Disruption

How do nimble little companies keep disrupting established companies in one industry after another even when the big guys focus on their customers and continually improve crucial features of their products and services? Since the late Clayton Christensen explained that phenomenon, much has been written about disruptive innovation. Learn how to understand it, defend against it or become the disruptor yourself.


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Summaries

We’ve known for decades what causes disruption. So why are companies still allowing themselves to be vulnerable? The answer starts at the top.

Scott D. Anthony and Michael Putz

MIT Sloan Management Review, 2020

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Think you’re aware of the forces that might disrupt your company? Your lens may be far too narrow.

Amy Webb

MIT Sloan Management Review, 2020

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Disruption isn’t always the right strategy for startups. It’s a choice.

Joshua Gans

MIT Sloan Management Review, 2020

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How Established Companies Turn the Tables on Digital Disruptors

Todd Hewlin and Scott A. Snyder

Wiley, 2019

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By entering the market with products and services that are every bit as good as those offered by legacy companies, a new breed of disrupters is making it harder than ever for traditional businesses to compete.

Rita Gunther McGrath

MIT Sloan Management Review, 2020

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What the gospel of innovation gets wrong.

Jill Lepore

The New Yorker, 2014

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Rethinking Innovation and Growth

W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

MIT Sloan Management Review, 2019

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A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation

Stephen Wunker et al.

AMACOM, 2016

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An Interview with Clayton M. Christensen

Karen Dillon

MIT Sloan Management Review, 2020

Asia’s Winners in the US–China Trade War

Economist Intelligence Unit

EIU, 2018

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