Why Clayton Christensen Is Wrong About Uber And Disruptive Innovation

Silicon Valley has disrupted disruptive innovation, and Clayton Christensen isn’t happy about it.

Christensen vaulted to rock-star status in the tech world in 1995 when he introduced the theory of disruptive innovation in the Harvard Business Review (HBR). Two years later, he published his bestselling book, The Innovator’s Dilemma. His work was widely praised, including glowing endorsements from Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Bloomberg and Steve Jobs. And rightly so. The concept of…

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