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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read about troubles in new markets
To summarize the book is easy - it presents a simple and coherent view and model to explain why large companies must change tactics when confronted with new technologies. In essence a simple, clear and perhaps self-evident message: Large corporations must work differently in new markets, as opposed to improving the offering to it's existing market. It gives some ideas...
Published on 20 Nov. 2000

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3.0 out of 5 stars A useful read but not a business model
A well known and much touted book that has driven a significant mindset of 'disruption' and 'innovation' as the only way for a company to follow. An interesting read but you can't help feeling some of the examples have been selected to prove his point rather than present a complete picture.
Jill Lepore recently published a review stating "Disruptive innovation as...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for everyone, 13 May 1999
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I think Mr. Christensen hits upon common sense more than anything else because to paraphrase as he says we become enslaved to way things get done. Like they say, a groove can become a rut.
This book should force you to challenge yourself when making decisions about future products, planning, etc. The book was so captivating that I read it in one sitting on a Saturday. I plan to reread it many times though....
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 15 Sept. 2014
A bit outdated
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4.0 out of 5 stars OK - so prove your point, 16 July 1998
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Starts by turning the idea of "good management" completely on its head. OK - if you can prove it. I'm not sure yet that Christensen has proven his points; I've only read the book twice. But he makes sense. Alot of the roadblocks I've encountered personally in bring innovative practices or technologies into organizations start to make sense in light of Christensen's analysis. Read this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful, revolutionary, and inspiring, 12 Feb. 1999
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The Innovator's Dilemma is one of the few books that warrants a second reading. The book is filled with crucial information that helps explain revolutionary technologies and the impact such technologies have on business.
Christensen has a very clear and concise writing style that lends credibility to his arguments. The book is very well focused and effectively delivers a strong message.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, 22 July 1999
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Thoroughly enjoyed the book. I do wish more emphasis would have been placed on the people component of the equation. Specifically the role of leaders in innovation and management. I Highly recommend a recent book I read that fills in this important gap - it's an easy and fun read. It's called ""The Leader's Guide: 15 Essential Skills."" It's at Amazon.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A book that doesn't answer all questions, 9 Nov. 2001
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Highly analytical and supported by thorough research Christensen argues why the same skills that make companies great in markets where things are business as usual are a handicap in markets where it's not business as usual.
In addition to the fact that Christensen uses too much pages to make his point, after reading the book the question remaining is how do you deal with innovation in markets where it's not business as usual.
Books like Webs of Innovation or Radical Innovation seem to succeed better at answering that question.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sycophants Beware!, 14 Nov. 1998
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Businesses that employ sycophantic practices must adopt a new paradigm in order to subsist. Christensen's logic is inexorably favorable towards the intransignetly individualistics businesses that shun their competior's sycophantic practices. All you sycophants-you blind conformists to societal and business norms- you must beware!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and essential to understanding the cybespace ind, 27 May 1999
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Wonder if the author is familiar with the works of James F. Wells, Ph.D., who uses similar methodology and comes to similar conclusions in the fields of History, Social-psychology, and human behavior in general.His bboks are "The Story of Stupidity" and "Understanding Stupidity".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful evidence for know-it-all mgrs to stop & listen, 18 Jun. 1999
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This book is one of the best books on my list. Very powerful documented evidence that good managers can actually become victim to being blind in a sense, by "properly" avoiding new innovative projects or markets. Loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 12 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change) (Hardcover)
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