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The Clayton Christensen Institute enables leaders to radically improve entire sectors through rigorous research and community empowerment. Using Disruptive Innovation and other theories developed by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, we develop a clearer understanding of how the world works so we can create purposeful progress in our world. Where traditional solutions to seemingly intractable challenges fall short, teaching theories and conducting applied research can bridge chasms between current realities and societal progress.

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How can the US move from a child welfare system to a child well-being system?

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What conditions are needed to enable new school models in K-12 education?

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Will AI disrupt human connection?

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What does sustainable funding for market-creating innovations look like?

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Here’s one of our most recent, provocative perspectives on current issues. Be sure to check out our resource library for more content!

  • AI and Disruptive Innovation

    • Christensen Institute
    • FormatJuly 15, 2024
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