World Innovation Forum - Clay Christensen

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First speaker is one of my favorites - Clay Christensen. Today I am blogging live at World Innovation Forum (#WIF11). I have blogged before at this event. I love the stimulation I get from going to seminars like this. Attending and listening to speakers helps plant the seeds of innovation in my mind. Of course he spoke about disruptive innovation. He is a young guy but recently suffered from a stroke. Seems to be recovering well though.

Just to whet your appetite… book selections for upcoming months – (Clayton Christensen; Robert Cialdini; Tim Ferris; and other authors)

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Subtitled The Twelve Technological Forces That Will Shape our Future, Mr. Kelly, one of the founders of Wired Magazine, knows what he is talking… Read More Just to whet your appetite… book selections for upcoming months – (Clayton Christensen; Robert Cialdini; Tim Ferris; and other authors). (Warning: we reserve the right to change these at any time…). Tomorrow, at the October 7 First Friday Book Synopsis: I loved the book I am presenting: The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly.

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Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini; Competing Against Luck by Clayton Christensen – Coming for the November 4 First Friday Book Synopsis

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On Friday, I presented my synopsis of The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly, and my colleague presented his synopsis of CHAOS MONKEYS by… Read More Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini; Competing Against Luck by Clayton Christensen – Coming for the November 4 First Friday Book Synopsis. 12 times a year, 24 books a year, the First Friday Book Synopsis is the place to learn the key content of very good, always useful, business shaping (and life shaping) business books.

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Rare Video: Clayton Christensen explains disruptive innovation

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Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and the world’s most influential management guru according to the Thinkers50, lays out his landmark theory about disruptive innovation. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School.

Eight Good Company Culture Guidelines

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"The clearer your company culture, the less likely it will be hijacked by the weaker personalities in your team," explains Mary Christensen , author of the book, Be A Network Marketing Leader. "A Christensen's recommended eight guidelines are: We respect each other.

Christensen on How to Measure Your Life

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With that I picked up Clayton Christensen’s How Will You Measure Your Lif e. Christensen is one of the giant minds behind strategy and innovation. For each chapter, Christensen begins with an explanation of a theory and outlines it’s application to the business world. Taken as a whole, it Christensen offers an evidence-based system for figuring out how to measure your life. Leadership book review christensen personal development

Two Simple Commitments that Radically Improve Life for Leaders

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In an article titled, Clayton Christensen’s “How Will You Measure Your Life?, Christensen wrote, … life is just one unending stream… Continue reading → SuccessEverything becomes distraction and reaction when you lose control of you calendar.

Why Preventing Disruption in 2017 Is Harder Than It Was When Christensen Coined the Term

Harvard Business Review

Disruption is a systemic problem: Clayton Christensen outlined in 1997 why it was so difficult for any individual business to defuse disruptive threats and embrace disruptive trends. They’ve read Christensen’s book The Innovator’s Dilemma. When Christensen conducted the research for The Innovator’s Dilemma , he looked at industries that were asset-heavy.

Clayton Christensen: What I’ll Miss About Andy Grove

Harvard Business Review

But this confidence served as a platform that allowed Andy to learn important things from every person — even Clayton Christensen. Federico Beccari. I am easily a foot taller than Andy Grove. But whenever I was with him, I felt that he was the giant.

How do leaders make lasting change?

Lead on Purpose

One of the great leaders and thinkers of our time is Clayton Christensen , ”a down-to-earth” alum of BYU, Oxford and Harvard. I found two recent articles about Clayton Christensen that have increased my understanding about leadership: The first is published in the BYU Magazine’s Spring 2013 edition. (As In this interview author Jeff Howe asks Christensen questions about his career and sheds thought-provoking light on how he became so important to the business world.

3 Days with Drucker, Christensen, & Goldratt, & Your Leadership Team – another Brilliant Idea from Jeff Bezos

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So, how do you stop and think in this too-much-information-to-assimilate-all-at-once world? You spend a day – a full day – focused on one book. And, what books do you focus on for a full day? Books that have “stood the test of time.” Not necessarily “really old books,” but books that have been around long […]. Randy''s blog entries

Clay Christensen and Dominic Barton on Consulting’s Disruption

Harvard Business Review

The HBS sage and McKinsey head discuss how to stay on top in a rapidly changing industry. For more, see the article Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption. Download this podcast. Consulting Strategy

Solving Problems with Design Thinking: A review by Bob Morris

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Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew King, and Kevin Bennett Columbia Business School Publishing (2013) Here’s a blueprint “for deploying design thinking across levels and functions in order to embed a more creative approach to problem solving as a strategic capability in Organizations” Here’s how Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew […].

Life's Aha! Moments Encourage Introspection and a Search for Meaning

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Christensen: How do you keep high achievers from being disrupted in their own lives? While Christensen spoke at a 6:30 a.m. As his vocabulary improved, Christensen set to work in earnest on " How Will You Measure Your Life? Christensen: How Will You Measure Your Life?

