Christensen writes that even the best-managed companies, in spite of their attention to customers and continual investment in new technology, are susceptible to failure no matter what the industry, be it hard drives or consumer retailing. Many of his examples include established firms choosing not to adopt new technologies because it does not fit their current business motives, but then later being replaced by firms that dared to find new markets for the new technology. Christensen does a decent job in making the book engaging. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Succinct and clearly written, The Innovator’s Dilemma is an important book that belongs on every manager’s bookshelf. The end of the piece brings the conclusion that leading firms almost always have set technologies that work well for their current customers, choosing not to invest in new technologies because what they are currently doing is working, current customers do not want change.

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Amazon Renewed Like-new products you can trust. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. I would say that the book is a must-read for managers of a company that may be facing disruptive technologies in their industry as innofators does provide direct advice for people of that demographic.

It is almost impossible to disagree with his conclusion since all of his evidence accurately backs up his claims. The author initially believes that new technologies are constantly emerging and all businesses must continually adapt to stay relevant.

The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen (ebook)

Christensen calls this phenomenon “disruptive technology” dilemm demonstrates its effects in industries as diverse as the manufacture of hard-disk drives and mass retailing. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.


Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I’ve been involved in innovation most of my career, and now wish I’d read this book much earlier.

Christensen tries to explain throughout the book why some firms, when new technologies enter the market, fail either because they adapt the new technology or not. If you haven’t read them, you should. I am shocked at how many idiot decision makers are running companies. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The book showed how difficult it is to create a formula of success with innovation.

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Since the book was first written in the late s, the environment has changed and the pace of technological innovation has increased drastically. It is a great read and very informative.

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Christensen shows how these and other silemma cut into the low end of the marketplace and eventually evolved to displace high-end competitors and their reigning technologies. However, he does bring up several other markets including the mechanical excavator, steel, computer, and discount retailer industries. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The goal of the book is to educate people in the business world about how new technologies affect firms and to provide a new way of thinking about disruptive technologies.

Many of the established firms often chose not to invest in the next smaller disk drive because they did not have enough memory to meet their standards. Christensen eventually concludes that successful businesses often collapse, despite having good managers, because they fail to find the new markets for disruptive technologies while instead innovaors current customers with what they currently need.


These products did not come about as the result of successful companies carrying out sound business practices in established markets. Sie sind bereits eingeloggt. This variety of different scopes enhances his argument, especially since he sees similar trends across all of these different markets. I was educated about the steps it takes to lead a business to success and what people do to sink a company. This book used to be required reading, but it is woefully outdated and eilemma lost relevance.

the innovators dilemma epub

Christensen suggests that by placing too great an emphasis on satisfying customers’ current needs, companies fail to dipemma or adopt new technology that will meet innovarors unstated or future needs, and he argues that such companies will eventually fall behind.

Add to Wishlist Add to Wishlist. At the heart of The Innovator’s Dilemma is how a successful company with established products keeps from being pushed aside by newer, cheaper products that will, over time, get better and become a serious threat.

In conclusion, the book is a great read for those looking to advance their knowledge in the business world and think about topics that are not usually discussed.