The Innovators Dilemma
Clayton Christensen's seminal work, The Innovators Dilemma, not only won the Global Business Book Award for the Best Business Book of the Year but also “deeply influenced” Steve Jobs, as reported in Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson. In this presentation, Christensen lays down an approachable framework for establishing a work environment that encourages innovation from the ground up.
Christensen is the best-selling, award-winning author of seven books, including his seminal work The Innovator’s Dilemma which received the Global Business Book Award for the Best Business Book of the Year in 1997; was a New York Times bestseller; has been translated into more than 10 languages; and is sold in more than 25 countries. The book also “deeply influenced” Steve Jobs, as reported in Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson.
Recently, Christensen has focused the lens of disruptive innovation on social issues such as education and health care. Disrupting Class looks at the root causes of why schools struggle and offers solutions, The Innovator’s Prescription examines how to fix our health care system, while The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out explores the future of higher education in America. His newest book, The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators , identifies the capabilities demonstrated by the best innovators and explains how to master the skills as well.
Christensen is also a five-time recipient of the McKinsey Award for the Harvard Business Review’s best article, including 2010’s award for How Will You Measure Your Life and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010. Christensen is an experienced entrepreneur, having started three successful companies: CPS Technologies, innovation consulting firm Innosight and investment firm Rose Park Advisors. He also is the founder of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank whose mission is to apply his theories to vexing societal problems such as health care, education and clean energy. He currently serves as a board member at Tata Consulting Services (NSE: TCS), Franklin Covey (NYSE: FC), W.R. Hambrecht, and Vanu Inc. Christensen also serves on Singapore’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council (RIEC).