The Innovator’s Dilemma is a book by Clayton M. Christensen that discusses why great firms sometimes fail when they are confronted with disruptive technologies. The book offers solutions to help organizations manage innovation and growth.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for individuals and businesses that want to manage innovation and growth.
- It is a very insightful book that offers solutions to help organizations manage innovation and growth.
- It is well written and easy to read.
- The case studies are interesting and provide real world examples.
- Some readers may find the book difficult to follow due to its heavy use of academic jargon.
- The author’s theories are not universally accepted by all business experts.
- The Innovator’s Dilemma can be somewhat dense and challenging read for those who are not familiar with business concepts.
Learn more about the author
Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, where he teaches courses on innovation and growth strategies. He is also a senior fellow at the Clay Center for Entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University.
“The Innovator’s Dilemma is one of the most important business books ever written. If you’re an executive, manager, or entrepreneur–or anyone interested in innovation and its implications for society–you must read it.”
“The Innovator’s Dilemma is a seminal work on how successful organizations can fail in the face of disruptive technologies. Christensen offers insights – and prescriptions – that are essential reading for managers, entrepreneurs, and anyone else interested in innovation.”
“The Innovator’s Dilemma is THE seminal work on disruptive innovation and Christensen has done more than anyone else to popularize the theory. If you want to understand how technology can cause large companies to fail, this book is a must-read.”
“The Innovator’s Dilemma is the classic text on disruptive innovation. If you are in business – or want to understand how businesses work – you need to read this book.”