The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change)

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An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations.

The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen.

His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership.

Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices.

Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation.

Sharp, cogent, and provocative—and consistently noted as one of the most valuable business ideas of all time—The Innovator’s Dilemma is the book no manager, leader, or entrepreneur should be without.
 

About Clayton M. Christensen

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Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is co-founder of Innosight, a management consultancy, Rose Park Advisors, an investment firm, and Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank. Christenen is the author or coauthor of five books including the New York Times bestsellers The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution. He serves as a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Michael B. Hornis a cofounder and Executive Director of Innosight Institute. He holds an AB from Yale and an MBA from Harvard. Curtis W. Johnson is a writer and consultant who has served as a college president, head of a public policy research organization, and chief of staff to governor Arne Carlson of Minnesota. Johnson and his colleagues were among the early proponents of what has become the chartered school movement.
 
Published October 22, 2013 by Harvard Business Review Press. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Daily Kos

In the article I'm referencing, he sub-divides innovation, and thereby uncloaks for us how the business jargon has mashed true innovation together with cost-cutting.

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Inc.

Once a company identifies its product's job, it must organize around that job, for example by creating metrics that matter to the customer rather than focusing on those that improve efficiency or deliver a narrow outcome within a function.

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Stanford Social Innovation Review

(Typically, the term “acquisition” isn’t used in the nonprofit sector, but when one entity disappears in a merger, we view it as an acquisition.) At the other extreme is “collaboration,” where both entities retain their independence and identity, as well as their freedom to act and take positions...

Aug 10 2012 | Read Full Review of The Innovator's Dilemma: When...

The Scholarly Kitchen

Are the businessmen pursuing that local sports stadium after extracting civic tax incentives and municipal bonds really taking the kinds of risks that create broad financial vitality, or are they merely socializing risk for their own private reward?

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