The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary National Bestseller That Changed The Way We Do Business

4 avg rating
( 24,183 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780066620695: The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary National Bestseller That Changed The Way We Do Business

How Great Firms Fail By Doing Everything Right

Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen demonstrates in the most revolutionary business book in years why outstanding companies that did everything right-were in tune with the competition, listened to customers, and invested aggressively in new technologies still lost their market leadership when confronted with disruptive changes in technology and market structure ... and he tells how to avoid a similar fate as business races online into the twenty-first century. The Innovator's Dilemma eloquently demonstrates a shattering paradox: that the best of conventional good business practices can ultimately weaken a great firm. There is a certain type of technological innovation that Christensen labels disruptive technology, which mainstream customers initially reject. Following these customers causes well-managed firms to allow strategic innovations to languish. The solution? Create a subsidiary entirely focused on the emerging market, one that is free to be visionary while courting an unorthodox customer base and staying poised to catch the next great wave of industry growth. Sharp, cogent, and provocative, The Innovator's Dilemma is one of the most talked about business books of our time-and something that none of today's executives will dare to be without.

 

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

What do the Honda Supercub, Intel's 8088 processor, and hydraulic excavators have in common? They are all examples of disruptive technologies that helped to redefine the competitive landscape of their respective markets. These products did not come about as the result of successful companies carrying out sound business practices in established markets. In The Innovator's Dilemma, author Clayton M. Christensen shows how these and other products cut into the low end of the marketplace and eventually evolved to displace high-end competitors and their reigning technologies.

At the heart of The Innovator's Dilemma is how a successful company with established products keeps from being pushed aside by newer, cheaper products that will, over time, get better and become a serious threat. Christensen writes that even the best-managed companies, in spite of their attention to customers and continual investment in new technology, are susceptible to failure no matter what the industry, be it hard drives or consumer retailing. Succinct and clearly written, The Innovator's Dilemma is an important book that belongs on every manager's bookshelf. Highly recommended. --Harry C. Edwards

From the Publisher:

A Business Week Bestseller

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Christensen, Clayton M.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0066620694 ISBN 13: 9780066620695
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Book Condition: Brand New. Ships from USA. FREE domestic shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 0066620694

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Clayton M. Christensen
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2000)
ISBN 10: 0066620694 ISBN 13: 9780066620695
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0066620694

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Christensen, Clayton M.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2000)
ISBN 10: 0066620694 ISBN 13: 9780066620695
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110066620694

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
25.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Clayton M. Christensen
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2000)
ISBN 10: 0066620694 ISBN 13: 9780066620695
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0066620694

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
29.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Christensen, Clayton M.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0066620694 ISBN 13: 9780066620695
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0066620694 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1027463

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
47.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.83
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Clayton M. Christensen
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2000)
ISBN 10: 0066620694 ISBN 13: 9780066620695
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
PELICAN
(Ruston, LA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. brand new. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1500636459745

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
63.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds