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The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

Key insights from Clayton M. Christensen's

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail


Key insights from Clayton M. Christensen's

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

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Why good companies fail and how you can avoid their errors.

Why do well-run companies fail? How can the very qualities that make a business so successful also contribute to its downfall? In this Snapshot, you will learn why good companies often stagnate and how you can avoid their mistakes. You will also learn the importance of disruptive technology and how you can use it to make a robust company even stronger.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Are interested in entrepreneurship and business management
  • Need guidance for your own business venture
  • Want to know why the very traits that make a business succeed can also lead to failure
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Introduction

How does a company that once ruled its industry end up falling to the bottom of the pack? Why is it so difficult for some successful companies to perceive new tech trends or tap into emerging markets? The answer lies in the innovator’s dilemma.

By understanding the innovator’s dilemma, you can avoid mistakes made by companies that fall from grace and make moves that will maintain your company’s health.

Understanding the Innovator’s Dilemma

The downfall of a business can be brought on by any number of predictable factors. Ineffective management, shortsighted planning, misguided...

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