“ …the best answers to the enormous problems we are struggling with always starts with asking the right question.”- Clayton Christensen. 25 years back he wrote ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ to instant stardom. Since then he has penned 11 books and numerous articles. Based on his latest book ‘The Prosperity Paradox’ he wrote an article on lessons learned.
1. Not all innovation is created equal
“….contrary to the conventional wisdom that a society must “fix” itself — its infrastructure, courts, legislatures, financial markets, and so on — before innovation and growth can take root…”
2. Data is not the phenomenon
With all the hype around analytics and measuring everything simply because it is possible, it may distract you from understanding the underlying picture.
3. Management can be a noble profession
“Management is about waking up every day and helping people become better people…”
4. Don’t reserve your best self only for your career –
People who are driven to excel have this unconscious propensity to underinvest in their families.
5. God does not hire accountants
“The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Link to the essay – https://bit.ly/2RD5c0y
Link to the book – The Prosperity Paradox : https://amzn.to/2ScgZlU
Chirstensen explaining Disruptive Innovation (video) https://youtu.be/qDrMAzCHFUU
His personal website: http://www.claytonchristensen.com