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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
2016-01-05T00:00:00.000Z
2016-01-05T00:00:00.000Z
First Published in 1997
Goodreads rating
4.02
ISBN
8601300047348
Recommendations
19
Recommendations
2011-10-24T00:00:00.000Z
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
2014-10-30T00:00:00.000Z
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
2009-06-21T00:00:00.000Z
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
2016-04-19T00:00:00.000Z
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
2011-03-22T00:00:00.000Z
Andy Grove's Only the Paranoid Survive is a great book on strategy as is The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen.      source
2018-06-28T15:43:51.000Z
Other books that all entrepreneurs should read: 1) @MichaelEPorter, Competitive Strategy, 2) @geoffreyamoore Crossing the Chasm, 3) @claychristensen Innovator's Dilemma, and 4) @Jerry_Kaplan Startup      source
2020-12-18T04:57:40.000Z
Two of the most influential books of my life “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and “Innovator’s Dilemma” written by Mormons. One of my favorite startup founders is Mormon, too. His name is Derek Anderson 👇🏼👇🏼      source
2016-07-20T00:00:00.000Z
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
2015-11-10T00:00:00.000Z
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
2019-04-11T17:55:11.000Z
8/ Innovator’s Dilemma. @claychristensen is a great management theorist (exceptionally rare in a world of trite oversimplifications) who explores powerful forces that drive the trajectory of companies and industries. @HarvardBiz @HarvardHBS @ChristensenInst @InnosightTeam      source
2011-03-29T00:00:00.000Z
A must-read for entrepreneurs.      source
2020-01-25T02:48:15.000Z
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
2021-04-08T01:45:08.000Z
The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M Christensen. A classic book on innovation, focusing on how large companies can be "disrupted" by new technologies.      source
2013-11-18T16:59:06.000Z
@cwodtke Mythical Man-Month--Fred Brooks. The Innovator's Dilemma--Clay Christensen, Systemantics--J. Gall. Wait, those aren't UX books.      source