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The Disruptive Voice explores the theories of disruptive innovation across a broad set of industries and circumstances with academics, researchers, and practitioners who have been inspired and taught by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen, the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration and one of the world’s top experts on growth and innovation. 


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BSSE = Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise, Professor Clayton M. Christensen's signature course at the Harvard Business School and a breeding ground for many of the ideas shared in this podcast.

Jun 30, 2016

Nothing like using a trick question to rile up five theory experts who have strong opinions about Uber, the latest Silicon Valley company to have its name verb-ified to describe most any entrepreneurial venture in the on-demand economy.

In this episode, we revisit Professor Clayton M. Christensen’s December 2015...


Jun 29, 2016

Laura E. Day (MBA 2009) spent one year (2014–2015) at the Forum for Growth and Innovation studying the consumer robotics industry through the lens of the jobs-to-be-done theory and upon leaving the Forum became cofounder of smart device company Moti. In this episode of the Disruptive Voice, Laura uses her favorite...


Jun 28, 2016

The World Bank was founded in 1944 to facilitate post-war Reconstruction and today has grown to encompass five affiliated institutions dedicated to eradicating poverty worldwide. In this episode of the Disruptive Voice, senior researcher Efosa Ojomo uses the theories of BSSE to describe how the very same structures...


Jun 27, 2016

Founded in 1988, BlackRock (BLK) has grown from being a provider of fixed income investment products into the preeminent global asset manager that it is today. Unlike its major competitors, BlackRock insisted on being an integrated platform and employed an acquisition strategy that we would call LBM (leverage my...


Jun 25, 2016

“It’s a funny feeling to find yourself talking about JP Morgan and calling them 'low-end', but such is the nature of disruptive innovation: as a theory of competition, the labels it employs are relative, not absolute. In the credit card industry, American Express is the undisputed incumbent, leaving JP Morgan to...