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3.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 5 3.96 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clayton M. Christensen Narrator: Joel Leffert Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN:
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Clayton M. Christensen is a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. Michael E. Raynor is a director at Deloitte Research. Together, they outline an innovative plan that urges businesses to create disruption rather than fleeing from it. Named one of 2003's Best Business Books by Business Week, this book is a Wall Street Journal and New York Times best seller. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 2/16/2014

    " Excellent guide to a new way of thinking about how to choose new business areas to pursue. Very nice to hear alternatives to "core competences" and trying to get the customer to see things our way. Hope I can learn to lead disruption! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Nesvig | 2/2/2014

    " A lot of the examples are now outdated, but the analysis and insights are still relevant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TK Keanini | 1/30/2014

    " If you read "The Innovator's Dilemma", this should be on your list too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edwin B | 1/18/2014

    " Because I never entered the corporate world, for which I had actually prepared in college, I've belatedly been curious about the theory and practice of business. So I read books like this one, a Harvard Business School sequel to the bestseller, The Innovator's Dilemma. In the fast paced competition to sell products whose life-cycles are becoming shorter and shorter, what's a big corporation to do? How do those latest dizzying array of innovations, such as the smart phones, net books, twitters, hybrid cars, electronic book readers, plasma TVs, Blu-Rays, and other novel goods and services ever get masterminded into the market, at such an unrelenting pace? And actually more to the point of this book, if you're a lumbering behemoth of a corporation, how do you keep nimble enough with this kind of non-stop disruptive innovation to make sure you don't get left behind by the creativity of the competition? I was intrigued about what the answer might be, and so I read this book. It's a science that can be mastered, the book explains fully. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 1/13/2014

    " a very interesting business book about disruption and innovation, including what established firms can do to remain leaders "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 1/12/2014

    " One of the best business books I have ever read. I read this during undergrad study in Business. I could almost feel the light bulb coming on in my head! Told using easy-to-understand language, it is a must read for those who wish to understand how to compete in today's business environment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rex Galbraith | 12/21/2013

    " I liked Innovators Dilemma but the Innovator's Solution was OK. Is it relevant and informative, yes. But it was hard to get through and very repetitive. For someone with ADHD like me it makes a read like this very difficult. I still love Clayton but I can't give the book more than 3-stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neven | 9/13/2013

    " A very smart and helpful book. I'm giving it 3 stars mostly because the writing is highly redundant and often unnecessarily dense; I wonder if that's the co-author's fault. Regardless, it's solid theory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 7/20/2013

    " Contains several useful theories around disruption and commoditization/decommoditization. The best book I've read for understanding how Apple achieved such runaway growth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Igor | 6/12/2013

    " Excellent book on Disruptive Innovation theory, I need to re-read this one because of the amount of information in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teppo | 2/12/2013

    " My introduction to Clayton Christensen's ideas about innovation. Highly recommended even if you have no interest in business. These ideas apply whenever you want to bring about change, no matter what your field. You just have to develop your own vocabulary to translate his ideas to your field. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 2/3/2013

    " Clayton Christenson has developed a great theory and understanding of the disruptive practice and how to evaluate decisions based on it to help make the right choice to help ensure success. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lincoln | 12/27/2012

    " A lot of good interesting ideas and well founded research. Just a bit over my head "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvia | 10/26/2012

    " Very good book, a well-oganized, well-thought out 'how-to' book for managers. A good sequel to The Innovator's Dilemma. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodrigo | 5/22/2012

    " Very good. Full of interesting case studies. Can be repetitive at times but overall very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Grant | 12/31/2011

    " A should-read book on innovation for knowledge workers and entrepreneurs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/11/2011

    " Generally being more of a fiction lover than a nonfiction lover, Innovator's Solution (which I read for a class) surprised me. It demands a careful, precise read, but the theory is rigorously developed, interesting, and quite useful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Conrad Houser | 7/29/2011

    " A great businesses book on successful growth in companies and the introduction of products. He is a terrific speaker. If you get a chance to hear him do so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 5/28/2011

    " mandatory reading if you specialize in strategy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodrigo | 4/10/2011

    " Very good. Full of interesting case studies. Can be repetitive at times but overall very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 8/7/2010

    " The word disruptive isn't just a buzzword for Christensen. He knows it and defines it and lights the way. Inspiring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KO | 2/13/2010

    " Good points. Like most biz books, longer than it needs to be, but still readable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shaheen | 2/3/2010

    " A bit repetitive with the Innovator's Dilemna. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey | 11/15/2009

    " If you have a dilemma, then you will definitely need this solution. I thought the solution was quite cliche though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 3/24/2009

    " mandatory reading if you specialize in strategy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/9/2009

    " Good overview of how big companies can create innovative solutions and get over their inherent"company values" such as "all new products must have 40% margins" even if a new oppty can make a ton of $$ at a lower margin "

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About the Author

Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and the architect of and the world’s foremost authority on disruptive innovation.

About the Narrator

Joel Leffert is a professional actor, stage performer, and director. He toured Europe playing Salieri in Amadeus and premiered at the National Theater in London in the newly discovered Tennessee Williams play Not About Nightingales. His television appearances include Law & Order and Third Watch, and he had roles in the Woody Allen films Deconstructing Harry and Celebrity. Leffert is the artistic director of the Salamander Repertory Theater in New York City.