“About 40 minutes into the interview with Clay Christensen that Asymco‘s Horace Dediu posted Wednesday on his Critical Path podcast, Dediu brings the conversation around to Apple,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“Christensen, who was Dediu’s mentor at Harvard Business School, is best known as the author of The Innovator’s Dilemma — a book that ‘deeply influenced’ Steve Jobs, according to his biographer,” P.E.D. reports. “It describes how great companies that seem to be doing all the right things — listening to their customers, increasing productivity, using technology to steadily improve their products — almost invariably get overtaken by new, less profitable technologies that for very good business reasons the established leaders don’t pursue until it’s too late.”
P.E.D. reports, “Christensen, it turns out, has two concerns about Apple: 1. That it’s too much like Sony under Akia Morita… [and] 2.That Apple’s integrated product lines are vulnerable to newcomers.”
More info and link to Deidu’s Critical Path podcast, in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]