Wednesday, January 29, 2020

We Lost a Great Groundbreaker: Clayton Christensen

The guru of 'disruptive innovation' – Clayton Christensen – died at 67 on January 23, 2020.  We lost another great groundbreaker.  We were a huge fan of Professor Christensen, read all his books, and found him super intelligent, credible and practical.  Here's one of his insightful comments as he approached his own death:
“I know I’ve had substantial impact,” he wrote. “But as I’ve confronted this disease [complications of leukemia], it’s been interesting to see how unimportant that impact is on me now. I’ve concluded that the metric by which God will assess my life isn’t dollars but the individual people whose lives I’ve touched.
“Don’t worry about the level of individual prominence you have achieved,” he continued; “worry about the individuals you have helped become better people.”  
We will miss Professor Christensen.  He will leave a legacy of hope, love and giving to others.  May he RIP.  Read The New York Times obituary.

Added 1/29/20 – worth a long read.

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