Some choices leave us satisfied at the end of the day, some leave us satisfied at the end of our lives—and they aren't always the same. Clayton Christensen talks with Fast Company about why we do the things we do, and how we can do better.
How does a company's structure and ability to adopt new tech affect it's ability to evolve strategically? We continue our Leadership Hall of Fame series, a year-long look at the top business books and authors, with an excerpt from "The Innovator's Dilemma" (1997) by Clayton M. Christensen.
Whether they’re dealing in cars or cookies or computers, companies typically struggle with how to effectively and reliably create innovative products and services. Often, they discover that the greatest challenges aren’t in coming up with big ideas but in the organizational and management issues that these new ideas present.
Rob Mason was, until recently, a lowly designer of third-party Facebook apps. Now he's at Facebook, where he's designed the most exciting new feature in recent history. He gives us the scoop on how he made it do just one thing—well.
We continue our examination of the business book "The Innovator's Dilemma" with an interview of author Clayton Christensen. Why was the book successful, and what technologies will be disruptive this decade?
The authors of "The Innovator's DNA" have spent six years interviewing thousands of innovative businesspeople and concluded there are five key traits innovators share. Their conclusions suggest some interesting New Year's resolutions for those wishing to make 2011 a more innovative year.
You force your competitors onto the horn of a dilemma. They can either run to protect themselves against one end of the horn, while exposing themselves to the other, or vice versa, but they cannot do both.
The term "disruptive innovation" is quickly joining the list of meaningless buzzwords that companies use to hype their latest products. Marketing managers seem to use it to describe anything new, along with "breakthrough" and the ever-popular "revolutionary." But true disruptive innovations have actually been clearly defined by famed Harvard business school professor Clayton Christensen as technologies and developments that open untapped market segments and have the potential to upend the status quo.