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

  • 8h 37m 56s
  • Clayton M. Christensen
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2017

His work is cited by the world's best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic best seller - 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.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: How Can Great Firms Fail? Insights from the Hard Disk Drive Industry
  • Chapter 2: Value Networks and the Impetus to Innovate
  • Chapter 3: Disruptive Technological Change in the Mechanical Excavator Industry
  • Chapter 4: What Goes Up, Can't Go Down
  • Chapter 5: Give Responsibility for Disruptive Technologies to Organizations Whose Customers Need Them
  • Chapter 6: Match the Size of the Organization to the Size of the Market
  • Chapter 7: Discovering New and Emerging Markets
  • Chapter 8: How to Appraise Your Organization's Capabilities and Disabilities
  • Chapter 9: Performance Provided, Market Demand, and the Product Life Cycle
  • Chapter 10: Managing Disruptive Technological Change: A Case Study
  • Chapter 11: The Dilemmas of Innovation: A Summary