The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovation
Innovative capabilities are not innate, argues Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen and INSEAD Professor Hal Gregersen and their co-author in The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators. Anyone can master disruptive innovation by developing five skills:
1. Associating: Drawing connections among questions, problems, or ideas from unrelated fields.
2. Questioning: Posing queries that challenge common wisdom.
3. Observing: Scrutinizing the behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors to identify new ways of doing things.
4. Experimenting: Constructing interactive experiences and provoking unorthodox responses to see what insights emerge.
5. Networking: Mixing with people who have different ideas and perspectives.