Tag Archives: Clayton Christensen

The Profit Paradox

A business that doesn’t make money won’t be around for very long. Profits, after all, are the engine that drives the world of commerce. Any idiot knows that. Unfortunately, idiots who do know that go out of business all the time. The US auto industry, integrated steel giants and many others who failed were extremely profit driven and, in fact, it was their quest for profits that was their undoing.


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My Favorite Clayton Christensen Talk

Sunday is a do nothing day for me. So I usually spend the time browsing my Linked-In groups to see if there is anything of interest going on. Earlier this month a presentation was posted on one of the groups. It was given by Professor Clayton Christensen of the Harvard Business School. His presentation was an hour long and given to IT CEOs. It was the most useful and informative hour I have spent in a very very long while.

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Four Innovation Insights From Customers

Customers, properly, have been having a renaissance of sorts in terms of business thinking. Peter Drucker famously espoused a very customer-centric business philosophy. Nowadays, social CRM represents the return of a customer-first orientation. Last year, Altimeter published the 18 use cases of social CRM. Included in those use cases were several that relate to innovation.

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The Innovator’s Toolbox

Seven Tips for Developing Experimenting Skills Innovators engage in three types of experimenting to generate data and spark new insights: trying out new experiences, taking things apart, and testing ideas by creating prototypes and pilots. Although questioning, observing, and networking are excellent for providing data about the past and present, experimenting is the best technique for generating data on what ...

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How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns 

- Clayton Christensen

When I finally met Clayton Christensen last year, at the Tribeca Film Festival’s first annual Disruptive Innovation Awards, I was struck by how much he loves the world, and the way his work allows him to move through it, continuously learning and disrupting. Tell the truth.  Isn’t that why most of us work in innovation. In this talk, “Christensen brings ...

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