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Clayton Christensen

What the Legendary Clayton Christensen Gets Wrong About Uber, Tesla and Disruptive Innovation

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Christensen's theories are now outdated, and there is little to be gained by arguing about the accuracy of the case studies on which they were based. The harm is in continuing to be guided by them -- because they teach companies to look in the wrong places for competitive threats and encourage them to separate the innovative disruptors from the core businesses; to put them in new company divisions.

Why Tesla Is Not Disruptive; A Systems Thinking Assessment.

Seyi Fabode | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

Tesla is impressively innovative (with a CTO at the top of his game) but the company is not disrupting the automobile industry. Disruptive innovation is not what we think it is.

Ten Years After, Before You Begin

Andrew Frishman | Posted 09.25.2015 | Education
Andrew Frishman

As a nation, it behooves us to consider how we prioritize various learning experiences. As millions of high school students leap through the hoops and hurdles of the next 9 months of the school year, we must look beyond short-term gains in specific skills and knowledge toward their longer term needs and desires.


Francis Levy | Posted 09.22.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

Disintermediation which can be used to describe the kind of shakeups that perhaps are occurring in the television industry where many of the most popular series are streamed as well as produced by Netflicks rather than appearing on traditional cable channels like HBO.

Around the World in 30 Days: August 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.30.2015 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

I talked to the CEO of Edmodo, a leading innovator in K-12 blended learning, about how teachers, learning platforms, software, parents and students across the globe can work together in new ways thanks to digital technology.

Second Career Success Story: This Man Deeply Influenced Steve Jobs On Innovation

Karthik Rajan | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Among Steve Job's top 10 favorite books, there is only one business book on innovation. It is by Clayton Christensen. All this happened for Clayton in his 40's/50's! Here is his story.

8 Reasons Your Success Is Inevitable

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Benjamin Hardy

When you commit to a dream, your life is forced to change. Your growth forces the egg you're in to crack. You've outgrown it. You're ready to fly.

The End of College? (or Maybe Just the End of Kevin Carey's Career)

John Seery | Posted 06.30.2015 | College
John Seery

Everything will, instead, be online. Education will be free. It will be worldwide. It will be accessible. It will be meritocratic. Gone will be professors. Gone will be PhD degrees. Gone will be Harvard. Carey now knows The Secret of Education.

How the 7 Habits Continue to Inspire Me

Clayton M. Christensen | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Clayton M. Christensen

In the 7 Habits book we find our best selves, no matter who we are or where we come from. And we find out how to put in action in our own lives, the timeless truths that are inescapably the source of all human happiness and effectiveness.

Uber for Health Care? Think Again

Saquib Rahim | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Clearly there are some health care startups that will meaningfully improve health care. But there is justifiable concern that too many are focused on the wrong patients and wrong problems using technology with limited applicability.

Trailblazing Women: Whitney Johnson, Leading Thinker & Co Founder of Clayton Christensen's Investment Firm

Anne Ravanona | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

"If you are feeling stuck in any way, whether it's financially, emotionally or intellectually, and you need to move forward -- that's actually a call for you to be innovative, be entrepreneurial or 'intrapreneurial.'"

Musings on the Purpose of Higher Education

Frank Islam | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Frank Islam

While summer reading is normally light or frothy stuff for the beach, one of the more widely reviewed books of this past summer, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to A Meaningful Life, was nothing of the sort.

What's The Value Of A College Degree?

William Eger | Posted 12.02.2014 | College
William Eger

For MOOCs to seriously challenge traditional universities (not just the online lecture circuit) they need to offer an enticing reward to push students through the drudgery.

Dropping the Needle: Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 09.21.2014 | Education
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

Is this an era of disruption? There can be little doubt that the constant barrage of infotainment influences how we perceive personal and societal circumstances. Do we have time to reflect on what we are learning from our families, our colleagues, our students and our research?

Legendary Business Scholar Unleashes Furious Response To Blistering Criticism

Businessweek | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business

Q: You keep referring to Lepore by her first name. Do you know her? A: I’ve never met her in my life. ...

MAG: The Most Influential Business Book In America Is Full Of It

The New Yorker | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business

“The Innovator’s Dilemma” consists of a set of handpicked case studies, beginning with the disk-drive industry, which was the subject of Christe...

The Global Search for Education: To Be or Not to Be?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

If imagination be the food of disruption, is the Bard also to be considered worthy of a TriBeCa Disruptive innovation Award?

Climate Change Forcing Beverage Markets to Adapt

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Last month, the Seattle Times reported on a White House state dinner in honor of President Francois Hollande. The wines were chosen for being among th...

The Best Disruptive Writing of 2013

Leah Binder | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

Almost everyone agrees that the best strategy for improving Americans' health would be to prevent people from needing health care in the first place. But as these writers demonstrated in their powerful arguments, beware the easy answers.

How Companies Keep Succeeding

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

Some believe companies are great because of leadership. Others fervently think it's agile collaboration and innovation. Some say luck or serendipity play a larger role in this increasingly random, complex and connected world.

Third Metric: Authors Speak At Unique HuffPost Conference

Posted 06.06.2013 | Books

Today, The Huffington Post is sponsoring The Third Metric, a women's conference about redefining our metrics of success. You can read more about the e...

Creating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs: A New Start Up Bootcamp for Kids

Don Burton | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Don Burton

Looking back, much of my entrepreneurial nature was something I began to develop at a young age.

If We Cannot Teach, You Can Keep Your Online Revolution

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

Yes, colleges must explore the power of online learning, but it is not enough to build Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and declare victory.

Put on Your Oxygen Mask First: 6 Tips for Self-Care on the Job

Amy Jen Su | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Amy Jen Su

Sometimes we assume people need something sooner than they really do. We say yes or break our own mental flow to meet other peoples' requests. Part of self-care on the job is having the courage to clarify incoming requests, negotiate deadlines, or give people a "heads up."

The Global Search for Education: What Is the Fourth Way?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Even after one has identified that the old ways of doing things are no longer working, coming up with system-wide comprehensive solutions as to how to develop better schools and school systems is challenging.