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 -- C Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their mark...

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Title:The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business
Author:Clayton M. Christensen
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Genres:Business
ISBN:The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business (Collins Business Essentials)
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:286 pages pages

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

  • Jill
    Jul 17, 2013
    This is one of those books that so many people mention/name drop that I just had to read it to see what it was all about. (Next on the list: Game of Thrones). It was well worth the read. In the Innovator's Dilemma, Christensen argues that in some cases the reason why good, solid com...
  • Rod Dunsmore
    Oct 07, 2007
    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 when analyzing the industry. He found that certain innovations were "disruptive" --...
  • Nico Macdonald
    Jul 25, 2011
    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 that will 1: produce limit profits initially; 2: cannibalise core, high cashflow/profit ...
  • Yevgeniy Brikman
    Jul 30, 2012
    A pretty convincing argument for why large, established companies struggle to keep up with disruptive innovations. It turns out that the very things that make those companies dominant in an existing market work against them when considering new markets. As the pace of disruption accele...
  • Glen
    May 18, 2010
    Notes from Clayton Christenson, The Innovator?s Dilemma It pays to be a leader in a disruptive innovation ? Leadership in sustaining innovations gives little advantage ? Leadership in disruptive innovation creates enormous value But established companies typically fail in...
  • Calsee
    Aug 19, 2009
    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 engaging. It was interesting to read about the origins of many terms that I take for grante...
  • Jeff Yoak
    Apr 19, 2012
    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 carry on a conversation about technology without someone using the term "disruptive." It...
  • Nelson Zagalo
    Jun 15, 2013
    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. Leave here the five principles stated by Clayton in the book. I generally agree with all...
  • Alessandro Baffa
    Jan 03, 2019
    One of the most interesting and useful books i've ever read. You will see technologies and trends in a totally different way. ...
  • Bryan
    Apr 08, 2019
    The concepts in this book are interesting and explain a lot about why my previous company struggled to produce successful technology. The book itself was unbelievably dry. The summary is that it takes different skills, risk tolerance and management to be successful at innovating, than ...
  • Mal Warwick
    Nov 26, 2013
    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 its industry upside down when it was introduced, driving established companies to the b...
  • Jeric
    Aug 21, 2011
    I don't read many books, but for some reason this one was a bit of a let down especially after all the fascinating reviews. For me it read like a textbook written by an engineer. With so much business/industry vernacular as interesting and ground breaking the content may be, it was bor...
  • Chris Johnson
    Nov 20, 2011
    So, the information, the ideas would make this a five star book. It's a way of thinking that helps ward off obsolescence, a way of thinking that gets people to understand where future disruption may come from. The whole idea: that good management (like, truely good) eventually leads to...
  • Bonnie Atkinson
    Jun 09, 2011
    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 an analysis, it is useful, but I felt that most of the book could have been the researc...
  • Caroline
    Oct 17, 2017
    Pretty boring. Basically 250 pages of somewhat-repetitive research. This is a summary I wrote for class. Although disruptive technologies are "typically simpler, cheaper, and more reliable and convenient than established technologies," the greatest firms often adopt them in ways...
  • Martti
    Oct 10, 2015
    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 out by themselves already yesterday. A thought provoking read no doubt, even for those ...
  • Kumar Ishan
    Apr 20, 2014
    Traditional thinking that good decision making, right management skills and listening to customer has led many firms to failure, at the onset of disruptive innovation. The book with its many examples across industries, presents what is innovator's dilemma and why they fail. It expla...
  • Onkar
    Aug 14, 2017
    If you are sick of hearing cliches like - "The customer is always right", this book is for you. The author Clayton Christensen who is very well known for his research, takes examples of industries like disk drive, excavation and such to demonstrate how successful and innovative compani...
  • Jacob
    Jun 06, 2019
    Had to quit. Written like an academic paper. Not engaging. ...
  • Dorotea
    Nov 24, 2018
    Clayton M. Christensen in The Innovator?s Dilemma argues a distinction between two types of technology change, each with different effects on the industry?s leaders: technologies (either incremental or radical) that sustain the industry?s rate of improvement in product performanc...
  • Traian Stancescu
    Dec 23, 2015
    Good book dating back from the 90s. The author's theory should be known by anyone in a position to make strategic decisions. To be honest I was skeptical at first about his ideas, but they quickly became obvious as more and more cases were presented. Taking away one star for being s...
  • Oksana Hoshva
    Aug 20, 2014
    It?s been over a year since I got really passionate about learning more about the disruptive innovation after dealing with it on daily basis as a consumer or just simply as a human being. I bought a book ages ago and it was waiting in a line for quite a while. I prefer articles to bo...
  • Athan Tolis
    Sep 05, 2017
    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, who is likely to be disrupted, why they are likely to be disrupted and what the choi...
  • thethousanderclub
    Jul 28, 2016
    I've written before I'm not a big fan of many business books because many authors "intentionally or unintentionally, [attempt] to make [their] book some kind of new scriptural canon, demanding of our attention year after year." The Innovator's Dilemma is a different book altogether; it...
  • Joel
    Mar 04, 2018
    Clayton Christensen is to the study of innovation what Thomas S. Kuhn is to science. Kuhn's "normal science" is analogous to Christensen's "sustaining innovation", and "scientific revolutions" is like "disruptive innovations". Kuhn sees progress in science not as the discovery of new p...
  • Gabriel Pinkus
    Dec 16, 2014
    Sometimes, supply creates demand. That?s my summary of the book. ...
  • Max
    Oct 17, 2016
    The ideas are astounding - a must read, however, the book is quite dense. There is a ton of research behind everything, but the presentation can be a bit redundant/overwhelming. Definitely worth the read - but don't be afraid to skim sections once you've gotten the point. ...
  • Shubham Bansal
    Jun 26, 2017
    A must read theory for anyone who is into Problem Identification. Basically everyone :) I started this book 3 years back, read 25-30 pages and gave up as I did not found it interesting. I started it again last month, but now I already read 2 other books by the same author, just to ...
  • Helio
    Mar 05, 2019
    Outstanding documentation on how many businesses don't have a clue of how to maintain success. ...
  • Ganesh Muthupalani
    Apr 26, 2018
    A brilliant book on Innovation & Strategy! Prof Christensen aims to why Great Firms always lose out to Disruptive Innovations. The book is divided into two parts: Why Great Firms fail & How Great Firms can defend their empire. The juice lies in the first part! 3 Key Points f...