The Innovator s Dilemma

The Innovator s Dilemma Author Clayton M. Christensen
ISBN-10 9781633691797
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 288
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Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors A Wall Street Journal and Businessweek bestseller. Named by Fast Company as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s work continues to underpin today’s most innovative leaders and organizations. The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices. Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation. Sharp, cogent, and provocative—and consistently noted as one of the most valuable business ideas of all time—The Innovator’s Dilemma is the book no manager, leader, or entrepreneur should be without.



Unrelenting Change Innovation and Risk

Unrelenting Change  Innovation  and Risk Author Daniel J. Phelan
ISBN-10 9781475812640
Release 2016-02-29
Pages 184
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Arguably, the nation’s community colleges have experienced more change in the last several years than they have over the prior 115 years of their existence. Rapid changes in technology, external pressures for accountability and student completion, aggressive competition from other higher education institutions (i.e., public, for-profit, and private), changes in enrollment demographics, as well as new economic, market, and operational models stand to completely disrupt this relatively young enterprise. Unrelenting Change provides useful, practical examples for community college leaders as they seek to thoughtfully and strategically align their organization for the new dynamic in higher education. Furthermore, Unrelenting Change offers insights into the change process, including institutional assessment and readiness, consideration of cultural implications, strategic intentions toward innovation, as well as risk, failure, and success. Rather than perceiving change and disruptive innovation as merely happenstance, or luck, the author provides discernment into the topic so as to give community college leaders solid, guidance, if not improved odds, in undertaking this important, competitive edge for the future of their intuitions, and by extension, their students.



Managing Innovation Driven Companies

Managing Innovation Driven Companies Author Hugo Tschirky
ISBN-10 9780230306547
Release 2010-12-14
Pages 279
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Emphasizing the practical side of Technology and Innovation Management, this book includes significant contributions to the practice of strategizing, management of competences and innovation management. While the findings are research-based, each contribution has 'managerial implications' which cover the recommended implementation.



Disruptive Innovation The Christensen Collection The Innovator s Dilemma The Innovator s Solution The Innovator s DNA and Harvard Business Review article How Will You Measure Your Life 4 Items

Disruptive Innovation  The Christensen Collection  The Innovator s Dilemma  The Innovator s Solution  The Innovator s DNA  and Harvard Business Review article  How Will You Measure Your Life     4 Items Author Clayton M. Christensen
ISBN-10 9781422189986
Release 2011-07-19
Pages 909
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Clayton Christensen’s definitive works on innovation—offered together for the first time Will you fall victim to disruptive innovation—or become a disruptor yourself? Tip the odds in your favor with the bestselling books that have made Christensen one of the world’s foremost authorities on innovation. You’ll also get his award-winning HBR article, full of inspiration for finding meaning and happiness in your life using the principles of business. The 4-volume collection includes: The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail In one of the most influential business books of our time, Christensen introduced the world to the concept of disruptive innovation, showing how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership. Don’t repeat their mistakes. The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth Citing in-depth research and theories tested in hundreds of companies across many industries, Christensen and co-author Michael Raynor provide the tools organizations need to become disruptors themselves. The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators Christensen and coauthors Jeffrey Dyer and Hal Gregersen identify behaviors of the world’s best innovators—from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and the Virgin Group—to show how you and your team can unlock the code to generating and executing more innovative ideas. “How Will You Measure Your Life?” (HBR article) At Harvard Business School, Clayton Christensen teaches aspiring MBAs how to apply management and innovation theories to build stronger companies. But he also believes that these models can help people lead better lives. In this award-winning Harvard Business Review article, he explains how, exploring questions everyone needs to ask: How can I be happy in my career? How can I be sure that my relationship with my family is an enduring source of happiness? And how can I live my life with integrity?



Research in Organizational Change and Development

Research in Organizational Change and Development Author
ISBN-10 9781786353597
Release 2016-07-14
Pages 400
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Volume twenty-four of Research in Organizational Change and Development continues the tradition of providing a platform for scholars, practitioners, and scholar-practitioners to share new thought provoking, research-based insights. Collaboration of various kinds is an underlying theme of the manuscripts in this volume.



