- A seminal work of business theory, “The Innovator’s Dilemma” was first published in 1997.
- In it, Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen describes how established companies are displaced by competition when they fail to self-disrupt.
- Takeaways from the book spawned a new framework for thinking about innovation that continues to resonate today.
- Despite its status as a touchpoint, its application is sometimes seen as limited even as many lessons are still highly useful.
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