Thursday, April 29, 2010

Disruptive Innovation.

The Tribeca Film Festival honored the great Clay Christensen today with its inaugural "lifetime achievement" award in the arena of disruptive innovation. Hardly surprising, given that Christensen literally wrote the book on the subject. The better news was that Christensen's lymphoma, after a nasty regimen of chemotherapy, appears to have been defeated (or at least forestalled from taking his life). He spoke movingly about the experience in his acceptance speech.

I'm not big on gee-whiz videos, but the intro piece to the awards ceremony gathers an impressive set of data about social networking into one short video. You can watch it here.