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The Innovator's Dilemma

When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

Clayton M. Christensen

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 com...
Publish Date
2016
January 5
First Published in 1997
Goodreads rating
4
ISBN
8601300047348
Recommendations
14
Recommendations
Oct 24, 2011
Jobs was deeply influenced by the book The Innovator's Dilemma.     source
This helped me make sense of why things worked and didn't work in the technology industry.     source
Absolutely brilliant. Clayton Christensen provides an insightful analysis of changing technology and its importance to a company’s future success.     source
Oct 30, 2014
Read these three books: Crossing the Chasm, the Innovators Dilemma, and Behind the Cloud. These three combined, if you binge and read them all, you will come out ahead.     source
Jun 21, 2009
An analysis of why great companies fail, because innovation often requires throwing out everything that has made you successful in the past. Disruptive technologies are often born on the fringes, in markets where worse is better.     source
Apr 19, 2016
This was a formative read for me: it taught me why it’s so hard to come up with a second hit and why startups often have the advantage when creating curve-jumping innovation.     source
Mar 22, 2011
Andy Grove's Only the Paranoid Survive is a great book on strategy as is The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen.     source
Jul 20, 2016
Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma is the foundational read for managing disruptive innovation. Since then, Christensen, who was channeling Schumpeter, [the inventor of the term ‘creative destruction’], has bounced between arguing that innovation comes from startups and that innovation comes from corporations. The answer, of course, is that he is right in both cases.     source
Nov 10, 2015
Q. - What's your favourite business book you'd advise to young entrepreneurs and why? M.L. -Some good ones from the "pure business" category: Zero to One, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, The Innovator's Dilemma, Good to Great, etc. Personally, I prefer less advice, more history. From my favorite business segment: Too Big To Fail, Ascent of Money, When Genius Failed, etc. Books on applied psychology (Influence, Predictably Irrational, etc) are another way to round out primarily technological education :)     source
Mar 29, 2011
A must-read for entrepreneurs.     source
Jan 25, 2020
RIP, Clayton Christensen: @HarvardHBS professor introduced the concept of “disruptive innovation” and his 1997 book “The Innovator’s Dilemma” remains a powerful read on technology, business incentives, and organization (major application to telecom field).     source