Month: October 2013

“The greatest companies are willing to disrupt themselves” – Michael Lippert

Michael Lippert, Baron Fund’s Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Baron Opportunity fund, talked to the Forbes staff about his company’s focus on investing in innovative businesses that are disrupting their industries. “In the years that I’ve been investing, when I look at businesses, either they innovate or they stagnate.”  Companies across almost every industry are faced with disruptive technologies or services; Michael puts forward his thoughts on who the …

Damien Tampling joins Simon Cant and Clive Whincup as Keynote speakers for the Melbourne Business Influentials Event

Liberty Stage is pleased to announce Damien Tampling, joining Simon Cant, and Clive Whincup as the Keynote speakers for the Melbourne Business Influentials Event with Professor Clayton Christensen on November 7th. We can also announce that Brian Hartzer, Andrew Bassat and Alan Kohler will join Professor Clayton Christensen on the panel which will be facilitated by Simon Cant. (more…)

Simon Cant, Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, and Clive Whincup announced as Keynote speakers for Sydney Business Influentials Event

Liberty Stage is pleased to announce Simon Cant, Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, and Clive Whincup as the Keynote speakers for the Sydney Business Influentials Event with Professor Clayton Christensen on November 6th. We are also pleased to announce that Clive Whincup, Matt Symons, and David Kirk will join Professor Clayton Christensen on the panel discussion which will be facilitated by Simon Cant. (more…)

“Be willing to murder your business” – Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’ recipe for disruption

The recent article The Jeff Bezos Recipe for Disruption – Don’t want to be Kodak? Be willing to murder your business published on inc.com, discusses how Clayton Christensen’s ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ inspired Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to embrace innovative strategies, even if the end result destroyed his core business. Jeff Bezos’s order to “proceed as if your goal is to put everyone selling books out of a job”, may seem …

Disruptive Innovation explained

If you don’t know what ‘disruptive innovation’ is then you best watch this video of Professor Clayton Christensen explaining a term he coined in the early nineties. ‘Disruptive innovation’ has never been more relevant then what it is today due to the rapid advancements in technology across all business categories. (more…)

The Capitalist’s Dilemma

In his recent address as the guest of honour at the Royal Society of Arts in London, Clayton explored the issues of a lack of economic and employment growth following recent recessions. In his speech, Clayton described the shifting dynamic between finance and management and the impact this can have on business management strategies. (more…)

Clayton Christsensen asks the question “How will You Measure your Life?” (TEDx Boston)

“It’s actually really important that you succeed at what you’re succeeding at, but that isn’t going to be the measure of your life.” – Clayton Christenson Last year, Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and world-renowned innovation guru, spoke as part of the acclaimed Ted Talks Series, specifically about the daily decisions that define our lives and encourages all of us to think about what is truly important.

Will doing the right thing in business kill you?

“The puzzle that I was trying to understand was that most companies which are widely regarded as unassailable, are to be found, a decade or two later, in the middle of the pack or at the bottom of the heap…. how was it that even the smartest people find success so hard to sustain? I reached the strangest conclusion, that there truly is an innovator’s dilemma. ‘Doing the right …