The growing rate of innovation means that business and society need to adapt faster
The evolution of our society is influenced by the rate of innovation. From the start of the industrial revolution, these innovations have continued to rapidly appear and spread, which forces us to constantly adapt accordingly. Without this adaptation, the issue would virtually be one of our extinction. <...> When we talk about adaptation, we must touch upon organizational changes and modifications in our society, both in terms of its essence and form — Emmanuel Tric, President, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis.
Yandex, like Google, and like other tech companies are largely disrupters of everything. <...> You disrupt GDP, since your activities make services much cheaper, thereby reducing demand for traditional services. Take Yandex.Taxi, for example. The greater its foothold, the fewer private cars there are, and the lower GDP is. Similarly, the more instantly available high‑quality and cheap e-books there are, the lower GDP is — Vladimir Mau, Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
The ones who know best about the trends in the digital world are actually our students, especially our youngest students. They are the ones who bring us the latest trends on what’s happening. And we have to adapt – just like companies have to – with what’s happening in the digital world. And we have to adapt very quickly — Alessia Di Domenico, Associate Dean, EDHEC Business School.