The Innovator's Dilemma

The Innovator's Dilemma

When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

Book - 2016
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"Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator's Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation"
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts :, Harvard Business Review Press,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781633691780
Branch Call Number: 658.4063 Chr
Characteristics: xxxi, 253 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Feb 06, 2018

I also found the final chapters dealing with how to identify a potentially disruptive innovation to be particularly valuable and thought-provoking.
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Oct 22, 2013

This is a detailed and technical book for MBA types who don't get their hands dirty. Christensen argues that when a technological change in a product changes the character of its customer base, established firms will fail, that only small startups will succeed. When I picked up the book, my thought was "Intel" - maybe I'll get some new insights into how it's stayed on top of the hottest competition in the world to change civilization as much as any technology ever has. Near the end, I get the less-than-one-page answer: Intel's unmatched success is credited to a minor resource allocation policy. Not a single mention of Robert Noyce who single-handedly created the corporate culture at Intel that made it all possible, just a mention of the "engineering team" !! The author makes some cogent points, but you'll have to look elsewhere to find out how things actually happen in the high tech world.

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