Disruption debunked

Jill Lepore has a thought-provoking article challenging the thinking behind the Innovators Dilemma. She questions the glibness with which people champion disruptive innovation.

I like a bit of contrarian thinking, and this scratches a familiar itch I feel about many conversations about innovation.┬áLepore seems to argue that case studies about breakthrough innovation are ignoring some longer term things that don’t change so much.

We often think of continuity and change as opposites, each to be confronted or challenged or (unconsciously) denied.

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