The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail Hardcover – 15 May 1997
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In The Innovator's Dilemma, author Clayton M Christensen shows what the Honda Supercub, Intel's 8088 processor, and hydraulic excavators have in common. They are all examples of disruptive technologies that helped to redefine the competitive landscape of their respective markets. These products did not come about as the result of successful companies carrying out sound business practices in established markets. Christensen shows how these and other products cut into the low end of the marketplace and eventually evolved to displace high-end competitors and their reigning technologies.
At the heart of The Innovator's Dilemma is how a successful company with established products keeps from being pushed aside by newer, cheaper products that will, over time, get better and become a serious threat. Christensen writes that even the best-managed companies, in spite of their attention to customers and continual investment in new technology, are susceptible to failure no matter what the industry, be it hard drives or consumer retailing. Succinct and clearly written, The Innovator's Dilemma is an important book that belongs on every manager's bookshelf. --Harry C Edwards
The process of Low End Disruption is beautifully described in Clayton Christensen’s series of books: The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution and The Innovator’s DNA. If you haven’t read them, you should. What’s amazing about these books is not only how important their conclusions are but how well researched they are.” TechCrunch
a holy book for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley ” Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Named one of "The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books" by TIME Magazine (TIME.com)
"I came very late to that book [The Innovator’s Dilemma]. I only read it six months ago. And I haven't stopped thinking of it ever since. Malcolm Gladwell, FastCompany.com
Clayton Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma (1997) introduced one of the most influential modern business ideasdisruptive innovationand proved that high academic theory need not be a disadvantage in a book aimed at the general reader.” - The Economist
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If you're out of ideas;
If you're employees will not listen;
If you're manager will not listen;
If you're of the entrepreneurial breed;
If you're thinking of starting your own business;
If you're a manager, owner or leader of a mega business;
If you're a manager, owner or leader of a small business;
If you're interested in learning how professionals test, analyse and critic themselves to prove their ideas;
If you're interested in learning how professionals write;
If you are just curious about business;
If you want to learn how Jeff Bezos created Amazon, and how it dominates the world;
If you're Bill Gates, Joe Bloggs or Santa Claus;
Then Clayton Christensen has for you a gift: the most amazing insight to disruption, innovation, startup ventures, business creation and more. Even if you're not remotely interested in innovation, this book relates to one of the most fundamental laws that govern the world and our lives - change. Change is inevitable. Without going all 'Darwin' on you, I will repeat what the wise man once said: "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change".
Understand this and you can do great things - not just in business, but in most of your endeavours. How? Get on your way with this gem of a creation from Clayton.
What I did like is how he covers the footnotes at the end of each Chapter - so if they don't interest you, you can skip over them, but if they do interest you, then you don't have to struggle to the back of the book. I wish more authors & publishers would use that technique.
One quibble - given his Economics background - of course there are plenty of graphs, and 99% of them are straight lines - there are no time dependent variances in his world.
Read this before you read the Innovators Solution.
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