Technology Management in Financial Services

Technology Management in Financial Services Author R. McGill
ISBN-10 9780230582361
Release 2008-07-11
Pages 243
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Over $5 trillion will be spent on technology in the financial services sector in the next three years. While there are many books covering purely technical issues, this is one of the very few that look at the challenge of how to manage financial services technology in an area that under-pins almost every part of our global civilisation.



Summary and Analysis of The Innovator s Dilemma When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

Summary and Analysis of The Innovator s Dilemma  When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail Author Worth Books
ISBN-10 9781504043427
Release 2016-12-27
Pages 30
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So much to read, so little time? Get a brief overview of The Innovator’s Dilemma—the bestselling business book about disruption and how companies adapt. Named one of the most important business books ever written by the Economist and the winner of the Global Business Book Award, The Innovator’s Dilemma uses true stories of the successes and failures of prominent companies to analyze why great firms fail when faced with critical market and technological innovation. In this summary of Clayton Christensen’s book for entrepreneurs, managers, CEOs, and business leaders, you’ll learn: Why sometimes “doing the right thing” can be the wrong thing, especially when faced with disruptive technology Why most companies, even good ones, struggle to adapt their business practices What executives can do to ensure both the short-term health and long-term survival of their organizations With historical context, chapter-by-chapter overviews, important quotes, definitions of key terms, and other features, this summary and analysis of The Innovator’s Dilemma is intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.



Software Management

Software Management Author Donald J. Reifer
ISBN-10 9780471775621
Release 2006-08-30
Pages 548
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This Seventh Edition of Donald Reifer's popular, bestselling tutorial summarizes what software project managers need to know to be successful on the job. The text provides pointers and approaches to deal with the issues, challenges, and experiences that shape their thoughts and performance. To accomplish its goals, the volume explores recent advances in dissimilar fields such as management theory, acquisition management, globalization, knowledge management, licensing, motivation theory, process improvement, organization dynamics, subcontract management, and technology transfer. Software Management provides software managers at all levels of the organization with the information they need to know to develop their software engineering management strategies for now and the future. The book provides insight into management tools and techniques that work in practice. It also provides sufficient instructional materials to serve as a text for a course in software management. This new edition achieves a balance between theory and practical experience. Reifer systematically addresses the skills, knowledge, and abilities that software managers, at any level of experience, need to have to practice their profession effectively. This book contains original articles by leaders in the software management field written specifically for this tutorial, as well as a collection of applicable reprints. About forty percent of the material in this edition has been produced specifically for the tutorial. Contents: * Introduction * Life Cycle Models * Process Improvement * Project Management * Planning Fundamentals * Software Estimating * Organizing for Success * Staffing Essentials * Direction Advice * Visibility and Control * Software Risk Management * Metrics and Measurement * Acquisition Management * Emerging Management Topics "The challenges faced by software project managers are the gap between what the customers can envision and the reality on the ground and how to deal with the risks associated with this gap in delivering a product that meets requirements on time and schedule at the target costs. This tutorial hits the mark by providing project managers, practitioners, and educators with source materials on how project managers can effectively deal with this risk." -Dr. Kenneth E. Nidiffer, Systems & Software Consortium, Inc. "The volume has evolved into a solid set of foundation works for anyone trying to practice software management in a world that is increasingly dependent on software release quality, timeliness, and productivity." -Walker Royce, Vice President, IBM Software Services-Rational



Internationalization Technological Change and the Theory of the Firm

Internationalization  Technological Change and the Theory of the Firm Author Nicola De Liso
ISBN-10 9781136934117
Release 2010-09-13
Pages 288
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This book focuses on three main areas, each of which is central to economic theorising: firms’ organisation and behaviour, technological change and the process of globalisation. Each subject can be analysed by using different methods, which range from purely theoretical abstractions to case studies and from econometrics to simulations. What this collection provides is a broad view of the three topics by concentrating on different aspects of each of them, and utilising different methods of investigation. Internationalization, Technological Change and the Theory of the Firm looks in detail at various questions surrounding firms’ organisation, including why we can observe ordered paths of production, whether proximity between firms matters, and whether patenting is always worthwhile. In addition, several essays explore technology and innovation, including the persistence-cum-development of old technologies. Furthermore, this book focuses on those processes which concern small- and medium-sized firms, considering the usefulness of stage theory, the possibilities of production off-shoring and the skill composition of manufacturing firms. Overall, the book is characterised by original ideas, renewed applications of mathematical and statistical methods and the use of new databases. This valuable collection will be of interest to postgraduates and researchers focusing on innovation, theories of the firm and globalisation; and should also be useful to a professional readership as it presents up-to-date research with the aim of improving our understanding of the phenomena of technological change, firms’ strategies, and globalisation.



