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  • Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change
  • By: Clayton M. Christensen
  • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • 2.9 out of 5 stars (124 ratings)

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The Innovator's Dilemma

By: Clayton M. Christensen
Narrated by: Deaver Brown
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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

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Don't waste your time

Terrible terrible narration!!

Stopped listening after 10 mins... couldn't torture myself any more.

don't buy

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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.

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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...

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Thus is only a summary

This is only a 1hr long summary of the book. Content was fine for a summary. Didn't have a good studio quality of presentation or narration I would have expected.

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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.

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Poor. Summary not the book

This was a summary text and not the actual audiobook. It should be clearer on the description that this is the case. Audio was sub par. Hard to follow.

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Poor narration spoiled good underlying message

To be clear, it wasn't the quality of the recording I had issue with. When I purchased this download, there was a note about the original version having been re-recorded. Nor was I expecting the whole book in place of the summary I got.

My main issue was with the narrator's apparent inability to recognise fairly unremarkable words and phrases, which he would stumble over with great difficulty. By putting pauses in the middle of words and butchering the phrasing, he actually made it much harder to understand the message.

Examples include "roadblock", "new initiative" and even "that fact" although there were many others!

On the positive side, I really liked the author's main observation, that established organisations find it difficult to innovate using established processes and values.

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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!

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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.

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Nothing practical could be extracted

I could not extract a single specific applicable point out of it. I can not recommend it

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