Harvard Business School Professor
Clayton Christensen shows leaders a new way of thinking about market forces and competitive strategy, spurring them to innovate ahead of the curve.
A Harvard Business School professor and advisor to some of the world's biggest companies, Clayton Christensen believes that industry leaders get blindsided by disruptive innovations precisely because they focus too much on their most profitable customers and businesses. Even the best-managed companies then fall behind the competition. Rather than being destroyed by them, Christensen shows companies how to create disruptions, discover and nurture the best ideas and create entirely new markets. Most important, he challenges companies to implement a "well functioning disruptive growth engine." Author of The Innovator's Solution, The Innovator's Dilemma, Seeing What's Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change and Disrupting Class, Christensen argues that innovation can be a predictable process that delivers sustainable, profitable growth.