• The Innovator's Dilemma

  • Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change
  • By: Clayton Christensen
  • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 11-02-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simply Media
  • 2.9 (225 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Please Note: The audio has been updated for better sound quality.
This audiobook was created based on Clayton Christensen's landmark book The Innovator's Dilemma. This was Mr. Christensen's synopsis of his book for the Harvard Business Review. The audio tracks listed here cover the key elements of Mr. Christensen's book. This audiobook emphasizes the Idea in Brief "Does my organization have the right resources, processes, values, and team to innovate?" Then it covers the right structure for your specific type of innovation. He identifies where capabilities reside, in resources, processes, and values. He then addresses the migration of capabilities, illustrates it with the example of Digital Equipment (DEC), defines sustaining versus disruptive innovation, how to create capabilities to cope with change - internally, in a spinout, or an acquisition - and how to fit the tool to the task.
©2010 Clayton Christensen (P)2010 Christina Brown
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By A. C on 11-25-12

poor quality summary only

Would you try another book from Clayton Christensen and/or Deaver Brown?

This is incredibly poor quality recording and a summary only of a great book.
Sounds like recorded in a bathroom, when you can hear computer's fan and the narrator clicking a mouse, some weird background noise. The narrator seems to read it without much understanding and preparation. Avoid!

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By Lorian on 12-15-13

This is a summary, not the whole book

Any additional comments?

This is a summary, not the whole book. I feel like the term unabridged is misleading. It is dull in presentation and the information only applies to large businesses already in operation. Not my cup of tea. However, if you manage a large business and are interested in innovation from that perspective, the information might be helpful, I wouldn't know.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By Niall.nf on 11-25-17

Don't waste your time

Terrible terrible narration!!

Stopped listening after 10 mins... couldn't torture myself any more.

don't buy

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful


By BlackApple on 12-23-12

Bad recording and (perhaps) not BY Christensen

Wish I'd read the previous reviewers comments before I bought. I think there are some interesting points from the book here (and the product is quite cheap) but it really does sound like it was recorded in a bathroom! Is this in any way actually BY Clayton Christensen? It appears someone is summarising Christensen's book making this in fact a piece by DEAVER BROWN ....with all due respect I'm fairly sure I wouldn't have bought a book by Mr Brown.



Feel free to purchase as long as you understand this a recording ABOUT a book - I should have checked more closely...

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By Paul Davies on 10-11-16

Lost me.

I am a fan of the full book but this audio book even after listening to twice completely lost me.

I would prefer to have the full book with examples or case studies to make real.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful


By Michael on 11-30-17

Bad narration

Just about impossible to listen too, only goes for an hour but felt like an eternity.

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