Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator's Dilemma
Harvard Business Review
OCTOBER 24, 2011
That book is The Innovator's Dilemma by HBS Professor Clay Christensen. But what's most interesting to me isn't that The Innovator's Dilemma was on that list. Anyone familiar with Professor Christensen's work will quickly recognize the same causal mechanism at the heart of the Innovator's Dilemma: the pursuit of profit. It had 90 days working capital on hand when he took over — in other words, Apple was only three months away from bankruptcy.