Simon Erickson

Simon Erickson


I am a believer in the power of disruptive innovation, and that individual investors can significantly outperform the market over long periods of time. I am the lead advisor of our Motley Fool Explorer service, where we look for future-focused companies well-poised to capitalize on developing long-term trends.

Recent articles

My Top Growth Stock for 2020

After seven years of New Year's recommendations, my average pick is up 112%. See which growth-style investment I'm tapping next.

Guardant Health's Adoption Is Skyrocketing

The company's liquid blood tests are catching on quickly as a way to diagnose advanced-stage cancer. Revenue grew 178% in the second quarter, but its plans for the future are even bigger.

How to Manage Disruptive Innovation

Disruptive innovation has toppled several of the market's largest companies. But IBM's John Cohn explains how leaders can balance incremental and longer-term innovation to keep from becoming disrupted.

3 Key Takeaways From BeiGene's CEO

China's biotech industry is growing quickly, and the innovative BeiGene could be an opportunity in the space.

What's Your DNA Worth? LunaDNA Will Help You Find Out

Healthcare, blockchain, data privacy, and community all converge in an innovative new company that should be on your radar. See what LunaDNA's cofounder says about the future of consumer genomics.

Chinese Biotech Is the Future

Nervous about investing in Chinese biotech? See if this interview doesn’t change your mind.

MongoDB Is Officially Disrupting Databases

The balance of power in the database market is shifting quickly. Mongo's database-as-a-service offering is now growing revenue at more than 400% per year.

Is Artificial Intelligence Stifling Innovation?

Is AI a game-changer for industries everywhere, or just a "seductive tool" distracting companies from achieving their greatest potential? We spoke with the CEO of one of the world's most innovative companies to find out.