The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business (Paperback)

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In this revolutionary bestseller, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership--or worse, disappear altogether. And not only does he prove what he says, but he tells others how to avoid a similar fate.

Focusing on "disruptive technology," Christensen shows why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. 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.

Find out: When it is right not to listen to customers.When to invest in developing lower-performance products that promise lower margins.When to pursue small markets at the expense of seemingly larger and more lucrative ones.

Sharp, cogent, and provocative, The Innovator's Dilemma is one of the most talked-about books of our time--and one no savvy manager or entrepreneur should be without.

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Author Information
Clayton M. Christensen (Belmont, MA) is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, and is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost experts on innovation and growth. He is author or coauthor of five books including the "New York Times" bestsellers, "The Innovator's Dilemma" and "The Innovator's Solution".
Michael Horn is the co-founder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. "Tech&Learning" magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. He holds an AB from Yale and an MBA from Harvard.
Curtis Johnson, once a teacher and later a college president, is a writer and consultant. He was head of the public policy research organization that launched the idea of chartered schools and chief of staff to former governor Arne Carlson of Minnesota. Co-author of three books on how metropolitan regions have to adapt to new realities to be successful places, Johnson is a partner with the Citistates Group and the managing partner of Education Evolving, a project of the Center for Policy Studies. He is a graduate of Baylor University with a PhD from the College of Education at the University of Texas.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062060242
ISBN-10: 0062060244
Publisher: Harper Business
Publication Date: October 4th, 2011
Pages: 286
Language: English