©2003 Clayton M. Christensen and Michael E. Raynor; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC
"Stimulating and beneficial." (Publishers Weekly)
"[A] valuable tool for every aspiring upstart, whether you're inside a billion-dollar company or have a billion-dollar glimmer in your eye." (Fast Company)
Very interesting first few chapters. Unfortunately some controversial arguments don't give convincing proof in theory (and only feel generally appealing from the authors perspective). Chapter titles consistently overpromise and under-deliver. Still interesting read.
"Great Book...Drone Narration"
The content of the book is great. Something every C and VP level manager needs to read.
No way...most drone voice I've ever heard. Puts me to sleep every time...even when I'm not tired.
Please get someone else to narrate this...and I'll actually buy it again to listen to it again.
"A must-read for technologists"
I work in the technology industry, which seems to progress in fits and spurts, through disruptive innovations that become mainstream products within mere years, not decades. This book was eye-opening in its exploration of disruptive innovations, the conditions under which they succeed, their effect on "established" players...how (if) a disruptive innovation can be defended against by the established players..
Very interesting read.
"Possibly the best business book available"
I found this book to be a refreshing no BS analysis of the business of innovation
It is well articulated well researched and puts forward a clear, precise and consistent idea that is backed up and explained in real world case studies.
"A Must Read for Leaders and Managers"
A sound theory and good book on innovation. I can not wait to try the techniques on a new project!
I enjoyed the way that they were able to back up each assertion with relevant examples.
Yes. I typically listen to my audio books at triple-speed (which, surprisingly is still easy to understand). As a result, I was able to listen to this book over the course of a day.
"A easy to understand presentation of a complex sub"
yes, for reminding me on the points and making notes of relevant models to use
The reader should be complemented on making the material alive and making it easy to understand. Good prononsiations makes the listening to a good alternative to reading the book. Well done :)
This book is like a labyrinth of tips and solutions to innovation.
It starts off like this "In case you meet condition A and condition B, while condition C is avoidable, you should do action X to expect outcome Z".
Now, this starts to get super annoying when the list goes beyond handful.
As the situation can be assessed differently from a person to another person, this book stands far from its original intention: to provide a solution for people at loss on innovation
Maybe it was too much to ask Professor Christensen to come up with a solution. His issue raising with innovator's dilemma is maybe where the series should have stopped at.
"Good theory, hard to listen to"
This book is full of great theories to bring your business to the next level. However, the narration was very dry and difficult to pay attention to as I drove. I'll have to pick up a hard copy of this book.
This book is fantastic. It gave me a new perspective on Innovation and I just loved it. I'd find myself stopping the book several times in order to organize all the ideas coming to my head. Fantastic!
"Very thought provoking and insightful"
I'll make it short bc I'm mountain biking while listening and just finished. Christensen extends the hallmarks of disruption to the environment we all live and work in ... Pushing for sustaining advancements and competing for customers vs competing against non-consumption. I found it a worthwhile listen and a great extension of his ideas around REAL disruption. Most helpful were some of the characteristics to look & listen for to avoid the traditional traps around forcing sustaining technology into existing markets and thinking it is disruptive.
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