Clayton M. Christensen


Books by Clayton M. Christensen


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The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

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Co-authors Clayton Christensen, Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon tackle one of the world’s most enduring and intractable issues: poverty. Despite seemingly altruistic intentions of development and billions of dollars of resources, many countries on the receiving end of aid from the developed world have, in fact, become even poorer. Addressing the multitude of factors for this frustrating contradiction, Christensen, Ojomo and Dillon offer an alternative route to sustainable development, using innovative proven models from around the world.
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How Will You Measure Your Life?

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In the spring of 2010, Harvard Business School's graduating class asked HBS professor Clay Christensen to address them--but not on how to apply his principles and thinking to their post-HBS careers. The students wanted to know how to apply his wisdom to their personal lives. He shared with them a set of guidelines that have helped him find meaning in his own life, which led to this now-classic article. Although Christensen's thinking is rooted in his deep religious faith, these are strategies anyone can use.

Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

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Hbr's 10 Must Reads 2017: The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with Bonus Article a What Is Disruptive Inno

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A year's worth of management wisdom, all in one place.

We've reviewed the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to keep you up-to-date on the most cutting-edge, influential thinking driving business today. With authors from Clayton M. Christensen to Adam Grant and company examples from Intel to Uber, this volume brings the most current and important management conversations to your fingertips.

This book will inspire you to:

  • Rethink the way you work in the face of advancing automation
  • Transform your business using a platform strategy
  • Apply design thinking to create innovative products
  • Identify where too much collaboration may be holding your people back
  • See the theory of disruptive innovation in a brand new light
  • Recognize the signs that your cross-cultural negotiation may be falling apart

This collection of articles includes "Collaborative Overload," by Rob Cross, Reb Rebele, and Adam Grant; "Algorithms Need Managers, Too," by Michael Luca, Jon Kleinberg, and Sendhil Mullainathan; "Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy," by Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Geoffrey G. Parker, and Sangeet Paul Choudary; "What Is Disruptive Innovation?," by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Raynor, and Rory McDonald; "How Indra Nooyi Turned Design Thinking into Strategy," an interview with Indra Nooyi by Adi Ignatius; "Engineering Reverse Innovations," by Amos Winter and Vijay Govindarajan; "The Employer-Led Health Care Revolution," by Patricia A. McDonald, Robert S. Mecklenburg, and Lindsay A. Martin; "Getting to Si, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da," by Erin Meyer; "The Limits of Empathy," by Adam Waytz; "People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO," by Ram Charan, Dominic Barton, and Dennis Carey; and "Beyond Automation," by Thomas H. Davenport and Julia Kirby.

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Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (Expanded)

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THE BOOK THAT'S CHANGING THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

"A brilliant teacher, Christensen brings clarity to a muddled and chaotic world of education."
―Jim Collins, bestselling author of Good to Great

"A terrific read; it must become a blueprint for educational transformation."
―Joel Klein, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education

Studies in neuroscience reveal that the way we learn doesn't always match up with the way we are taught. To stay competitive―academically, economically, and technologically―we need to apply the proven principles of disruptive innovation to our educational system. Disrupting Class will show you how to:

- Help more students succeed through customized learning
- Meet the demand for new technology, especially computers, in student-centric classrooms
- Use disruptive innovation to circumvent roadblocks that have stood in the way of reform
- Compete in the global classroom--and help students get ahead in the global market

Filled with fresh and surprising ideas, outside-the-box strategies, and straight-A success stories, Disrupting Class will make you rethink your understanding of intelligence, reevaluate your current school program, and reinvigorate your commitment to learning. The future is now. Class is in session.

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The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

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THE BOOK THAT'S REVOLUTIONIZING HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA

A groundbreaking prescription for reform--
from a legendary leader in innovation.