Developing Innovative Organizations

Developing Innovative Organizations Author B. Gailly
ISBN-10 9780230295285
Release 2010-11-30
Pages 209
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Combining insights from leading academic research and experienced managers, this book provides a systematic framework to understand what innovation is, why it matters, how it can be managed and how it can help your organization to reach its objectives.



Competitive Dynamics in the Mobile Phone Industry

Competitive Dynamics in the Mobile Phone Industry Author C. Giachetti
ISBN-10 9781137374127
Release 2013-07-22
Pages 147
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This book explores which kind of competitive moves and countermoves have been taken by mobile phone vendors like Nokia, Samsung, Motorola and Apple, as well as emerging rivals from developing countries, to defend their competitive position over the industry life cycle, and which factors have driven these actions.



Why is Construction So Backward

Why is Construction So Backward Author James Woudhuysen
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114292324
Release 2004-03-05
Pages 321
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It is felt that the building industry lags behind in terms of innovation despite being one of the most significant industries in the world. This text addresses this imbalance, giving a clear directive on how to get up-to-date and maximise potential using all available facilities.



Investing

Investing Author Robert G Hagstrom
ISBN-10 9780231531016
Release 2013-01-08
Pages 216
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Robert G. Hagstrom is one of the best-known authors of investment books for general audiences. Turning his extensive experience as a portfolio manager at Legg Mason Capital Management into valuable guidance for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, he is the author of six successful books on investment, including The Warren Buffett Way, a New York Times best-seller that has sold more than a million copies. In this updated second edition of Investing: The Last Liberal Art, Hagstrom explores basic and fundamental investing concepts in a range of fields outside of economics, including physics, biology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and literature. He discusses, for instance, how the theory of evolution disrupts the notion of the efficient market and how reading strategies for literature can be gainfully applied to investing research. Building on Charlie Munger’s famous “latticework of mental models” concept, Hagstrom argues that it is impossible to make good investment decisions based solely on a strong knowledge of finance theory alone. He reinforces his concepts with additional data and new chapters on mathematics and history and updates his text throughout to reflect the developments of the past decade, particularly the seismic economic upheaval of 2008. He has also added a hundred new titles to the invaluable reading list concluding the book. Praise for the first edition: “I read this book in one sitting: I could not put it down.”—Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk “Elegant and irresistible. Robert G. Hagstrom makes the complex clear as he confidently crisscrosses through the disciplines of finance, biology, physics, and literature. The only way to understand investing better, [Investing] shows, is to understand the world better. Ideas spark off the page at every turn. This is simply a gem of a book.”—James Surowiecki, New Yorker “Investing is a brisk and engaging read, and it is a pleasure to be in the presence of Hagstrom’s agile mind.”—International Herald Tribune



How to Become Innovative

How to Become Innovative Author Tony Davila
ISBN-10 9780133742626
Release 2013-08-08
Pages 817
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Making Innovation Work presents a formal innovation process proven to work at HP, Microsoft, and Toyota to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. The authors have drawn on their unsurpassed innovation consulting experience -- as well as the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. They'll show what works, what doesn't, and how to use management tools to dramatically increase the payoff from innovation investments. Learn how to define the right strategy for effective innovation, how to structure an organization to innovate best, how to implement management systems to assess ongoing innovation, how to incentivize teams to deliver, and much more. This book offers the first authoritative guide to using metrics at every step of the innovation process -- from idea creation and selection through prototyping and commercialization. This updated edition refreshes the examples used throughout the book and features a new introduction that gives currency to the principles covered throughout. ¿ For years, Creating Breakthrough Products has offered an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value, and building products and services that redefine markets -- or create entirely new markets. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated their classic book, adding brand-new chapters on service design and global innovation, plus new insights, best practices, and case studies from both U.S. and global companies. Their new second edition presents: Revolutionary (Apple-style) and evolutionary (Disney-style) approaches to innovation: choosing between them, and making either one work More coverage of Value Opportunity Analysis and ethnography New case studies ranging from Navistar's latest long-haul truck to P+G's reinvention of Herbal Essences, plus updates to existing cases New coverage of the emerging environment of product-service ecosystems Additional visual maps and illustrations that make the book more intuitive and accessible Readers will find new insights into identifying Product Opportunity Gaps that can lead to enormous success, navigating the "Fuzzy Front End" of product development, and leveraging contributions from diverse product teams -- while staying relentlessly focused on their customers' values and lifestyles, from strategy through execution.



