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

1997 . Business & Finance, Non-fiction . Clayton M. Christensen, L.J. Ganser

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Everyone

About the book

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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.

Year:

1997

Language:

English

Publisher:

Harper Paperbacks

Pages:

286

ISBN:

0060521996 (ISBN13: 9780060521998)

Reviews

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Mie Skjodt image

3 months ago

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Great book! One important contribution and classic by the Coveys. Though written a long time ago, the Innovators Dilemma is still relevant today👌🏻

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Joen Møller

1 year ago

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Great book that is so relevant today. The examples used throughout the book works so well to explain the challenges faced by leaders trying to reinvent their business.

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Esben Poulsen

2 years ago

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Had seen this book referenced in articles and other books a bunch of times, so felt like I eventually had to read it - it didn’t disappoint! The book gives a fantastic walkthrough of why disruptive innovation often doesn’t happen in the large established corporations (despite their best efforts) but rather in startups or newcomers. Would say this is a must-read for anyone interested in innovation but also for business professionals in general.