Dinosaurs, Big Consulting Firms and Disruptive Innovation

N2Growth Blog

Thanks to Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard University and his 1997 landmark book, The Innovator’s Dilemma , we have a new way of understanding the life cycle of companies and why some market leaders maintain their dominant position and other one-time market leaders disappear.

Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast #17 – Whitney Johnson On Using Disruptive Innovation To Drive Growth

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When it comes to disruptive innovation, the common and natural tendency is to view it from the lens of organizational growth and evolution. Whitney is the co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, an investment firm she co-founded with renowned innovation thinker Clayton Christensen.

Leading to Disruptive Innovation

LDRLB

Disruptive innovation is no longer the exception, it’s the rule. If we’re not proactively driving disruption, we’ll eventually need to react to it. In times of disruption, robust data rarely exist. Innovation innovation kaplan Leadership

Rare Video: Clayton Christensen explains disruptive innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

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. To view it, please click here. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is also co-founder of Innosight, a management [.].

Disruptive innovators – Can your organization cope?

Rapid BI

Wanting change is one thing but can your organization cope with disruptive innovators? We often hear that businesses and organizations of all sizes crave to be more innovative. The post Disruptive innovators – Can your organization cope? innovation Management cash cow Creativity disruptive innovation disruptive innovators Innovation minifig risk taking

Disruptive innovators – Can your organization cope?

Rapid BI

Wanting change is one thing but can your organization cope with disruptive innovators? We often hear that businesses and organizations of all sizes crave to be more innovative. The post Disruptive innovators – Can your organization cope? innovation Management cash cow Creativity disruptive innovation disruptive innovators Innovation minifig risk taking

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

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.

Where Disruptive Innovation Came From

Harvard Business Review

After a long and successful run, the theory of disruptive innovation has come under attack of late. In a recent Sloan Management Review article, Dartmouth professor Andrew King asked “ How Useful Is the Theory of Disruptive Innovation?

What are you really competing against?

Lead on Purpose

As Peter Drucker famously said: “The customer rarely … Continue reading → Uncategorized Clayton Christensen Competing Against Luck competition disruption Innovation Jobs Theory Jobs To Be DoneIn our world of work and business, competition is a real thing. Too often, however, we miss the real competitor. We overlook the root of what our products are really competing against.

What are you really competing against?

Lead on Purpose

As Peter Drucker famously said: “The customer rarely … Continue reading → Uncategorized Clayton Christensen Competing Against Luck competition disruption Innovation Jobs Theory Jobs To Be DoneIn our world of work and business, competition is a real thing. Too often, however, we miss the real competitor. We overlook the root of what our products are really competing against.

Netflix's Bold Disruptive Innovation

Harvard Business Review

It is Clayton Christensen 's innovator's dilemma incarnate, and Netflix is very publicly trying to solve it. On top of the technical skills, Netflix is building an organization tuned to the needs of a disruptive environment. Music to any innovator's ears.

Disruptive Innovation Explained

Harvard Business Review

Disruptive innovation Innovation ProductivityClay Christensen , Harvard Business School professor and the world's most influential management guru according to the Thinkers50, lays out his landmark theory.

How Big Data Is Changing Disruptive Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Much fanfare has been paid to the term “disruptive innovation” over the past few years. Disruptive innovations are: Cheaper (from a customer perspective). Is Uber disruptive? Were Google’s Android phones disruptive to Nokia?

Disruptive Innovation Comes to Health Care

Harvard Business Review

For me and many other physicians, reading " Will Disruptive Innovations Cure Health Care " by Clayton Christensen, Richard Bohmer, and John Kenagy in the September-October 2000 issue of Harvard Business Review was like having a light turned on. Disruptive innovation Health

The Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

Harvard Business Review

Creativity and innovative thinking are not genetic traits. What makes people great innovators is not their genetic makeup, but a set of skills and behaviors. The good news: anyone can learn, practice, and master the skills necessary to become a disruptive innovator.

We Need to Expand the Definition of Disruptive Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Zipcar counts as a disruptive innovation. The latter is according to Clayton Christensen, Michael Raynor, and Rory McDonald in their recent HBR article “ What is Disruptive Innovation?” I see the ability to leverage excess capacity as completely disruptive.

