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Here are a few articles and one program I like about disruption and innovation. We debate what it means and if it exists. What worked so well for a few decades is now changing. Change is good and we should expect much more to come.

Unfortunately, disruption theory is in danger of becoming a victim of its own success. Despite broad dissemination, the theory’s core concepts have been widely misunderstood and its basic tenets frequently misapplied. Furthermore, essential refinements in the theory over the past 20 years appear to have been overshadowed by the popularity of the initial formulation. As a result, the theory is sometimes criticized for shortcomings that have already been addressed.

What Is Disruptive Innovation? The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as… Read more.

Bringing new technology to market is a crap shoot, right? Wrong, says innovation guru Christensen. Follow his four rules to a new science of success.

The Rules of Innovation. Bringing new technology to market is a crap shoot, right? Wrong, says innovation guru Christensen. Follow his four rules to a new science of success… Read more.

As a social science, business does not lend itself to provable operational rules. As appealing as disruption theory might be, the context and actions of many parties create unique circumstances each and every time. There is no guarantee that new technologies and products will disrupt incumbents, just as there is no certainty that existing companies must be disrupted. Instead, product leaders look to patterns, and model their choices in an effort to create a new path.

The Four Stages of Disruption. If we’re so aware of disruption, then why do successful products (or companies) keep getting disrupted?… Read more.

Each of the disruptive forces we highlighted would be challenging on its own; taken together, they can seem daunting. Yet the opportunities for the economy, business, and society that these global forces generate are equally compelling and are already creating new prosperity for those quick to harness them. Embracing the trends while mitigating their negative impact on those who cannot keep up and on our environment is the new imperative of our era.

Navigating a world of disruption. We live in an era of disruption in which powerful global forces are changing how we live and work. The rise of China, India, and other emerging economies… Read more.

A new programme designed to inspire senior leaders with responsibility for driving growth through disruption.

Discover, discuss and reflect on the forces of change and disruption within organisations, industries and the world, and turn these into new and unique opportunities for driving business growth and creating value for today’s and tomorrow’s customers.

Driving Disruptive Growth.A new programme designed to inspire senior leaders with responsibility for driving growth through disruption… Read more.

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