Clayton Christensen's Top Book Recommendations


Want to know what books Clayton Christensen recommends on their reading list? We've researched interviews, social media posts, podcasts, and articles to build a comprehensive list of Clayton Christensen's favorite book recommendations of all time.

In The Growth OS, startup guru David Kidder and the Bionic Team reveal their blueprint for helping companies recapture their growth skills--by funding a portfolio of startups and monitoring their progress to encourage entrepreneurship within companies.

When David Kidder was invited to speak at GE's annual leadership conference in 2012, he yelled down to chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, "How many $50 million companies did you launch last year?" The answer was zero. But Immelt, rather than being angry or offended at the interruption, candidly said to his teams, "That was...

Clayton ChristensenOnce a big company makes the decision to grow, it has to learn how. New to Big presents a unique roadmap for big companies looking to spark powerful growth engines from within. (Source)

Kate JohnsonNew to Big is a great how-to book for change leaders seeking to drive scalable, profitable growth in big companies, reminding us how to use deep questioning, masterful listening, and a learning culture to discover the ‘commercial truth’! (Source)

Adam GrantBig companies are normally where creativity goes to die. But David Kidder has spent his impressive career proving that it doesn’t have to be that way. This is the long-awaited playbook for figuring out how to turn your bureaucracy into an innovation machine. Whether you’re down in the trenches or up in the C-suite, it’s full of smart ideas that are immediately actionable and immensely useful. (Source)

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