Amazon's Kindle Fire Is a Disruptive Innovation

Harvard Business Review

It is this type of thinking that leaves venerable, high-performing companies — like Apple — open to the existential threats posed by competitors' disruptive innovations. Disruption occurs given two criteria. Apple Disruptive innovation Tech industry

How and Why to Disrupt Yourself

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "A disruptive innovation must measure different attributes of performance than those in your current value networks" "disruptive innovation" has become an industry buzzword Amar V. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Whitney Johnson for the Harvard Business Review blog.

BIF, Innovation & Nike

Mills Scofield

Lea should know - she's co-founder of Women who Innovate a nd a serial entrepreneur in healthcare. BIF BIF2015 Culture Disruption Innovation Leadership Nike Women who InnovateThank you Lea Carey for this short video from last year's BIF! Yup - Just do it!!!!

Find a Job Using Disruptive Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Disruptive innovators ask the right questions, observe the world like anthropologists, network for novel ideas, and experiment to make things work. For a more detailed look at these skills, see The Innovator's DNA ). Applying the skills disruptive innovators use to your job search can help you unearth more, and better, opportunities. Disruptive innovators approach networking in a unique way.

Approach to Innovation

Coaching Tip

Today's conventional wisdom says to survive, companies must move beyond incremental innovation and invest in radical, disruptive innovation. In "THE POWER OF LITTLE IDEAS" , Wharton professor David Robertson examines an approach to innovation; one that is neither incremental nor disruptive. This low-risk, high-reward strategy is an approach to innovation that all companies should recognize and apply when it will give them a competitive advantage.

0625 | Whitney Johnson

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Whitney Johnson is the leading thinker on driving corporate innovation through personal disruption. She is the author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work. Leadership Podcast leadership burkus johnson Disruptive Innovation

Morning Advantage: Disruptive Innovation Made Easy

Harvard Business Review

Incremental change doesn’t disrupt an industry; radical change does," they note. On Fast Company's website, Bruce Kasanoff and Michael Hinshaw offer a nifty little primer for prospective disruptors. Looking to take an unsuspecting industry by storm? To start, try eliminating customer pain points. Each industry has practices that drive customers crazy," write the authors of Smart Customers, Stupid Companies.

The Real Secret to Thriving Amid Disruptive Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Lots of industries have been turned upside down by innovation over the years. But no industry has ever had its disruption chewed over in quite such exhaustive, exhausting detail as the media in the age of the internets. Can't we just get finished being disrupted already and get on with our lives? The disruption just keeps on going. Several people I've talked to here in Munich expressed surprise, in fact, that Facebook hasn't seen its business model disrupted yet.

Morning Advantage: Disruptive Innovation Made Easy

Harvard Business Review

Incremental change doesn’t disrupt an industry; radical change does," they note. On Fast Company's website, Bruce Kasanoff and Michael Hinshaw offer a nifty little primer for prospective disruptors. Looking to take an unsuspecting industry by storm? To start, try eliminating customer pain points. Each industry has practices that drive customers crazy," write the authors of Smart Customers, Stupid Companies.

For Whom Do We Innovate?

Mills Scofield

If you ever wondered about the power of innovation to radically change lives, wonder no more. For Whom Do We Innovate? As an engineer, I''m as enthusiastic about innovation as anyone. Braingate Culture Disruption Innovation Leadership NeuroRobotics Neurology Neuroscience

Watch: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

Harvard Business Review

Have you mastered the five skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers? In The Innovator’s DNA , co-authors Jeffrey Dyer , Hal Gregersen , and Clayton Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution) built on what is known about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move from idea to impact. Innovation webinar

Jeff Dyer on “How to think like an innovator”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Dyer is a professor at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management and co-author of The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, co-authored with 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.

Clayton Christensen on “The Discipline of Managing Disruption”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Johnson Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns Evgenia Eliseeva HarperBusiness Harvard Business School Harvard Business School Press Innosight James Allworth Jason Hwang Jerome H. To Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, coauthor of How Will You Measure Your Life?, a primary task of leadership is asking questions that anticipate great challenges.

