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The best of Clayton Christensen's seminal work on disruptive innovation, all in one place.
No business can afford to ignore the theory of disruptive innovation. But the nuances of Clayton Christensen's foundational thinking on the subject are often forgotten or misinterpreted. To achieve continuing growth in your business while defending against upstarts, you need to understand clearly what disruption is and how it works and how it applies to your industry and your company.
In this collection of Christensen's most influential articles - carefully selected by Harvard Business Review's editors - his incisive arguments, clear theories, and listenable stories give you the tools you need to understand disruption and what to do about it. The collection features Christensen's newest article looking back on 20 years of disruptive innovation: what it is and what it isn't.
Covering a broad spectrum of topics - business model innovation, mergers and acquisitions, value-chain shifts, financial incentives, product development - these articles illuminate the impact and implications of disruptive innovation as well as Christensen's broader thinking on management theory and its applications in business and in life.
This collection of best-selling articles includes: "Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave", by Joseph L. Bower and Clayton M. Christensen; "Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change", by Clayton M. Christensen and Michael Overdorf; "Marketing Malpractice: The Cause and the Cure", by Clayton M. Christensen, Scott Cook, and Taddy Hall; "Innovation Killers: How Financial Tools Destroy Your Capacity to Do New Things", by Clayton M. Christensen, Stephen P. Kaufman, and Willy C. Shih; "Reinventing Your Business Model", by Mark W. Johnson, Clayton M. Christensen, and Henning Kagermann; "The New M&A Playbook", by Clayton M. Christensen, Richard Alton, Curtis Rising, and Andrew Waldeck; "Skate to Where the Money Will Be", by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor, and Matthew Verlinden; "Surviving Disruption", by Maxwell Wessel and Clayton M. Christensen; "What Is Disruptive Innovation?" by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor, and Rory McDonald; "Why Hard-Nosed Executives Should Care About Management Theory", by Clayton M. Christensen and Michael E. Raynor; and "How Will You Measure Your Life?", by Clayton M. Christensen.
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By Manit on 07-26-17

One of the best books ever!!

Extremely impactful!
I am sure I will be coming back to this book again and again as I build my career and life!

Thank you for your amazing research and insights - Prof. Christensen.

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By Amazon Customer on 04-17-17

Well researched and in depth

Well researched,and in depth from one of the experts in the domain. Focus area could be seen as narrow but he articles go deep into a narrow subject.

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By Allard on 08-25-16

Great insight into the thru theory of disruption

Would you consider the audio edition of The Clayton M. Christensen Reader to be better than the print version?

If you want to find out what disruption theories really mean then this selection does just that. Far more comprehensive then loose selections this overview shows you what disruption IS and, just as important, what it IS NOT and how you can act on it.

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