The Innovator's Dilemma - Clayton M. Christensen
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The Innovator's Dilemma

Updated: 31 Aug 2021
The" Innovator's Dilemma" demonstrates why outstanding companies that had their competitive antennae up, listened astutely to customers, and invested aggressively in new technologies still lost their market dominance. Drawing on patterns of innovation in a variety of industries, the author argues that good business practices can, nevertheless, weaken a great firm. He shows how truly important, breakthrough innovations are often initially rejected by customers that cannot currently use them, leading firms to allow their most important innovations to languish. Many companies now face the innovator's dilemma. Keeping close to customers is critical for current success. But long-term growth and profits depend upon a very different managerial formula. This book will help managers see the changes that may be coming their way and will show them how to respond for success. The Management of Innovation and Change Series. Dual Winner, The Best Business Book of 1997 and The Best Business "How-To" Book of 1997--The Financial Times/Booz-Allen & Hamilton Global Business Book Awards "This book addresses a tough problem that most successful companies will face eventually. It's lucid, analytical-and scary."-- Dr. Andrew S. Grove, Chairman, Intel Corporation "The "Innovator's Dilemma" is absolutely brilliant." Clayton Christensen provides an insightful analysis of changing technology and its importance to a company's future success. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in business or entrepreneurship."--Michael R. Bloomberg, CEO and Founder, Bloomberg Financial Markets "Managers reading Professor Christensen's book may come away with a heightened sense of paranoia. They will benone the worse for that. The idea of the disruptive technology is a simple and powerful one. There may be one lurking near you."-- "Financial Times" -- "Christensen marshals so much data and analysis in support of his position that he makes a powerful case."--Context
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An enormously influential business book whose principles Amazon acted on and that facilitated the creation of the Kindle and [Amazon Web Services],” Stone writes. “Some companies are reluctant to embrace disruptive technology because it might alienate customers and undermine their core business, but Christensen argues that ignoring potential disruption is even costlier.
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Cuban posted about this book, along with the four books that follow in this list, on Cyberdust, the private messaging app in which he is an investor. The book is by a Harvard Business School professor who discusses how business leaders can stay relevant in the face of changing technology.
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It's important that we make this transformation, because of what Clayton Christensen calls "the innovator's dilemma," where people who invent something are usually the last ones to see past it, and we certainly don't want to be left behind.
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