May Selection: Innovator's Dilemna

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In this revolutionary bestseller, Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership, or worse, disappear completely. And he not only proves what he says, he tells others how to avoid a similar fate.

Focusing on "disruptive technology" of the Honda Supercub, Intel's 8088 processor, and the hydraulic excavator, Christensen shows why most companies miss "the next great wave." Whether in electronics or retailing, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know when to abandon traditional business practices. Using the lessons of successes and failures from leading companies, The Innovator's Dilemma presents a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting discussion on a relevant topic even if the book itself was somewhat dated.

    June 4, 2012

  • Molly

    Sounds great! Thanks L-

    May 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Either date works for me.

    May 22, 2012

  • Lilian

    That's a great suggestion, I didn't realize it was Memorial Day weekend when I first put it on the calendar. I'm happy to reschedule this if that works better for everyone's schedule.

    May 22, 2012

  • Molly

    Is everyone here Memorial weekend? If anyone is interested in meeting next week instead I'd love to chat, this is a great book. Cheers-

    May 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I saw a very short article today about "muckers" and innovation that I found interesting in the context of The Innovator's Dilemma. Here's the link:


    May 21, 2012

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