• The Innovator's Dilemma

  • When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
  • By: Clayton M. Christensen
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-27-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (938 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Great companies can fail: not because they do anything wrong, but because they do everything right. Meeting customers' current needs leads firms to reject breakthrough innovations, "disruptive technologies", that create the products and opportunities of the future. Radical thinking...and a wake-up call. Citing examples from many industries (computers, retailing, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, steel), Clayton M. Christensen explains how to avoid a similar fate. He presents strategies for determining when not to listen to customers, when to pursue small markets at the expense of larger ones, and other ways to ensure long-term growth and profit. This award-winning audiobook shows managers the changes that may be coming: and how to respond for success.
©1997, 2000 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Published by arrangement with Harvard Business School Press (P)2000 HighBridge Company
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3 out of 5 stars
By 3.14 on 09-10-10

See "The Innovator's Solution" Instead

Good concepts for managers and entrepreneurs, but very short and the narration sounds like a bedtime story. For a better value, better narration, and more useful information, see the followup, "The Innovator's Solution" instead.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sahil on 02-02-15

Truly life changing concepts

I got a few very important concepts from this book. As an entrepreneur i was seeking guidance on why my attempts to innovate or invent fell short of the mark and this book highlights some potential reasons why. It definitely fills a piece of the puzzle and given its short length is a must read for all.

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