The Innovator’s Dilemma Book Group Guide

The summary and questions in this guide are designed to stimulate thinking and discussion about The Innovator’s Dilemma, how its findings are manifest in many industries today, and the implications of those findings for the future.

Thesis of the Book

In The Innovator’s Dilemma, Professor Clayton Christensen asks the question: Why do well-managed companies fail? He concludes that they often fail because the very management practices that have allowed them to become industry leaders also make it extremely difficult for them to develop the disruptive technologies that ultimately steal away their markets.

Well-managed companies are excellent at developing the sustaining technologies that improve the performance ...

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