A Tribute to a True Visionary

Clayton M. Christensen (1952–2020)

As a teacher, collaborator, partner, colleague, role model, and, most important, friend for twenty-five years, Clayton Christensen did more to shape my way of thinking than anyone else. This book would never have come to be without our close and profound association.

For me, Clay embodied what it means to lead from the future. His seminal theory of disruption stems from a fundamental understanding: that when business leaders develop and utilize good theory, their efforts in strategy and innovation (and, indeed, in managing the dynamics of their whole industries) can become much more predictable. I think of the theory that undergirds Lead from the Future in much the same way. ...

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