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Clayton Christensen

Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Regarded as one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth, Professor Christensen is the best-selling author of eleven books and several hundred articles, including the New York Times best-selling, How Will You Measure Your Life? A biannual poll of thousands of executives, consultants and business school professors in 2011 and again in 2013 named Christensen as the most influential business thinker in the world. He has founded a number of successful companies and organizations that use his theories in various ways, including Innosight, a consulting firm helping companies create new growth businesses; Rose Park Advisors, a firm that identifies and invests in disruptive companies; and The Christensen Institute, a non-profit think tank whose mission is to apply his theories to vexing societal problems such as healthcare, education, and economic growth. Christensen currently serves as the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

Professional highlights include:

  • The Innovator’s Dilemma named one of the six most important books about business ever written by The Economist magazine
  • 2015 Edison Achievement Award recipient for significant and lasting contributions to innovation
  • M.Phil. in applied econometrics and Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University
  • MBA and a DBA from the Harvard Business School

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