Clayton Christensen

Clayton Christensen ranked Thinkers50 Number 1. Again.

Thinkers50, considered the Oscars of management thinking has again announced Professor Clayton Christensen as the winner of the Thinkers50 Winners Award. This is Professor Christensen’s second time winning the prestigious award, the first being in 2011. The award aims to “identify, rank and share” the top management thinking in the world.   Started in 2001, previous winners include Peter Drucker, credited by BusinessWeek as “the man who invented …

“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 …

“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 …

A Jobless Recovery: Christensen’s Mould Breaking Theories

Earlier in the month, Professor Clayton Christensen addressed Britain’s most influential business leaders and senior treasury figures at the Royal Society of Arts in London, where he spoke as the guest of honour. Professor Christensen conveyed his ideas on how companies can become more successful innovators and also addressed the concern’s facing the United Kingdom in terms of their recent economic growth. Professor Christensen’s advice on how to create more stable …

The Business Influentials Series welcomes Clayton Christensen this November

Regarded as one of the world’s most foremost experts on innovation and growth, Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is widely sought as a speaker, advisor and board member. His research has been applied to national economies, start-up and Fortune 50 companies, as well as to early- and late-stage investing. Christensen is the best-selling and award-winning author of …