Jul 31, 2020
Today the term "disruption" is commonly used in business to signal a wide range of disparate concepts - from new business initiatives to an individual or team pursuing seemingly innovative strategies. The concept of disruption comes from Clayton Christensen's theory of disruptive innovation, which he explored in his first book, "The Innovators Dilemma" in 1997.
On this episode of the Cohere
podcast my guest is Karen Dillon, former editor of Harvard
Business Review and a coauthor of three books with Clayton
Christensen, including the New York Times best-seller "How Will You
Measure Your Life?" All three books extended the theory of
disruptive innovation and explored various contexts in which the
theory could be a useful lens.
In our conversation, Karen shares her experiences editing both Inc. and Harvard Business Review, how she met and began collaborating with Clayton Christensen, and how she continues to carry their work forward today.