Information Systems Creativity and Innovation in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Information Systems    Creativity and Innovation in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Author Gurpreet Dhillon
ISBN-10 9783642023873
Release 2009-06-10
Pages 307
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.2 International Conference on the Role of Information Systems in Leveraging the Intelligence and Creativity of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, CreativeSME 2009, held in Guimarães, Portugal, in June 2009. The 19 refereed papers presented were carefully selected from numerous submissions. The contributions feature design, managerial, behavioral, and organizational challenges and issues for knowledge management and innovation processes, initiatives and systems. They are grouped in topical sections on creativity and innovation challenges, challenges in ensuring effective governance, challenges in managing knowledge, and organizational challenges, power and politics.



The Innovator s Dilemma with Award Winning Harvard Business Review Article How Will You Measure Your Life 2 Items

The Innovator s Dilemma with Award Winning Harvard Business Review Article  How Will You Measure Your Life    2 Items Author Clayton
ISBN-10 9781422189979
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 290
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Get these bestsellers together: one of the most influential business books of all time—with a bonus HBR article that will inspire you to find meaning and happiness in your life by applying the principles of business The Innovator’s Dilemma His work is cited by the world’s best known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In his bestselling book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen introduced the world to the revolutionary principles of disruptive innovation--new rules for doing business in a rapidly changing environment. This business classic shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right—yet still lose market leadership. Every thoughtful business person--no matter your level or industry—should read this book to avoid a similar fate. Offering both the successes and failures of leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s Dilemma reveals how you can simultaneously do what’s right for the near-term health of your established business, while focusing enough resources on the disruptive technologies that ultimately could lead to its downfall. Ignore the innovator’s dilemma at your peril. “How Will You Measure Your Life?” (BONUS HBR article) At Harvard Business School, Clayton Christensen teaches aspiring MBAs how to apply management and innovation theories to build stronger companies. But he also believes that these models can help people lead better lives. In the award-winning Harvard Business Review article, “How Will You Measure Your Life?,” he explains how, exploring questions everyone needs to ask: How can I be happy in my career? How can I be sure that my relationship with my family is an enduring source of happiness? And how can I live my life with integrity? For the first time, get this article together with the bestselling book that established Clayton Christensen as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers.



Collective Genius

Collective Genius Author Linda A. Hill
ISBN-10 9781422187593
Release 2014-05-13
Pages 272
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Why can some organizations innovate time and again, while most cannot? You might think the key to innovation is attracting exceptional creative talent. Or making the right investments. Or breaking down organizational silos. All of these things may help—but there’s only one way to ensure sustained innovation: you need to lead it—and with a special kind of leadership. Collective Genius shows you how. Preeminent leadership scholar Linda Hill, along with former Pixar tech wizard Greg Brandeau, MIT researcher Emily Truelove, and Being the Boss coauthor Kent Lineback, found among leaders a widely shared, and mistaken, assumption: that a “good” leader in all other respects would also be an effective leader of innovation. The truth is, leading innovation takes a distinctive kind of leadership, one that unleashes and harnesses the “collective genius” of the people in the organization. Using vivid stories of individual leaders at companies like Volkswagen, Google, eBay, and Pfizer, as well as nonprofits and international government agencies, the authors show how successful leaders of innovation don’t create a vision and try to make innovation happen themselves. Rather, they create and sustain a culture where innovation is allowed to happen again and again—an environment where people are both willing and able to do the hard work that innovative problem solving requires. Collective Genius will not only inspire you; it will give you the concrete, practical guidance you need to build innovation into the fabric of your business.