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing

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Christensen Frederick F. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing HBR Editors and various contributors Harvard Busxiness Review Press (2013) How the right strategy can help create or increase demand for whatever is offered This is one in a series of volumes that anthologizes what the editors of the Harvard Business Review consider to be the “must reads” […]. Bob''s blog entries " "Marketing Myopia “Harvard Business Essentials” “Harvard Business Review on” Bob Markey Clayton M.

Clayton Christensen on “The Discipline of Managing Disruption”

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To Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, coauthor of How Will You Measure Your Life?, Bain & Company Ceramics Process Systems Corporation Clayton Christensen CPS Technologies Corporation Curtis W. a primary task of leadership is asking questions that anticipate great challenges. Here is a brief excerpt from an interview conducted by Art Kleiner for strategy+business magazine, published by Bain & Company. To read the complete interview, check out other resources, learn [.].

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

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COMPLIMENTARY LIVE AUDIO WEBINAR Co-conductors: Clay Christensen and Hal Gregersen Renowned innovation expert and HBS Professor, Clay Christensen, and Hal Gregersen, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor, share secrets to cultivating [.]. You really should take advantage of this exceptional gift from Harvard Business Review and be sure to tell your friends about it. Here are the details.

Colleges should stop imitating Harvard

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Here is an excerpt from a special article co-authored by Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring featured by CNN online. To read the complete article and check out a wealth of other resources, please click here. * * * • CNN.com’s op-eds on college ranged from calling it a waste of time to high praise • [.].

The Secrets to Clay Christensen's Success

Harvard Business Review

This week marks the release of Clayton Christensen's highly-anticipated book, How Will You Measure Your Life (with co-authors James Allworth and Karen Dillon). The book expands on Christensen's McKinsey-award-winning HBR article , drawing life lessons from the models that form the basis of his business-oriented writing. At the time I was one of Christensen's students at HBS. Ahead of the book launch, I had a long discussion with a reporter about Christensen.

4 Steps to the Next Breakthrough Idea

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Here is an article written by Herb Schaffner for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network (March 23, 2011). To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * Thousands of business books are published every year, so sometimes [.].

The Innovator’s Solution: A book review by Bob Morris

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Christensen and Michael E. In a previous work, The Innovator’s Dilemma, Christensen [.]. Christensen competent decisions of management that are critical to the success of their companies are also the reasons why they lose their positions of leadership creative destruction Harvard Business Press James O'Toole Joseph Schumpeter Michael E. The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth Clayton M.

The Essence of a Great Presentation

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Christensen Communication Insight Center Harvard Business Review Institutional Investor Merrill Lynch Rose Park Advisors Sisyphus The Essence of a Great Presentation TwitterHere is an excerpt from an article written by Whitney Johnson for the Harvard Business Review blog.

The Little Black Book of Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

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Bob's blog entries Clayton Christensen Harvard Business Review Press Harvard Business School How to develop and then apply the skills needed to create “something different that has impact” How to Do It Scott D. The Little Black Book of Innovation: How It Works, How to Do It Scott D.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 12/9/13)

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Small Giants Community io9 James Hadley Jeremy Olshan Karen Christensen Kerry Patterson LinkedIn Maria Popova Mobilizing your C-suite for big-data analytics Naked Launch Nan Russell Nathan Heller Paul Willmott ReturnOnValuesProject.com Roger Martin Roman Krznaric: “How Should We Live?” I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Trust, Inc.:

Welcome to Thinkers50, one of the best online sources for brain food

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Bob's blog entries "The Most Influential Living ManagemenThinker 2011" CK Prahalad on The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid Clayton Christensen's Acceptance Speech Justin Menkes Interview Kjell Nordstrom and Jonas Ridderstrale Interview Lynda Gratton Interview Marshall Goldsmith Interview Pankaj Ghemawat Interview Roger Martin Interview ten most popular videos now available at the Thinkers50 website Vijay Govindarajan on "Wisdom in Reverse" Vineet Nayar Interview Welcome to Thinkers50

Why Procrastination Is Essential to Innovation

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Christensen cortisol can produce that feel-good dopamine that primes the pump of progress [comma] or innovation Dare-Dream-Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream Equation of Progress Mita Brain Center NASA scientists and Dr. Ellen F. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Whitney Johnson for the Harvard Business Review blog.

The Five Habits of Highly Innovative Leaders

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Here’s an article written by Bruce Upbin for Forbes magazine. To check out all the online resources, sign up for email alerts, and obtain subscriptions information, please click here. * * * We’re proud to be publishing the first appearance of the World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies, a ranking that we hope to make an [.].

