Signaling a new era in its quest to identify innovative solutions to
society’s most challenging problems, Innosight Institute announced it
will now be the Clayton
Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Co-founded in 2007
by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, the
nonpartisan think tank now more appropriately recognizes the architect
of disruptive innovation and its association with his powerful research.
“This is an exciting time in the Institute’s history,” said Ann
Christensen, president of the Christensen Institute. “Through these
changes, we’re helping people better understand our work and mission.
We're also honoring and building upon Clayton Christensen’s legacy and
the vital work he’s done in providing a new lens through which to look
for solutions to the most pressing problems facing us today. “
As part of its name change, the Institute has introduced a new
website and other touch points aligned with its new identity,
Facebook: Clayton Christensen Institute
LinkedIn: Clayton Christensen Institute
By applying theories of disruptive innovation, the Institute has helped
the health care and education sectors create a common language to frame
critical issues, understand why those problems are occurring, and
support leaders and organizations in identifying courses of action to
enable change. The Institute continues to make inroads among
policymakers and other influential stakeholders in both fields.
Clayton Christensen coined the term disruptive innovation in his
research on the disk-drive industry in the 1990s, and published his
breakthrough book on the topic, The
Innovator’s Dilemma, in 1997. Since then, he has published
several books, including two that are at the foundation of the
Institute's work: Disrupting
Class, which he wrote with Michael Horn and Curtis Johnson, and The
Innovator’s Prescription, which he wrote with Dr. Jason Hwang
and Dr. Jerome Grossman.
“From the beginning, the Institute has stayed true to its purpose,” said
Clayton Christensen. “This is because it has been guided by good theory.
Good theories don’t change. They are beacons to which we can look for
solutions and try to change the world in a positive way.”
To experience the Institute’s new look, and to learn more about its
groundbreaking work in health care and education, visit www.ChristensenInstitute.org
The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation is a
nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world
through disruptive innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard
Professor Clayton M. Christensen, the Institute offers a unique
framework for understanding many of society’s most pressing problems.
Its mission is ambitious but clear: work to shape and elevate the
conversation surrounding these issues through rigorous research and
public outreach. With an initial focus on education and health care, the
Christensen Institute is redefining the way policymakers, community
leaders and innovators address the problems of our day by distilling and
promoting the transformational power of disruptive innovation.