"The eighteenth century embraced the idea of progress; the nineteenth century had evolution; the twentieth century had growth and then innovation. Our era has disruption, which, despite its futurism, is atavistic. It’s a theory of history founded on a profound anxiety about financial collapse, an apocalyptic fear of global devastation, and shaky evidence."

Jill Lepore examines what the theory of “disruptive innovation” gets wrong: http://nyr.kr/1si4TFn (via newyorker)

(via newyorker)