The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business

The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business

Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership -- or worse, disappear completely. And he not only proves what he says, he tells others how to avoid a similar fate.

Focusing on "disruptive technology" -- the Honda Super Cub, Intel's 8088 processor, or the hydraulic excavator, for example -- Christensen shows why most companies miss "the next great wave." 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.

Title:The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780060521998
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  • Mal Warwick

    Chances are, you’re reading this review on an example of disruptive technology. An iPhone or other smartphone. An iPad or a notebook computer. Or simply a laptop. Every one of these devices turned i...

  • Rod Dunsmore

    This is a great book on innovation and how start-up and entrepreneurs ought to fashion their company to go against entrenched incumbents.The gist of the book is an interesting trend the author found w...

  • Calsee

    This book was on my list of "Books I should read" for a long time. Maybe this is why it was so disappointing, or maybe I've just read too many modern case studies of business models to find this engag...

  • Martti

    Clayton M. Christensen writes clearly and analytically, with lot's of examples and research, pleasure to read. Thoughts so logical you wonder how the managers/CXO's he talks about didn't figure this o...

  • Nico Macdonald

    This is one of the best books on innovation in the last 20 years. I read it in 2000 and still refer to it. Christensen's core insight/argument is that businesses fight shy of developing innovations th...

  • Gabriel Pinkus

    Sometimes, supply creates demand. That’s my summary of the book....

  • Nelson Zagalo

    A good book, but a bit disappointing because totally centred upon business managing. I would like to see the discussion occurring at a lower level, the creative moment, before management decisions. Le...

  • Jeff Yoak

    This is one of those books that becomes an instant classic. Everyone talks about it until you think you know most of what it has to say without reading it shortly after it comes out. You can barely ca...

  • Bonnie Atkinson

    Well, this is a mixed bag, this interesting little book. The observations are prescient but the presentation is abominable. I'm sure for those who demand an exhaustive regurgitation of every step in a...

  • Athan Tolis

    The subject of this classic is disruptive technology.With the help of many examples from industry (disk-drives being his main workhorse) the author explains what technologies are likely to disrupt, wh...