Book Highlights: The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen

Book Highlights: The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen

A little over six months ago I heard Clay Christensen speak at one of HubSpot’s BizTalks.  The ideas and research that he presented were eye opening in quite a few ways.  The concept of the innovator’s dilemma was something that I had understood at an uncanny fundamental level for what feels like forever, but I wasn’t sure why. Check out The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail The power of the innovator’s dilemma revolves around the problems that sometimes occur when perfectly smart and able businesses making rational decisions in the pursuit of future growth and profits.  Sometimes this same rational and the right sort of innovation comes along which ultimately undercuts them and lets a smaller,...

My Latest Hobby – Investing in the Stock Market

Some of you might know that I’ve picked up a pretty serious hobby over the last 6-9 months.  I’ve become absolutely fascinated by the stock market.  I’ve always been the type of person who can’t just beat a video game but has to dominate it and playing the stock market has always been something that I’ve just never had much success with until recently.  I’ve actually made various plays in the stock market since 1999 and the middle of that crazy tech bubble.  Maybe one day I’ll tell you about the most expensive mistake I ever made about Apple. Anyway with some extra money in savings and some bonus money that I acquired last year I wanted to do something besides letting it sit in a savings account making minimal interest.  Well I haven’t had a...