"Clear, entertaining, and provocative, The Innovator's Prescription should be read by anyone who cares about improving the health and health care of all."
―Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

"Comprehensive in its vision, astute in its diagnosis, and clear in its guidance, The Innovator's Prescription offers strong medicine for a heath care system that is far from well."
--Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, President, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Our health care system is in critical condition. The Affordable Care Act has insured more Americans than ever, yet deductibles keep rising and costs continue to climb. Now more than ever, the industry needs a shot in the arm. It needs The Innovator's Prescription, the now-classic approach to efficient, affordable health care. Learn how to:

- Deliver personalized care at a lower cost with "precision medicine"
- Improve quality, accessibility, and affordability using a disruptive business model
- Enable better treatment of chronic diseases through patient networks
- Diagnose problems and find solutions faster using new technology
- Take advantage of insurance and regulatory reforms to provide the best care possible

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Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

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Discusses how companies can "transform innovation from a game of chance to one in which they develop products and services customers not only want to buy, but are willing to pay premium prices for"--Amazon.com.
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The Clayton M. Christensen Reader

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The best of Clayton Christensen's seminal work on disruptive innovation, all in one place.

No business can afford to ignore the theory of disruptive innovation. But the nuances of Clayton Christensen's foundational thinking on the subject are often forgotten or misinterpreted. To achieve continuing growth in your business while defending against upstarts, you need to understand clearly what disruption is and how it works, and know how it applies to your industry and your company. In this collection of Christensen's most influential articles--carefully selected by Harvard Business Review's editors--his incisive arguments, clear theories, and readable stories give you the tools you need to understand disruption and what to do about it. The collection features Christensen's newest article looking back on 20 years of disruptive innovation: what it is, and what it isn't.

Covering a broad spectrum of topics--business model innovation, mergers and acquisitions, value-chain shifts, financial incentives, product development--these articles illuminate the impact and implications of disruptive innovation as well as Christensen's broader thinking on management theory and its application in business and in life.

This collection of best-selling articles includes: "Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave," by Joseph L. Bower and Clayton M. Christensen, "Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change," by Clayton M. Christensen and Michael Overdorf, "Marketing Malpractice: The Cause and the Cure," by Clayton M. Christensen, Scott Cook, and Taddy Hall, "Innovation Killers: How Financial Tools Destroy Your Capacity to Do New Things," by Clayton M. Christensen, Stephen P. Kaufman, and Willy C. Shih, "Reinventing Your Business Model," by Mark W. Johnson, Clayton M. Christensen, and Henning Kagermann, "The New M&A Playbook," by Clayton M. Christensen, Richard Alton, Curtis Rising, and Andrew Waldeck, "Skate to Where the Money Will Be," by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor, and Matthew Verlinden, "Surviving Disruption," by Maxwell Wessel and Clayton M. Christensen, "What Is Disruptive Innovation?" by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor, and Rory McDonald, "Why Hard-Nosed Executives Should Care About Management Theory," by Clayton M. Christensen and Michael E. Raynor, and "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen.

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The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

Available in: Paperback
Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors

A Wall Street Journal and Businessweek bestseller. Named by Fast Company as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen's work continues to underpin today's most innovative leaders and organizations.

The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen.

His work is cited by the world's best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller--one of the most influential business books of all time--innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right--yet still lose market leadership.

Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices.

Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator's Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation.

Sharp, cogent, and provocative--and consistently noted as one of the most valuable business ideas of all time--The Innovator's Dilemma is the book no manager, leader, or entrepreneur should be without.

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Hbr's 10 Must Reads 2015: The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with Bonus McKinsey Awarda-Winning Article "

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A year's worth of management wisdom, all in one place.

We've combed through ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to help you get up to speed fast on the freshest, most relevant thinking driving business today. With authors from Clayton Christensen to Roger Martin and company examples from Netflix to Unilever, this volume brings the most current and important management conversations to your fingertips.