Why Worker Empowerment Is a Disruptive Innovation in China

Harvard Business Review

Third, empowerment threatens to disrupt society's order and thus violates the Confucian respect for hierarchy and clearly defined roles that is embodied in the popular saying "King is king, minister is minister, father is father, and son is son.". In a number of companies, including Corning China, Bayer CropScience China, Tianjin Alstom Hydro, and Xian-Janssen, I've seen empowered workers drive innovation and bottom-line performance.

A Window into Mozart

First Friday Book Synopsis

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.

For Innovation, Best Practice is a Verb not a Noun!

Mills Scofield

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Innovative Personalities

Coaching Tip

The psychologist Jordan Peterson argues that innovators and revolutionaries tend to have a very particular mix of these traits--particularly the last three: openness, conscientiousness and agreeableness. Innovators have to be open. An innovator who has brilliant ideas but lacks the discipline and persistence to carry them out is merely a dreamer. But crucially, innovators need to be disagreeable. The Innovative Leader "Out Thinks". Innovation Execution.

Lens Shifting: Leading Indicators for Innovation

Mills Scofield

Recently, my friend Jackie Hutter and I did a workshop on Leading Indicators for Innovation from 2 aspects: 1) how can you look around you for leading indicators of areas ripe for innovation; and 2) what are leading indicators in your innovation process itself.

P&G: A Very Early Open Innovation Adopter

Mills Scofield

(This post ends the summary of fabulous stories and interactions at the 3rd Open Innovation (OI) Summit at BW's Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation featuring P&G on April 21st.) Suffice it to say I was honored my friend Chris Thoen would agree to talk about P&G's Open Innovation history at our event.

Management Innovation is Radical

Mills Scofield

Thogus Steve Denning Shift Index Radical Management Lang Davison John Seely Brown John Hagel Innovation Culture Future of Work Disruptive InnovationSteve Denning begins his book, The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century with a quote from John Hagel, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison 's 2009 Shift Index to lay the foundation of the problem we face: "Remarkably, the return on assets for U.S.

Living Well via Open Innovation

Mills Scofield

(This post continues the summary of fabulous stories and interactions at the 3rd Open Innovation Summit at BW's Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation featuring P&G on April 21st.) Craig Vogel, President of Live Well Collaborative (LWC), talked about being an Open Innovation partner of P&G, focusing on the over 50 population. Dean of Research & Innovation at the University of Cincinn [.].

Turning Inn-Oi-Vey-Tion into Innovation

Mills Scofield

Let's face it - innovation is hard - it can be fun, but it's also hard. Virtures Values Sooy R and D Open Innovation Learning Leadership Innovation Strategy Innovation Culture Failure Execution Entrepreneur Disruptive Innovation Design Culture Change Culture Business Model Innovation 21st Century CapitalismMy friend and marketing/branding guru, Brian Sooy, send me a message saying that what I really do is "Inn-Oi-Vey-Tion."

Looking for Models in all the wrong places?

Mills Scofield

WSJ Turkey Tunisia Strategic Planning Saul Kaplan Revolution RCUS Randall Stevens Panera Pakistan Nike Models Matthew Kaminski Libya Ismail Kadare Iran Innovation Strategy Innovation Culture Innovation Indonesia Eric Marr Egypt Economy Disruptive Innovation Culture Business Thinking Business Planning Business Innovation Factory BIF Apple AlbaniaOne of my favorite authors is Ismail Kadare from Albania.

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Disruptive Change vs. The Small Steps of Kaizen (Maybe not Either/Or, but Both/And)

First Friday Book Synopsis

We know of the value of disruptive change, described best by Clayton M. Here’s the description (from Wikipedia): A disruptive innovation is an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology. Christensen.

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The “Jobs to be Done” Theory of Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School, builds upon the theory of disruptive innovation for which he is well-known. Innovation Disruptive innovation Customers Growth strategy AudioHe speaks about his new book examining how successful companies know how to grow. Download this podcast.

Box’s CEO on Pivoting to the Enterprise Market

Harvard Business Review

Technology Disruptive innovation Business models AudioAaron Levie, the CEO of Box, reflects on the cloud storage company’s entry into the enterprise market. He was skeptical about pivoting away from consumers, and it was challenging. But by staying disciplined with the product and deeply understanding market trends, they’ve made the strategic shift from B2C to B2B work. Download this podcast.

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