It is a pleasure to welcome a great friend of Clay Christensen, yet another soul deeply touched by the man, the author of “Stall points” and author of the 2014 paper, The Capitalist’s Dilemma, Derek van Bever.
Posted 6 days ago Tagged Aidan McCullen Corporate Culture Disruption Entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Strategy Technology Transformation
Clayton Christensen mentored Bob Moesta, and they became fast friends. Bob was one of the principal architects of the Jobs To Be Done theory. He expands on the theory and shares his respect for his friend Clay.
Posted 1 week ago Tagged Aidan McCullen Business Clayton Christensen Competing Against Luck Entrepreneurship Human Potential Innovation Jobs To be Done Leadership Taddy Hall Technology Undisruptable
Today’s book is a book about progress.
Yes, it’s a book about innovation—and how to get better at it.
But at its core, this book is about the struggles we all face to make progress in our lives. If you’re like many entrepreneurs and managers, the word “progress” might not spring to mind when you’re trying to innovate.
Posted 2 weeks ago Tagged Aidan McCullen Business Corporate Culture Innovation Leadership Sports Academies are like Innovation and Incubation Labs Strategy Transformation
Sports Academies are like Innovation and Incubation Labs
Posted 2 weeks ago Tagged Aidan McCullen Business Clayton Christensen Corporate Culture Disruption Entrepreneurship HBR How Will You Measure Your Life Innovation Karen Dillon Leadership Strategy Technology Transformation
Karen Dillon joins us to share concepts from her book How Will You Measure you Life co-authored with her friend, Clay Christensen
Posted 3 weeks ago Tagged Aidan McCullen Business Disruption Entrepreneurship Guillaume Apollinaire Butterflies Honda Emergent Strategy Innovation Leadership Strategy Transformation
“Butterflies, for all their graces, are merely caterpillars who persevere.” Guillaume Apollinaire, Honda and the emergent strategy in America.
Posted 1 month ago Tagged Aidan McCullen Business Clayton Christensen Disruption Disruptive Innovation Entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Michael Raynor Strategy Technology The Innovator's Solution Transformation
The Innovator’s Solution summarises a set of theories that can guide managers who need to grow new businesses with predictable success—to become the disruptors rather than the disruptees—and ultimately kill the well-run, established competitors. To succeed predictably, disruptors must be good theorists. As they shape their growth business to be disruptive, they must align every critical process and decision to fit the disruptive circumstance.
Posted 1 month ago Tagged Aidan McCullen Clayton Christensen Innovation Paul Carlile and Clayton Christensen Strategy Theory Building Transformation
The paper I wanted to share today aims to provide a common language about the research process that helps management scholars spend less time defending the style of research they have chosen and build more effectively on each other’s work.
I felt this series on Clayton Christensen’s work and theories would be incomplete without this episode.
It is a great pleasure to welcome the co-author of that paper and a person who has built on this work considerably, Paul Carlile.
Posted 2 months ago Tagged Apoptosis Business Corporate Culture Disruption Entrepreneurship Innovation Transformation
Apoptosis provides a fitting metaphor for what must happen in organisations to survive continuous cycles of change. Rather than letting the entire organisation die, the corporate body’s sectors, departments, and business units must regularly renew, just like a human body. Like any healthy process, the end of one cycle is the beginning of another, and it is better to embrace this law than to resist it. Easier said than done.
Posted 2 months ago Tagged Aidan McCullen Business Clayton Christensen Corporate Culture Disruption Innovation Joseph L. Bower Clayton Christensen Tribute Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave Leadership
Using the rational, analytical investment processes that most well-managed companies have developed, it is nearly impossible to build a logical case for diverting resources from known customer needs in established markets to markets and customers that seem insignificant or do not yet exist.