Innovation Excellence | Clayton Christensen – Two Surprising Reasons Good Companies Fail

This is not the explanation one would expect from a Harvard Business School professor. He went on to say that if you’re doing everything by the book, then you are doomed. His point was that disruptive innovation often comes from unexpected places – the tiny competitor, the startup company in the garage, the rebel manager. To some extent, necessity fuels innovation. It’s cozy at the top, and coziness is not a hotbed for disruption. Christensen also warned that with China and India coming on strong, the U.S. needs to continue to innovate or the country is in danger of getting “stuck at the top” the way Japan’s economy did. It is important to push for innovation in both good times and bad. What differentiates an innovative company is passion. Read more in Innovation Excellence | Clayton Christensen – Two Surprising Reasons Good Companies Fail.
Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.


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