs that rely on analytics include economics, finance,management, and statistics. However, perhaps it would also beimportant to note that its analysis is not only confined tomathematics, but it is also used in health sciences such asbiostatistics and various ecological studies. Biological and healthsciences adopt different analytical techniques to explain diseaseepidemiology and species distributions among other purposes (Kole etal. 2011). It is true that one cannot carry out proper analysiswithout collecting quantitative and qualitative data. Statisticsinvolves collecting and analyzing data and can be in the form of thedifference between inferential and descriptive analysis (Reimann etal. 2011). Technology has tried to make inferential statistics easierbecause there are applications that can synthesize data and interpretthem for the researcher. Unlike qualitative research design,quantitative techniques make use of various analysis tools such asregression, the standard variation and chi-square test among others(Anderson et al. 2016).


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