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  • The Original Disruptor, Clayton Christensen, And VC Bill Hambrecht Talk About The Theory Of Disruption

    The Original Disruptor, Clayton Christensen, And VC Bill Hambrecht Talk About The Theory Of Disruption

    Investment bankers Bill Hambrecht and Clayon Christensen took to the Disrupt SF stage today to defend the concepts of disruption and to address the ways the Valley predicted the future of financial services and technology. Christensen is the author of The Innovator’s Dilemma and a lauded professor at the Harvard Business School. His writing on “disruption,” a concept he says… Read More

  • Taking A Wait-And-See Approach With Disruptive Innovations

    Taking A Wait-And-See Approach With Disruptive Innovations

    There’s been quite the brouhaha lately about disruptive innovation. On one side is Harvard Prof. Clay Christensen (author of The Innovator’s Dilemma) and his long-prevailing theory about how disruptive innovation drives incumbents out of the market. On the other side is Jill Lepore and her attack of Christensen’s theory in The New Yorker. It’s an interesting issue… Read More

  • Christensen Vs. Lepore: A Matter Of Fact

    Christensen Vs. Lepore: A Matter Of Fact

    Nothing gets keyboards clicking like a good controversy. Recently Jill Lepore, a history professor at Harvard, published a fierce article in the New Yorker accusing another Harvard professor, Clayton Christensen, of being a quack. Lepore didn’t use that word, but she may as well have. Christensen is a business school professor renowned for his “Disruption Theory” about… Read More

  • Clay Christensen: How To Escape The Innovator’s Dilemma

    Keen On… Clay Christensen: How To Escape The Innovator’s Dilemma [TCTV]

    Why do so many great companies fail? Professor Clay Christensen of the Harvard Business School argued they fail because of something he called The Innovator’s Dilemma – a term he popularized to describe the way in which smart companies become prisoners of their own innovation. So is it possible to escape the innovator’s dilemma? I had the honor of interviewing Clay at The… Read More