[Read Audible] The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail Author Clayton M Christensen – Intimatenights.co.uk

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail What do the Honda Supercub, Intel sprocessor, and hydraulic excavators have in common They are all examples of disruptive technologies that helped to redefine the competitive landscape of their respective markets These products did not come about as the result of successful companies carrying out sound business practices in established markets In The Innovator s Dilemma, author Clayton M Christensen shows how these and other products cut into the low end of the marketplace and eventually evolved to displace high end competitors and their reigning technologies 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 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 Succinct and clearly written, The Innovator s Dilemma is an important book that belongs on every manager s bookshelf Highly recommended Harry C EdwardsL iceberg innovation C est avec une certaine jouissance intrieure que l auteur de ce livre fait ce constat paradoxal mme les meilleurs dirigeants, travaillant dans les compagnies les plus habitues au succs, utilisant les meilleurs outils managriaux, peuvent conduire leurs firmes la faillite Puisque le fameux naufrage deest revenu la mode, on pourrait dire que toutes sont menaces par l effet Titanic C est dire, malgr leur quipement managrial et financier de pointe, de rencontrer un jour un iceberg, ce qui reviendrait plutt, en l occurrence, passer ct d une innovation dcisive Une de celles que Clayton Christensen a baptis innovations de rupture Une hantise partage par le patron d Intel, Andrew Grove, aujourd hui sur le point de prendre sa retraite, qui faisait l loge, dans le premier de nos La revue Rsums, de la paranoa comme instrument de survie entrepreneuriale L approche de Christensen est sans doute moins flamboyante Elle a l immense mrite de sortir des incantations pour proposer des solutions en termes d organisation l angoissant problme qu il soulve


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