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June 2007

Clayton Christensen said the iPhone will not succeed

This was one of the most shocking and provocative statements I heard at last weeks World Innovation Forum by HSM. I think I might have even gasped when I heard him say that, but he wasn’t saying it just to be provocative. What he meant was that it could be successful as a product but the problem is there were plenty of existing competitors at the high end of the market that will not be welcoming to the innovation.

Exclusive Interview with Clayton Christensen on Innovation

The opening speaker last week at the World Innovation Forum was Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor in Strategy and Innovation. In his speech Clayton discussed the principles of his two books: The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution.

May 2007

150-Person Work Teams Are Dead

In his book The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell cited the "Rule of 150." The rule states that 150 is the maximum number of individuals with whom we can have a "genuinely efficient work relationship." At that size, orders can be implemented and unruly behavior controlled on the basis of personal loyalties and direct contact.

March 2007

Innovation's New Rules

In the past companies have looked outside their organizations to find other companies to partner with for innovation. But acquisitions, alliances, joint ventures and selective outsourcing are simply too rigid and not scalable enough, to drive growth and innovation at a level that will make companies truly competitive in today’s marketplace.