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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
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...
When I purchased this I thought it was a high quality production like all the other books I've listened to on Audible. Instead it's an enthusiast recording a summary in what could be his bedroom. Not impressed.
This is a great book, but the reader really makes a hash of if. It's presented in a really dull manner, like it's been recorded in someone's bedroom and the reader even slurs his speech at times. Not recommended. Buy the book!
Other than a poor recording quality this book was good. A very pleasant length, succinct and to the point. Needless to say Christensen is a master in the topic of disruptive innovation.
This is the worst quality audio recording I've ever heard on a professional audiobook. It sounds like it was done with a built in PC mic. I am not even sure how much of the original Clayton Chrisiansen text I heard, since the narrator interjects his own annoying commentary all the way through. Very disappointing.
"poor quality summary only"
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!
"HORRIBLE PERFORMANCE... JUST COULDN'T LISTEN TO IT"
I could not handle listening to this thing for more than two minutes... the quality is terrible.
It was recorded in a noisy environment with no technical resources nor knowledge at all!!
Someone recorded this at home with the worst microphone ever and lots of background noise!!
"This is a summary, not the whole book"
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.
I guess its a good summary of the full book, but the audio quality and narration are terrible. It reminds of me of a podcast, yet even those have better quality. I know this was a cheap download, but I was a little surprised to Audible let this one through. Maybe if you need a refresher on The Innovators Dilemma listen to this, but otherwise stay away.
This is ABRIDGED!!! The recording is only 58 minutes long.
A different narrator
I can not hear Deaver on this book
The voice and pace is just not good enough for listening
"don't buy! audio quality is horrible"
The audio quality of the recording was really poor. Also, the reader's tone was quite uninteresting. I won't buy audiobook read by this guy again.
Please re-record this audiobook!
"Poor audio quality and unprofessional"
I thought this book was very poorly done. Sounds like a good book though so I will keep my eyes out for another version. Maybe I will ask audible for a refund on this one.
"Poorly performed summary by the author"
This was a very poorly performed summary of the book. It sounds like the author took some notes from a speech, sat down with a tape recorder and went through it in one take. It's full of vocal fillers, lackluster narration and mistakes. Not only is the content lost out of context of the book, but it seems like poor quality that should not be on Audible. This is the perfect case of "bad branding" for an author who I'm sure is a genius, but comes across as lazy for not hiring a narrator. Do not buy, buy the book instead and invest the time required to listen to a properly performed audiobook, full of the stories and lessons that make this book so popular.
"Narrator lets this down."
This book sounds like it's been narrated from start to finish without any understanding of the content. I unfortunately didn't read the reviews before acquiring it.
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