The Innovator's Dilemma

The Innovator's Dilemma

When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

Book - 2013
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"The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, 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-now updated with a fresh new package-innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right-yet still lose market leadership. Read this international bestseller to avoid a similar fate. Clay Christensen-who authored the award-winning Harvard Business Review article "How Will You Measure Your Life?"--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, provocative, and one of the most influential business books of all time-The Innovator's Dilemma is the book no manager or entrepreneur should be without. Add this newly released edition to your library. Published by Harvard Business Review Press"-- Provided by publisher.
"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. Find out: When it is right not to listen to customers. When to invest in developing lower-performance products that promise lower margins. When to pursue small markets at the expense of seemingly larger and more lucrative ones. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts :, Harvard Business Review Press,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9781422196021
142219602X
Branch Call Number: 658.4 Christen 2013
Characteristics: xxvii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Deepak359
Feb 06, 2018

I also found the final chapters dealing with how to identify a potentially disruptive innovation to be particularly valuable and thought-provoking.
Found in one review on amazon.

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johnsankey
Oct 22, 2013

This is a detailed and technical book for MBA types who don't get their hands dirty. Christensen argues that when a technological change in a product changes the character of its customer base, established firms will fail, that only small startups will succeed. When I picked up the book, my thought was "Intel" - maybe I'll get some new insights into how it's stayed on top of the hottest competition in the world to change civilization as much as any technology ever has. Near the end, I get the less-than-one-page answer: Intel's unmatched success is credited to a minor resource allocation policy. Not a single mention of Robert Noyce who single-handedly created the corporate culture at Intel that made it all possible, just a mention of the "engineering team" !! The author makes some cogent points, but you'll have to look elsewhere to find out how things actually happen in the high tech world.

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