The Innovator's Solution by Clayton M. Christensen
Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

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In the worldwide bestseller, "The Innovator's Dilemma", Clayton M. Christensen exposed a crushing paradox behind the failure of many industry leaders. By doing what good companies were supposed to do-focus on pleasing their most profitable customers-leaders were paving the way for their own demise. How? By ignoring 'disruptive technologies' - new, cheaper innovations that initially target small customer segments but evolve to displace the reigning product. Now, Christensen and coauthor Michael E. Raynor cut the Gordian knot of the 'innovator's dilemma' with "The Innovator's Solution".This groundbreaking book reveals that innovation is not as unpredictable as most managers have come to believe. While the outcomes of past innovations seem random, the process by which innovations are packaged and shaped within companies is very predictable. By understanding and managing the forces that influence this process, companies can shape high-octane business plans that create truly disruptive growth.Drawing on years of in-depth research and using new theories tested in hundreds of companies across many industries, the authors identify the processes that create successful innovations, and show managers how to tailor their strategies to the changing circumstances of a dynamic world. Comprehensive yet practical, "The Innovator's Solution" is an actionable prescription for innovation-driven, profitable growth. 'A good business book makes managers stop and think. A great business book teaches managers how to stop and think. This is a great book. It is hard to imagine an executive team that would not benefit from devoting an entire day to discussing it' -Geoffrey Moore, Chairman and Founder, TCG Advisors, and author, "Crossing the Chasm" and "Living on the Fault Line".'In "The Innovator's Solution", Christensen and Raynor address the holy grail of all organizations: how to generate growth and sustain it over long periods. Avoiding the temptation to provide simplistic formulas, they g
 

About Clayton M. Christensen

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CLAYTON M. CHRISTENSEN is the Kim B. Clark Professor at HCLAYTON M. CHRISTENSEN is the Kim B. Clark Professor at Harvard Business School, the author of seven books, a five-tiarvard Business School, the author of seven books, a five-time recipient of the McKinsey Award for Harvard Business Revime recipient of the McKinsey Award for Harvard Business Review's best article, and the cofounder of four companies, inclew's best article, and the cofounder of four companies, including the innovation consulting firm Innosight. In 2011 he wuding the innovation consulting firm Innosight. In 2011 he was named the world's most influential business thinker in a as named the world's most influential business thinker in a biennial ranking conducted by Thinkers50. biennial ranking conducted by Thinkers50.
 
Published September 1, 2003 by Harvard Business School Press. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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In a previous work, The Innovator's Dilemma, Christensen examines why so many companies fail to remain competitive "when they confront certain types of market and technological change....the good companies -- the kinds that many managers have admired for years and tried to emulate, the companies ...

Aug 25 2010 | Read Full Review of The Innovator's Solution: Cre...

Harvard Business Review

Barnholt calls it the tyranny of large numbers, explaining that “there’s a natural tendency to think in terms of bigger bets as you get to be bigger.”.

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