Clayton M. Christensen
Books by Clayton M. Christensen
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.
Hbr's 10 Must Reads 2017: The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with Bonus Article a What Is Disruptive InnoAvailable in: Paperback
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.
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.
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
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.
Hbr's 10 Must Reads 2015: The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review (with Bonus McKinsey Awarda-Winning Article "Available in: Paperback
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:
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing (with Featured Article "Marketing Myopia," by Theodore Levitt)Available in: Paperback
"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
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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."
- 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.
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
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