A Window into Mozart

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Bob's blog entries A Window into Mozart Amadeus Antonio Salieri Claremont Graduate University Drucker Exchange (the Dx) Drucker Institute Hal Gregersen of INSEAD Harper Amazon Harvard’s Clayton Christensen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Jeff Dyer of Brigham Young University Joseph Lange Peter F. Here’s a recent post by the folks the Drucker Exchange (the Dx) that hosts an ongoing conversation about bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership.

Karl Ronn: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Karl Ronn is the managing director of Innovation Portfolio Partners. Based in Palo Alto, he helps Fortune 500 companies create new businesses or helps entrepreneurs start category creating new companies. He is a co-founder of VC-backed Butterfly Health that sells Butterfly body liners nationally. He is also developing a software company building diagnostic competency for […].

The Best Business Books Ever: A book review by Bob Morris

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Christensen Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology (1987) Gerry McGovern Guy Kawasaki's Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting [comma] Outmanaging [comma] and Outmarketing Your Competition (2008) Igor Ansoff jason jennings Jerry Porras Niccolò Machiavelli Patrick Lencioni R. The Best Business Books Ever: The Most Influential Management Books You’ll Never Have Time to Read Basic Books (2011) Note: This review is of a book published earlier this year.

Saving the World at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

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Saving the World at Work: What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Go Beyond Making a Profit to Making a Difference Tim Sanders Crown Business (2008) Note: Here is a review of a book I read when it was first published in 2003. I recently re-read it prior to reading and reviewing Sanders’ latest, Today [.].

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The 50 Most Influential Management Gurus

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Christensen is the Kim B. Christensen (#1) Disrupting Class (2008) Harvard Business Review Innosight Kim B. Every two years, the Thinkers50 publishes their definitive list of management thinkers. Below are the results for 2011. For classic HBR content from this year’s winners, please click here. Clayton M. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost [.].

Sleeping with Your Smartphone: A book review by Bob Morris

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Bob's blog entries Charles Duhigg Christensen Harvard Business Review Press How and why to avoid or break free from a cycle that grows (unintentionally) vicious Jon Katzenberg Leslie A. Sleeping with Your Smartphone: How to Break the 24/7 Habit and Change the World Leslie A. Perlow Harvard Business Review Press (2012) How and why to avoid or break free from a cycle that grows (unintentionally) vicious Ignore the title of this book. It serves only the publisher’s marketing purposes.

The Innovator’s Dilemma: A book review by Bob Morris

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Christensen HarperCollins (2003) A brilliant analysis of a multi-dimensional paradox Having just re-read this “business classic,&# I admire it even more now than I did when it was first published. In his Introduction, Christensen makes his objective crystal clear: “This book is [.]. The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail Clayton M.

Why Management Ideas Matter

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Bob's blog entries Aristotle Business Strategy Review Charles Darwin Clayton Christensen Copernicus Dan Pink Des Dearlove Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Einstein Galileo Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory IE Business School Newton Oxford University's Saïd Business School Socrates Stuart Crainer The Innovator's Dilemma Thinkers50 Who is the most influential living management thinker?

A Disciplined Approach to Evaluating Ideas

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Bob's blog entries A Disciplined Approach to Evaluating Ideas Clayton Christensen Harvard Business Review blog HBR email alerts Innosight Pete Bonee Piyush Chaplot Scott Anthony The Little Black Book of Innovation TwitterHere is an excerpt from an article written by Scott Anthony for the Harvard Business Review blog.

“Which business books should every executive keep near at hand?”

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Christensen Colin Price David Robertson Dean R. Soon most of us will be exchanging holiday gifts and perhaps you’ll be asked what you would like to receive. Why not suggest some business books? In my opinion, whether as a gift from someone else or one you give yourself, these ten are among the essentials, listed in title alpha order: Beyond Performance: How [.]. Bob's blog entries "Which business books should every executive keep near at hand?"

Jeff Dyer on “How to think like an innovator”

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Christensen Harvard Business Review Press Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management Jeff Dyer on "How to think like an innovator" the four ways leaders come up with their great ideas The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators Hal B. Here is a brief (7:02 minute) excerpt from a videotaped interview of Jeff Dyer during which he outlines the four ways leaders come up with their great ideas.

Need, Speed, and Greed: A book review by Bob Morris

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Need, Speed, and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World’s Most Wicked Problems Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran Harper Business/An Imprint of HarperCollins (2012) A brilliant examination of “the new paradigm for sustainable economic development in the twenty-first century” How innovation happens is rapidly changing. The [.].

The High-Velocity Edge: A book review by Bob Morris

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Spear McGraw-Hill (2009) The power of causal mechanisms that can drive a continuously self-improving system Clayton Christensen’s high praise of Steven Spear and this book is well-deserved. The High-Velocity Edge: How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence to Beat the Competition Steven J. Do not be misled by its subtitle, “How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence [.].