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

Tanveer Naseer

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.

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.

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

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?

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 Real Secret to Thriving Amid Disruptive Innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Justin Fox for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts, please click here. * * * I’m sitting at DLD, a new-media conference hosted

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

0625 | Whitney Johnson

LDRLB

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

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.

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

Mills Scofield

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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

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.

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 [.].

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.

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.

How Understanding Disruption Helps Strategists

Harvard Business Review

Through the past 15 years my colleagues and I have wrestled with disruption in many contexts. Bower “ Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave ” introduced the idea of disruption to the mainstream market. Disruptive innovation Article

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.

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.

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."

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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.

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Kodak’s Downfall Wasn’t About Technology

Harvard Business Review

Today, the term increasingly serves as a corporate bogeyman that warns executives of the need to stand up and respond when disruptive developments encroach on their market. There were other ways in which Kodak could have emerged from the digital disruption of its core business.

Why Platform Disruption Is So Much Bigger than Product Disruption

Harvard Business Review

How does disruptive innovation differ when it’s applied to a product versus a platform? Similarly, it’s useful to distinguish between types of disruption. Starting a high-end disruption is expensive and challenging, requiring a lot of capital up front.

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.

How Chinese Companies Disrupt Through Business Model Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Experts continue to debate whether Chinese businesses are truly disruptive. Far from being disruptive, Chinese textile, apparel, appliances, metal, and solar and wind players have done little that has been different from the practices they found in these industries when they entered them.

What Low Oil Prices Really Mean

Harvard Business Review

This new normal is the result of the oil business being disrupted. In fact, the disruptive force of unconventional oil and gas has caused the world to shed its concern about “peak oil.”

Geoffrey Moore on Zone to Win: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

His life’s work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations. Bob's blog entries Cognizant Crossing the Chasm Diversion Books Escape Velocity Facebook Geoffrey Moore on Zone to Win: An interview by Bob Morris Google Intel Internet of Things Microsoft MohrDavidow Rackspace Salesforce Stanfod University University of Washington Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption

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.

We Shouldn’t Be Dazzled by Apple’s Earnings Report

Harvard Business Review

To see that larger picture, let’s locate Apple within its larger context as a once disruptive innovator that’s now essentially an incumbent. A fundamental tenet of disruptive innovation is that established firms normally do not react to disruptors.

If Ford Wants to Beat Tesla, It Needs to Go All In

Harvard Business Review

The auto industry is facing a trio of disruptive technologies: electric batteries, autonomous vehicles, and the mobile phone. ” That isn’t very specific but I think we can take it to mean that Ford is handling disruption by investing in a separate business unit.

In Defense of Routine Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Almost every discussion of innovation today inevitably turns to the topic of “disruption.” Academics write about the power of disruptive innovation to transform one industry after another. It is, of course, with good reason that disruptive innovation draws our attention.