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    • The Innovator's Dilemma

    • When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
    • By: Clayton M. Christensen
    • Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    His work is cited by the world's best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic best seller - one of the most influential business books of all time - innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right - yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This book is best read, not heard

    • By Andrea Rudert on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Prosperity Paradox

    • How Innovation Can Lift Nations out of Poverty
    • By: Clayton M. Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, Karen Dillon
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Clayton M. Christensen, the author of such business classics as The Innovator’s Dilemma and the New York Times best-seller How Will You Measure Your Life, and coauthors Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon reveal why so many investments in economic development fail to generate sustainable prosperity and offers a groundbreaking solution for true and lasting change. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How to Sustainably Lift Nations out of Poverty

    • By Boyd Tschaggeny on 02-11-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • How Will You Measure Your Life?

    • By: Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,573
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,183

    In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life. He used examples from his own experiences to explain how high achievers can all too often fall into traps that lead to unhappiness. Full of inspiration and wisdom, this book will help students, midcareer professionals, and parents alike forge their own paths to fulfillment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Common Sense, yet inspiring and eye-opening

    • By Benjamin W. on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Competing Against Luck

    • The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice
    • By: Clayton M. Christensen, Taddy Hall
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 878
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 870

    The foremost authority on innovation and growth presents a path-breaking book every company needs to transform innovation from a game of chance to one in which they develop products and services customers not only want to buy but are willing to pay premium prices for. How do companies know how to grow? How can they create products that they are sure customers want to buy? Can innovation be more than a game of hit and miss? Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen has the answer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Leaving Luck For Those Who Need It

    • By Dan Collins on 02-11-17

    Regular price: $23.95

    • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself

    • By: Harvard Business Review, Peter Ferdinand Drucker, Clayton M. Christensen, and others
    • Narrated by: Chris Kayser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 917
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      4 out of 5 stars 760

    The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror. If you listen to nothing else on managing yourself, you should at least hear these 10 articles (plus the bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles to select the most important ones to help you maximize yourself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oldies But Goodies

    • By PC on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • What is Disruptive Innovation?

    • By: Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Raynor, Rory McDonald
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    A look at the tenets of disruption theory, its usefulness and limitations, and its evolution over the past 20 years, by the leading experts on the subject.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Innovator's Solution

    • Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
    • By: Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor
    • Narrated by: Joel Leffert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Clayton M. Christensen is a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. Michael E. Raynor is a director at Deloitte Research. Together, they outline an innovative plan that urges businesses to create disruption rather than fleeing from it. Named one of 2003's Best Business Books by Business Week, this book is a Wall Street Journal and New York Times best seller.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book...Drone Narration

    • By Pat on 06-11-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • 554: The 'Jobs to be Done' Theory of Innovation

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael, Clayton Christensen
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School, builds upon the theory of disruptive innovation for which he is well-known. He speaks about his new book examining how successful companies know how to grow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Solid overview of Jobs to Be Done, by the master

    • By Doug Powell on 12-26-18

    Regular price: $0.00

    • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing

    • By: Harvard Business Review, Clayton M. Christensen, Theordore Levitt, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Larkin, Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
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    New from the best-selling HBR's 10 Must Reads series. Stop pushing products - and start cultivating relationships with the right customers. If you listen to nothing else on marketing that delivers competitive advantage, hear these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you reinvent your marketing by putting it - and your customers - at the center of your business.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Content

    • By Adam on 09-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation

    • By: Harvard Business Review, Peter Ferdinand Drucker, Clayton M. Christensen, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Larkin, Bryan Brendle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
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      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      4 out of 5 stars 71

    If you listen to nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, listen to these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent for corporate America, ok for startups

    • By Shannon K. Holt on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Innovator's Dilemma

    • Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change
    • By: Clayton Christensen
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 262
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    This audiobook was created based on Clayton Christensen's landmark book The Innovator's Dilemma. This was Mr. Christensen's synopsis of his book for the Harvard Business Review. The audio tracks listed here cover the key elements of Mr. Christensen's book. This audiobook emphasizes the Idea in Brief "Does my organization have the right resources, processes, values, and team to innovate?" Then it covers the right structure for your specific type of innovation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • poor quality summary only

