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Savvy Saturday June 3, 2017

“Leaders often believe their organization is capable of doing anything. In reality, organizations often fail because they force new innovations through their existing resources, processes, and profit formula.”

Clayton Christensen – Disruptive Strategy, Harvard.

I am 50% through this course with Christensen and I was thrilled to study this section of the course talking about how organizations should plan and choose what they say YES and NO to.  This theory is central to my management style (things should be simple but no simpler) and my usual contribution when executives are planning projects and future actions. – EMC

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Savvy Saturday May 27, 2017

“Customers rarely make buying decisions around what the “average” customer in their category may do—but they often buy things because they find themselves with a problem they would like to solve.”

…from the Christensen Institute.

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Savvy Saturday August 2nd, 2014

“resisting the temptation whose logic was “In this extenuating circumstance, just this once, it’s OK” has proven to be one of the most important decisions of my life. Why? My life has been one unending stream of extenuating circumstances. Had I crossed the line that one time, I would have done it over and over in the years that followed.

The lesson I learned from this is that it’s easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold to them 98% of the time. If you give in to “just this once,” based on a marginal cost analysis, as some of my former classmates have done, you’ll regret where you end up. You’ve got to define for yourself what you stand for and draw the line in a safe place.”

Clayton M. Christensen

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