The Innovator’s Solution:
Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth


September 1, 2003

By: Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor

The Innovator’s Dilemma exposed the crushing paradox behind the failure of many industry leaders: by placing too much focus on pleasing their most profitable customers, these firms actually paved the way for their own demise by ignoring the disruptive technologies that aggressively evolved to displace them. In The Innovator’s Solution,  companies may learn how to become disruptors themselves.

Innovation is more predictable than most managers have come to believe. Citing in-depth research and theories tested in hundreds of companies across many industries, readers will learn the processes that create successful innovation, as well as how to tailor their strategies to the changing circumstances of a dynamic world.


Clayton Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and is the architect of Disruptive Innovation. Clay was named the World’s Most Influential Business Management Thinker in 2011 and 2013.