In this revolutionary bestseller, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership—or worse, disappear altogether. And not only does he prove what he says, but he tells others how to avoid a similar fate.
Focusing on “disruptive technology,” Christensen shows why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. Whether in electronics or retailing, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know when to abandon traditional business practices. Using the lessons of successes and failures from leading companies, The Innovator’s Dilemma presents a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation.
Sharp, cogent, and provocative, The Innovator’s Dilemma is one of the most talked-about books of our time—and one no savvy manager or entrepreneur should be without.
CLAYTON M. CHRISTENSEN is the Kim B. Clark Professor at Harvard Business School, the author of seven books, a five-time recipient of the McKinsey Award for Harvard Business Review's best article, and the cofounder of four companies, including the innovation consulting firm Innosight. In 2011 he was named the world's most influential business thinker in a biennial ranking conducted by Thinkers50.
“Consistently, established firms attempt to push the technology into their established markets, while the successful entrants find a new market that values the technology. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Steven C. Thedford
There were two management classics written in the 1990s. This is one of them and it should be read by anyone interesting in innovation, strategy, and equity investing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jackal
Great examples and a good compilation of research in the area of motivation and economic behavior. Straightforward read.Published 1 month ago by Raquel C. Bono
This book was recommended by a strategic management professor I know and was well worth the purchase price. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Timothy Johnsrude
I quote this book all the time. Very good read about innovation. I would recommend this for any up and coming entrepreneurPublished 2 months ago by Mark Twain
Listening to your customers is a good advise, but you are just one of the many. It is may be good, at times, not to listen to your customers, said Christensen. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kang Wei Geih
One of the best executive books to read. Tells the story of the mindset that gets brilliant people to miss the obvious, even when they were the innovators just a few years... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amaz
This book is a collection of facts and figures about the disk drive industry. It is way too long and the writing is a bit thick. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Huber