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What people are saying about The Innovator's Manifesto

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Praise for the The Innovator's Manifesto

“What makes The Innovator’s Manifesto so significant is that it is perhaps the first and in my view the most significant and successful effort yet to move the field of innovation from the intuitive stage into the world of empirical management. [Raynor] has elaborated upon particular elements of Disruption in ways that make clear when and how the theory can be applied. And he has provided frameworks for its application that will enable most any business to reap the benefits that Disruption makes possible.”
-Clayton M. Christensen
Professor, Harvard Business School and author of the bestselling books The Innovator’s DNA, The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution

“Raynor has been able to prove in a powerful manner that the concept of Disruption can – in fact – predict success and failure at an early stage. Although intuitively simple, the concept remains difficult to grasp fully. This book takes away some of the mystery and helps managers to apply it to their own new business initiatives.”
-John Bell
Head Strategy and Partnerships, Philips Corporate Technologies, Philips Research

“Disruption has been an intriguing way to think about innovation. But The Innovator’s Manifesto provides both validation for the theory of Disruption and an incisive set of tests that are a first for the field of strategy. It also offers practicing managers a way to use Disruption to shape and implement strategy. Thanks to the wide range of compelling illustrations and the practical tools provided here, innovation no longer has to be the blind ‘bet’ that it has been for so long for so many.”
-Bill Fischer
Co-author of The Idea Hunter and Professor for Technology Management & Innovation, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland

The Innovator’s Manifesto will convince you that the theory of disruptive Innovation has true predictive power. Not only does Michael Raynor prove that using Disruption dramatically improves the odds of identifying successful strategies early, he moves Christensen’s theory forward, demonstrating with new clarity and insight why disruptive innovators emerge on top so consistently. As a professional investor, The Innovator’s Dilemma was game-changing for me.”
-Whitney Johnson
President and co-Founder, Rose Park Advisors

“In this original, deeply thoughtful and compelling work, Raynor demonstrates the unique power of disruptive Strategy in identifying and fostering successful innovations. Based on a wealth of practical experience, balanced in its reasoning and bold in its prescriptions, this book will undoubtedly become invaluable for executives and investors alike.”
-Leo M. Tilman
President, L.M.Tilman & Co.; Faculty, Columbia University; author of Financial Darwinism

The Innovator’s Manifesto is brilliantly written and one of the most insightful strategy books of the last decade. Not only does it apply a rigorous scientific approach to understanding business disruptions, it also provides practical applications and suggestions for companies – and leaders – who want to remain relevant in the turbulent decade ahead. This book is a must-read for strategy professionals and practitioners alike.”
-Allen Morrison
Professor of Management Practice, INSEAD North America

“Stop paying attention to amateurs and listen to Michael Raynor! He is simply the best around on knowing the ins and outs of disruptive innovation. Put the lessons in The Innovator’s Manifesto to work today for your organization. Read it. Use it. Win with it.”
-Andy Boynton
Dean, Carroll School of Management, Boston College

Praise for other books by Michael Raynor

Praise for the The Strategy Paradox

"Raynor has taken the next giant leap forward in strategy. He demonstrates that much of what we know about creating value is true, but woefully incomplete. By widening our focus from simply the pursuit of success to include ever-present uncertainty, Raynor does more than simply alert us to the long-ignored risk/return tradeoff – he shows us how to break it."
-Jim Balsillie
Chairman and co-CEO, Research in Motion (RIM)

Praise for The Innovator's Solution

“In his 1997 The Innovator's Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen described how innovation in the hands of an upstart can roil an entire industry and doom venerable companies. Now, however, Christensen and Michael E. Raynor of Deloitte Consulting have penned a defensive strategy for the Establishment. The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth (Harvard Business School) makes a case that the big guys can defy the odds provided they offer disruptive new products of their own.”
-Business Week – "The Year's Best Business Books"

For additional information about the book or to contact the author, please e-mail InnovatorsManifesto@deloitte.com.

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