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paradigm shift

A dramatic change in methodology or practice. It often refers to a major change in thinking and planning, which ultimately changes the way projects are implemented. For example, accessing applications and data from the Web instead of from local servers is a paradigm shift. See paradigm and buzzword.
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The survey of the four periods of paradigm shift demonstrates the intense concentration of the entire Chinese tradition on the inner world of the human subject.
But to survive the current paradigm shift, your company needs to focus on the value your customers receive from your offering.
This so-called paradigm shift can be seen in many examples such as GPS device displaced by software companies such as Google and Waze, desktop computing disrupted by mobile devices, and the traditional auto industry centered around the internal combustion engine threatened by peer-to-peer service providers (e.g., Uber), consumer electronics (e.g., Apple), battery-driven vehicle (e.g., Tesla), and software companies (e.g., Google, Amazon).
Kuhn describes a paradigm shift as the 'abandonment of previously held beliefs and techniques.' Kuhn examined the history of science with respect to the novel discoveries and the theoretical developments advanced by scientists.
Paradigm shifts--those in which one comes to understand something in a substantially different way--are even more complicated and demanding, and yet each of our authors in this issue is proposing some sort of paradigm shift. Karl-Dieter Crisman advocates open source software replacing much of our routine dependence on proprietary software.
As I contemplated the scientific saga of developing somatic and pharmaceutical treatments for major psychiatric disorders, I recognized several interesting themes: serendipity, evolution, paradigm shifts, and radical breakthroughs.
If a new paradigm appears during a crisis, a scientific revolution takes place: Scientists are prepared to embrace a new framework; the old paradigm is eventually replaced, and a paradigm shift transpired.
CIC says the project explores "paradigm shifts" and how reality is reshaped and splintered into what they call shifts of subjectivity.
You can read in detail about these paradigm shifts in this issue's "Top Ten Tech Trends" cover story package.
"We in the consumer electronics area have a paradigm shift every year or two."
This book begins with a look at recent (past 25 years or so) paradigm shifts that have contributed to changes in the accounting profession including: a global economy and outsourcing; increased regulation; technological advancements; work/life balance; talent shortages; and fee pressures.