Innovator’s Dilemma

  • The rise of new automotive companies Crunch Network

    The rise of new automotive companies

    The Cité de l’Automobile in Mulhouse, France, is an amazing place. It has the largest collection of automobiles on display, thanks to the Swiss brothers Hans and Fritz Schlumpf and their obsession with cars. The money they needed for their collecting came from their business; the brothers owned a spinning mill for woolen products. Read More

  • Christensen Vs. Lepore: A Matter Of Fact Crunch Network

    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

  • Strategy For Startups: The Innovator’s Dilemma

    Strategy For Startups: The Innovator’s Dilemma

    Strategy. Unfortunately, it suffers from a bad reputation among startups. It is associated with consultants who are paid millions of dollars only to come back with a two-by-two matrix of animals. Not that there is anything wrong with it. Some of my best friends are consultants. However, strategy is crucial for startup success. Startups usually operate in an environment of constrained… Read More