We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
The Innovator's Dilemma Audiobook

The Innovator's Dilemma: Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change

Regular Price:£2.19
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

2.9 (30 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (9)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (8)
Overall
3.1 (20 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (5)
Story
2.3 (20 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (9)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    BlackApple Windsor, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    BlackApple Windsor, United Kingdom 23/12/2012 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    26
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Peter R. 24/06/2012
    Peter R. 24/06/2012 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Poor"

    This is a very poor recording (possibly in a bathroom given the amount of echo) of a SUMMARY of this book.

    I would NOT recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gutterstargazer 25/06/2016 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I feel cheated!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rob Gill 15/01/2016
    Rob Gill 15/01/2016 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Terrible audio and reading quality"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christoph London, UK 07/01/2015
    Christoph London, UK 07/01/2015 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Audio quality could be better"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jake Desyllas 01/05/2013
    Jake Desyllas 01/05/2013

    Psychology Book Club Host

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Terrible quality audio and confusing commentary"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • A. Cywinski
    UK
    25/11/12
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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!


    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Juan
    Malvern, Australia
    06/01/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "HORRIBLE PERFORMANCE... JUST COULDN'T LISTEN TO IT"
    What disappointed you about The Innovator's Dilemma?

    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!!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Someone recorded this at home with the worst microphone ever and lots of background noise!!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lorian
    Yucaipa, CA, United States
    15/12/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Budd Lake, New Jersey, United States
    15/08/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Terrible Quality"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    RICHARDSON, TX, United States
    06/06/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "ABRIDGED !!!!"
    What would have made The Innovator's Dilemma better?

    This is ABRIDGED!!! The recording is only 58 minutes long.


    What was most disappointing about Clayton Christensen’s story?


    Did Deaver Brown do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?


    What character would you cut from The Innovator's Dilemma?


    Any additional comments?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • IceCola
    05/12/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Bad Peformance"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different narrator


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Innovator's Dilemma?

    I can not hear Deaver on this book


    How could the performance have been better?

    The voice and pace is just not good enough for listening


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • sb
    21/04/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "don't buy! audio quality is horrible"
    What didn’t you like about Deaver Brown’s performance?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Please re-record this audiobook!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brad Mills
    04/08/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • capture07
    London
    12/05/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph I Belinsky
    04/05/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Worst performance ever"

    Very poor narration- difficult to understand and sounds like eating food or has indigestion throughout

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.