The Innovator's Solution, with a New Foreword: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

  • 9h 30m 55s
  • Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor
  • Gildan Media
  • 2024

Clayton Christensen's bestselling book, The Innovator's Dilemma, introduced the groundbreaking idea of disruptive innovation, revealing how even well-run companies can do everything right and yet still lose market leadership.

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. Now with a foreword by innovation expert Scott Anthony, this classic work shows just how timely and relevant these ideas continue to be in today's hyper-accelerated business environment and will help anyone trying to transform their business right now.

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-listen for all senior managers and business leaders responsible for innovation and growth, as well as for members of their teams.

About the Author

Clayton M. Christensen (1952–2020) is one of the best-known and most influential thinkers on innovation theory and practice. His research led to one of the most important ideas of the century—disruptive innovation. As a professor at Harvard Business School, he influenced generations of leaders and entrepreneurs. He authored twelve books, including five New York Times bestsellers, and over one hundred articles on disruptive innovation in business, healthcare, and education. Christensen co-founded Innosight, a management consultancy; Rose Park Advisors, an investment firm; and the Clayton Christensen Institute, a nonprofit think tank. He was a friend and mentor to some of the most important innovators of our time.

Michael E. Raynor is a managing director at Deloitte. His twenty-five years of client work and practitioner-centered research address competitive and corporate strategy, innovation, and uncertainty. He is also the author of The Strategy Paradox, The Innovator's Manifesto, and The Three Rules (with Mumtaz Ahmed). His current focus is applying these insights to the challenges of decarbonizing the global economy. He has a doctorate from Harvard Business School, an MBA from the Ivey Business School, and a philosophy degree from Harvard University.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - The Growth Imperative
  • Chapter 2 - How Can We Beat Our Most Powerful Competitors?
  • Chapter 3 - What Products Will Customers Want to Buy?
  • Chapter 4 - Who Are the Best Customers for Our Products?
  • Chapter 5 - Getting the Scope of the Business Right
  • Chapter 6 - How to Avoid Commoditization
  • Chapter 7 - Is Your Organization Capable of Disruptive Growth?
  • Chapter 8 - Managing the Strategy Development Process
  • Chapter 9 - There Is Good Money and There Is Bad Money
  • Chapter 10 - The Role of Senior Executives in Leading New Growth
  • Epilogue: Passing the Baton