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Clay Christensen

"The Innovator's Guide to Growth" Plan by Clay Christensen

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Author: Clay Christensen

Company: Innosight

Updated: 29-Jan-2012

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More than a decade ago, Clayton Christensen's breakthrough book The Innovator's Dilemma illustrated how disruptive innovations drive industry transformation and market creation. Christensen's research demonstrated how growth-seeking incumbents must develop the capability to deflect disruptive attacks and seize disruptive opportunities.

Clayton Christensen and Mark Johnson founded Innosight in 2000 to help companies use the research described in The Innovator’s Dilemma. Most recently, several senior partners of Innosight collaborated to produce The Innovator's Guide to Growth to provide detailed “how to” steps to drive growth by identifying, nurturing, and commercializing innovative offerings.

In this plan they take the key concepts of The Innovator's Guide to Growth, which provides a set of market-proven tools and approaches to innovation that have been honed through fieldwork with innovative companies like Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi, Intel, Motorola, SAP, and Cisco Systems, and lay them out in a detailed execution plan, so you can implement these best practices in your own organization.

It is recommended that you reference The Innovator's Guide to Growth to get the full understanding of the concepts in this plan.

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About the Author

Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Technology & Operations Management and General Management faculty groups. His research and teaching interests center on the management issues related to the development and commercialization of technological and business model innovation. Professor Christensen holds a B.A. with highest honors in economics from Brigham Young University (1975), and an M.Phil. in applied econometrics and the economics of less-developed countries from Oxford University (1977), where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He received an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1979, graduating as a George F. Baker Scholar. He was awarded his DBA from the Harvard Business School in 1992. He holds four honoarary doctorates and an honorary chaired professorship at the Tsinghua University in Taiwan.

Professor Christensen has served as a director on the boards of a number of public and private companies. He is currently a board member at Tata Consultancy Services (NSE: TCS), Franklin Covey (NYSE: FC) and Vanu, Inc. Christensen also serves on Singapore's Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council (RIEC). Christensen is the founder of Innosight LLC, a consulting and training company, focused on problems of strategy, innovation, and growth. He is also the founder of Rose Park Advisors, an alternative investment management firm, focused on companies affected by disruptive innovation, and of the Innosight Institute, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to use his research to contribute insights in how to address critical social issues, such as how to improve public schools and how to make health care more affordable and accessible.