    • By A. C on 11-25-12

    Regular price: $2.79

    • The Innovator's Prescription

    • A Disruptive Solution for Health Care
    • By: Clayton Christensen, Jerome H. Grossman MD, Jason Hwang
    • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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    Our health care system is in critical condition. The Affordable Care Act has insured more Americans than ever, yet deductibles keep rising and costs continue to climb. Now more than ever, the industry needs a shot in the arm. It needs The Innovator's Prescription, the now-classic approach to efficient, affordable health care.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every health system people should read!

    • By Anonymous User on 04-01-18

    Regular price: $19.60

    • HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essentials

    • By: Peter Ferdinand Drucker, Clayton M. Christensen, Daniel Goleman, and others
    • Narrated by: Brad Sanders, Susan Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
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    Change is the one constant in business, and we must adapt or face obsolescence. Yet certain challenges never go away. That's what makes this book "must hear." These are the 10 seminal articles by management's most influential experts, on topics of perennial concern to ambitious managers and leaders hungry for inspiration - and ready to run with big ideas to accelerate their own and their companies' success.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • essential, but...

    • By Toco on 12-02-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition

    • How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns
    • By: Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn
    • Narrated by: Scott Pollak
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    Studies in neuroscience reveal that the way we learn doesn't always match up with the way we are taught. To stay competitive - academically, economically, and technologically - we need to apply the proven principles of disruptive innovation to our educational system. Disrupting Class will show you how.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent! A breath of hope

    • By Fabio on 01-15-18

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Innovator's Dilemma

    • When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
    • By: Clayton M. Christensen
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 970
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    Great companies can fail: not because they do anything wrong, but because they do everything right. Meeting customers' current needs leads firms to reject breakthrough innovations, "disruptive technologies", that create the products and opportunities of the future.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • See "The Innovator's Solution" Instead

    • By 3.14 on 09-10-10

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Clayton M. Christensen Reader

    • By: Clayton M. Christensen, Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 30
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    No business can afford to ignore the theory of disruptive innovation. But the nuances of Clayton Christensen's foundational thinking on the subject are often forgotten or misinterpreted. To achieve continuing growth in your business while defending against upstarts, you need to understand clearly what disruption is and how it works and how it applies to your industry and your company.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best books ever!!

    • By Manit on 07-26-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • HBR's 10 Must Reads 2017

    • The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review
    • By: Harvard Business Review, Clayton M. Christensen, Adam Grant, and others
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 60
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    A year's worth of management wisdom, all in one place. We've reviewed the ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review to keep you up to date on the most cutting-edge, influential thinking driving business today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A cornucopia of current and relevant ideas...

    • By MMH Toronto on 06-29-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Reinventing Your Business Model

    • By: Mark W. Johnson, Clayton M. Christensen, Henning Kagermann, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    One of the secrets to maintaining a thriving business � being able to recognize when it needs a fundamental change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good insights <br />

    • By Praveen on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Clayton Christensen on Disruptive Innovation

    • By: Clayton Christensen
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Original Recording
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    While most companies focus on Sustaining Innovation (making existing products better), really successful companies branch into Disruptive Innovation and create new products or make existing products available to those who don't have access to them. It seems like a win-win situation since the only competition to disruptive innovation is non-consumption.

    Regular price: $0.99

    • Seeing What's Next

    • Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change
    • By: Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony, Erik A. Roth
    • Narrated by: Joel Leffert
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
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      4 out of 5 stars 108

    Seeing What's Next is a framework for predicting industry winners and losers. Every day, individuals take action based on how they believe innovation will change industries. Yet these beliefs are largely based on guesswork and incomplete data, and can lead to costly errors in judgment. Internationally renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen and his research partners, Scott D. Anthony and Erik A. Roth, present this guide for predicting outcomes in the evolution of any industry.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Informative, but a bit dry.

    • By G on 05-12-10

    Regular price: $34.97

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