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Clayton M. Christensen

Full Name: Clayton M. Christensen
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Born: 1952-04-06
Number of Works: 29
Clayton M Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Technology & Operations Management and General Management faculty groups. He is best known for his study of innovation in commercial enterprises. His first book, The Innovator's Dilemma (ISBN 0-06-052199-6), articulated his theory of disruptive technology.

Christensen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the second of eight children. He holds a B.A. with highest honors in economics at Brigham Young University (1975), an M.Phil. in applied econometrics and the economics of less-developed countries at Oxford University (1977, Rhodes Scholar), an MBA with High Distinction at the Harvard Business School (1979, George F. Baker Scholar), and a DBA at the Harvard Business School (1992).

Clay Christensen lives in Belmont, Massachusetts with his five children, wife Christine, and is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has served in several leadership positions in the Church. He served as an Area Seventy beginning in April 2002. Prior to that he served as a counselor in the Massachusetts Boston Mission Presidency. He has also served as a bishop. He speaks fluent Korean.

Christensen is currently battling follicular lymphoma.

For further details and an ordered list of the author's works, see the author's Wikipedia page.

ISBN: 0060521996, 9780060521998
Keywords: way, business, change, book, dilemma, revolutionary, innovator
Pages: 320
Published: 1997
  • Rating: 80%

In this revolutionary bestseller, Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership, or worse, disappear completely. And he not only proves what he says, he tells others how to avoid a similar fate.Focusing on "disruptive technology" of the Honda Supercub, Intel's 8088 processor, and the hydraulic excavator, Christensen shows why most companies miss "the next great wave." Whether in electronics or retailing, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers kn
ISBN: 1578518520, 9781578518524
Keywords: successful, growth, sustaining, creating, solution, innovator
Pages: 288
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%

In his worldwide bestseller The Innovator's Dilemma, Christensen explained how industry leaders get blindsided by disruptive innovations precisely because they focus too closely on their most profitable customers and businesses. The Innovator's Solution shows how companies get to the side of this dilemma, creating disruptions rather than being destroyed by them.Drawing on years of in-depth research and illustrated by company examples across many industries, Christensen and Raynor argue that innovation can be a predictable process that delivers sustainable, profitable growth. They identify the
ISBN: 0071592067, 9780071592062
Keywords: way, world, learns, change, innovation, class, disruptive, disrupting
Pages: 288
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 80%

According to recent studies in neuroscience, the way we learn doesn't always match up with the way we are taught. Clayton M. Christensen and coauthors Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson take one of the most important issues of our time - education - and apply Christensen's now-famous theories of "disruptive" change by using a wide range of real-life examples. Whether you're a school administrator, government official, business leader, parent, teacher, or entrepreneur, you'll discover surprising new ideas, outside-the-box strategies.
ISBN: 1591391857, 9781591391852
Keywords: industry, change, predict, innovation, using, theories, seeing
Pages: 312
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

Using in-depth case studies of five industries - aviation, education, semiconductor, health care, and telecommunications - Seeing What's Next outlines an analytical model and provides actionable diagnostics and tools.
ISBN: 0071592083, 9780071592086
Keywords: health, care, solution, disruptive, prescription, innovator
Pages: 496
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 80%

Harvard Business School's Clayton M. Christensen - whose bestselling The Innovator's Dilemma revolutionized the business world - presents The Innovator's Prescription, a comprehensive analysis of the strategies that Christensen applies the principles of disruptive innovation to the broken health care system with two pioneers in the field - Dr. Jerome Grossman and Dr. Jason Hwang. Together, they examine a range of symptoms and offer proven solutions.
ISBN: 0073659150, 9780073659152
Keywords: manager, general, innovation
Pages: 600
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 100%

Clay Christensen is world-renowned in the field of innovation. His book is the first general manager's instruction kit for managing innovation. It was developed from Christensen's Harvard course and it helps students and managers learn to address the issues related to managing innovation more effectively. Its first purpose is to help them understand the challenges of coordination and interoperability in innovation and to equip them with the tools to manage these complex interactions effectively. Its second purpose it to help future managers develop an intuition for sorting out symptoms from th
ISBN: 157851262X, 9781578512621
Keywords: business, collection, essentials, school, harvard
Pages: Unknown
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 100%

Clayton Christensen, Carl Shapiro, Hal Varian, Larry Downes, Chunka Mui, Lowell Bryan. These are the minds lighting the path for business in the new millennium. For a limited time, you can buy The Innovator's Dilemma, Information Rules, Unleashing the Killer App, and Race for the World at 30% off, and Amazon.com will include Harvard Business Review on Breakthrough Thinking for free. About The Innovator's Dilemma 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, o