This book will inspire you to:

  • Lead by focusing your attention on the right things
  • Import new management practices into your organization the right way--whether they come from other companies or across the globe
  • Better manage your organization's--and your leaders'--time
  • Rethink vital functions such as HR and marketing
  • Move from a yearly planning cycle to building a winning strategy
  • Make long-term organizational decisions with an eye to national and global economic trends

This collection of best-selling articles includes:

  • "Beware the Next Big Thing," by Julian Birkinshaw
  • "The Capitalist's Dilemma," by Clayton M. Christensen and Derek Van Bever
  • "The Focused Leader," by Daniel Goleman
  • "The Big Lie of Strategic Planning," by Roger L. Martin
  • "Contextual Intelligence," by Tarun Khanna
  • "How Netflix Reinvented HR," by Patty McCord
  • "Blue Ocean Leadership," by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
  • "The Ultimate Marketing Machine," by Marc de Swaan Arons, Frank van den Driest, and Keith Weed
  • "Your Scarcest Resource," by Michael Mankins, Chris Brahm, and Gregory Caimi
  • "How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management," by David A. Garvin
  • "21st-Century Talent Spotting," by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz

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    The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

    Available in: Hardcover
    "In this revolutionary bestseller, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership--or worse, disappear altogether. And not only does he prove what he says, but he tells others how to avoid a similar fate. Focusing on "disruptive technology," Christensen shows why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. Whether in electronics or retailing, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know when to abandon traditional business practices. Using the lessons of successes and failures from leading companies, The Innovator's Dilemma presents a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. Find out: When it is right not to listen to customers. When to invest in developing lower-performance products that promise lower margins. When to pursue small markets at the expense of seemingly larger and more lucrative ones. Sharp, cogent, and provocative, The Innovator's Dilemma is one of the most talked-about books of our time--and one no savvy manager or entrepreneur should be without"--
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    The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

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    An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen's work continues to underpin today's most innovative leaders and organizations.

    A seminal work on disruption--for everyone confronting the growth paradox.

    For readers of the bestselling The Innovator's Dilemma--and beyond--this definitive work will help anyone trying to transform their business right now.

    In The Innovator's Solution, Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor expand on the idea of disruption, explaining how companies can and should become disruptors themselves. This classic work shows just how timely and relevant these ideas continue to be in today's hyper-accelerated business environment.

    Christensen and Raynor give advice on the business decisions crucial to achieving truly disruptive growth and propose guidelines for developing your own disruptive growth engine. The authors identify the forces that cause managers to make bad decisions as they package and shape new ideas--and offer new frameworks to help create the right conditions, at the right time, for a disruption to succeed. This is a must-read for all senior managers and business leaders responsible for innovation and growth, as well as members of their teams.

    Based on in-depth research and theories tested in hundreds of companies across many industries, The Innovator's Solution is a necessary addition to any innovation library--and an essential read for entrepreneurs and business builders worldwide.

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    HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing (with Featured Article "Marketing Myopia," by Theodore Levitt)

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    NEW from the bestselling HBR s 10 Must Reads series.
    "Stop pushing productsand start cultivating relationships with the right customers."
    If you read nothing else on marketing that delivers competitive advantage, read these 10 articles. We ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you reinvent your marketing by putting itand your customersat the center of your business.
    Leading experts such as Ted Levitt and Clayton Christensen provide the insights and advice you need to:
    Figure out what business you re "really" in
    Create products that perform the jobs people need to get done
    Get a bird s-eye view of your brand s strengths and weaknesses
    Tap a market that s larger than China and India combined
    Deliver superior value to your B2B customers
    End the war between sales and marketing

    Looking for more Must Read articles from Harvard Business Review? Check out these titles in the popular series:
    "HBR s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials
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    How Will You Measure Your Life?

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    In this groundbreaking book, Christensen puts forth a series of questions about integrity, happiness, and relationships that he asks his students before they leave Harvard Business School. Fulll of inspiration and wisdom, it will help students, mid-career professionals, and parents.
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    How Will You Measure Your Life? (International)

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    In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life. He used examples from his own experiences to explain how high achievers can all too often fall into traps that lead to unhappiness.

    The speech was memorable not only because it was deeply revealing but also because it came at a time of intense personal reflection: Christensen had just overcome the same type of cancer that had taken his father's life. As Christensen struggled with the disease, the question "How do you measure your life?" became more urgent and poignant, and he began to share his insights more widely with family, friends, and students.

