Disruptive Innovation

I’ve really enjoyed reading Clayton Christensen’s books on disruptive innovation, especially “Disrupting Class” in which he explored the forces that may well bring big changes in the field of education;

Clayton Christensen – Disrupting Class

What is key to understand is that disruption doesn’t happen to bad companies or systems particularly. Rather, it’s a product of the fact that there are built in reasons why success breeds a mindset and a tendency to look only at incrementalism and ‘safe’ innovation. Major changes/ innovations aren’t seen as a big threat – until it’s too late.

I’ve recently come across this great short animated video that explains the concept really well:

12 Manage – Video – Disruptive Innovation
(Click on the link to open the page and view the video)

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