Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School. Photograph: Jodi Hilton/The New York Times

Clayton Christensen, the management thinker who conceived and developed the idea of “disruptive innovation” and influenced generations of business stu(...)

Scott Anthony’s ideas have gained traction lately and he is ranked as one of the top 10 global business thinkers in the prestigious Thinkers50 listing. Photograph: Alastair Fyfe

A frequently quoted survey by consulting firm McKinsey suggests that 94 per cent of executives are dissatisfied by their firm’s innovation efforts, de(...)

Apple’s first iPhone at the launch in 2007: “Sixteen years ago, this would have been difficult to imagine, given that China was much poorer and the iPhone and phone apps had not been invented”

One Financial Times article that caught my eye this week concerned the success of Meituan Dianping, whose “Everything app” enables Chinese consumers t(...)

Slack’s James Sherrett: “Our Dublin office plays a crucial role in helping the 45 per cent of our paying customers based in Europe as we continue to grow.”

A senior Slack technologist says the software company is committed to expansion in Ireland by the end of the year as part of plans for growth in the E(...)

Jared Kushner, who is heading the White House Office of American Innovation. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

It is often observed that the word “innovation” has been so overused in recent years it has become all but meaningless. It long ago became a corporate(...)

A police officer stands in front of French taxis blockading a Parisian street during a protest against Uber this week. Photograph: EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

Last Tuesday, France was gripped by huge strikes, with an estimated 130,000-150,000 protesting across the country. In that age-old French tradition, a(...)

Swimming in a pool of misleading metaphors can distort your perspective. Photograph: Reuters/Vincent Kessler

On the cover of the latest Harvard Business Review it says in huge letters “The New Rules of Competition”. Underneath are three bullet points, highlig(...)

Clayton Christensen came under scathing criticism over  his views on Apple and Samsung. Phoitograph: Sascha Schuermann/AP Photo

This has been the year that disruption got disrupted. Or, avoiding the hyperbole, 2014 has been the year when Clayton Christensen’s famous theory of d(...)

Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen predicted the iPhone would not succeed. Now, the business guru explains, it was disruptive after all; the market disrupted was for laptops rather than mobile phones. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

Last week, I described the responses of music and book publishers to digital technology. The evolution of these industries illustrates the “innovator’(...)

 Clayton Christensen: Harvard professor was on the receiving end of a scathing attack

Economics, literary criticism, political science, anthropology – just some of the academic fields that have given us high-profile intellectual dispute(...)

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