    In this groundbreaking book, Christensen puts forth a series of questions: How can I be sure that I'll find satisfaction in my career? How can I be sure that my personalrelationships become enduring sources of happiness? How can I avoid compromising my integrity and stay out of jail? Using lessons from some of the world's greatest businesses, he provides incredible insights into these challenging questions.

    How Will You Measure Your Life? is full of inspiration and wisdom, and will help students, midcareer professionals, and parents alike forge their own paths to fulfillment."

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    The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business

    Available in: Paperback, Hardcover
    This radical, national bestseller has transformed corporate America by proving that great companies can fail precisely because they do everything right. The author, a Harvard professor, then demonstrates how to avoid a similar fate as businesses race online into the 21st century.
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    The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out

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    The Innovative University illustrates how higher education can respond to the forces of disruptive innovation, and offers a nuanced and hopeful analysis of where the traditional university and its traditions have come from and how it needs to change for the future. Through an examination of Harvard and BYU-Idaho as well as other stories of innovation in higher education, Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring decipher how universities can find innovative, less costly ways of performing their uniquely valuable functions.
    • Offers new ways forward to deal with curriculum, faculty issues, enrollment, retention, graduation rates, campus facility usage, and a host of other urgent issues in higher education
    • Discusses a strategic model to ensure economic vitality at the traditional university
    • Contains novel insights into the kind of change that is necessary to move institutions of higher education forward in innovative ways

    This book uncovers how the traditional university survives by breaking with tradition, but thrives by building on what it's done best.

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    The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

    Available in: Hardcover
    Master the discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers. In "The Innovator's DNA," the authors identify five capabilities demonstrated by the best innovators.
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    HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself (with Bonus Article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen)

    Available in: Paperback

    The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror.

    If you read nothing else on managing yourself, read these 10 articles (plus the bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles to select the most important ones to help you maximize yourself.

    HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself will inspire you to:

    • Stay engaged throughout your 50+-year work life
    • Tap into your deepest values
    • Solicit candid feedback
    • Replenish physical and mental energy
    • Balance work, home, community, and self
    • Spread positive energy throughout your organization
    • Rebound from tough times
    • Decrease distractibility and frenzy
    • Delegate and develop employees' initiative

    p>This collection of best-selling articles includes: bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen, "Managing Oneself," "Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey?" "How Resilience Works," "Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time," "Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform," "Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life," "Reclaim Your Job," "Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership," "What to Ask the Person in the Mirror," and "Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance."

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    HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essentials

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    Change is the one constant in business, and we must adapt or face obsolescence. Yet certain challenges never go away. That's what makes this book "must read." These are the 10 seminal articles by management's most influential experts, on topics of perennial concern to ambitious managers and leaders hungry for inspiration--and ready to run with big ideas to accelerate their own and their companies' success.

    If you read nothing else - full stop - read:

    • Michael Porter on creating competitive advantage and distinguishing your company from rivals
    • John Kotter on leading change through eight critical stages
    • Daniel Goleman on using emotional intelligence to maximize performance
    • Peter Drucker on managing your career by evaluating your own strengths and weaknesses
    • Clay Christensen on orchestrating innovation within established organizations
    • Tom Davenport on using analytics to determine how to keep your customers loyal
    • Robert Kaplan and David Norton on measuring your company's strategy with the Balanced Scorecard
    • Rosabeth Moss Kanter on avoiding common mistakes when pushing innovation forward
    • Ted Levitt on understanding who your customers are and what they really want
    • C. K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel on identifying the unique, integrated systems that support your strategy

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    Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (Updated, Expanded)

    Available in: Hardcover
    Christensen's groundbreaking bestselling work in education is now updated and expanded, including a new chapter on Christensen's seminal "Jobs to Be Done" theory applied to education.
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    The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

    Available in: Hardcover
    Christensen, the celebrated Harvard professor and "New York Times"-bestselling author, tackles two of the nation's most vital global issues: health care and innovation.
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    Seeing What's Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change

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    An internationally renowned innovation expert and his research partners present a groundbreaking framework for predicting outcomes in the evolution of any industry by using the theories of innovation to predict industry change.