In Capturing the UpsideClaton Christensen talks about his theory of disruptive innovation. The talk is hosted on IT Conversations and was given at the Open Source Business Conference in 2004. It gives a very good overview of his theory to the average listener. Christensen is the author of The Innovators Dilemma where he lays out his theory about how established companies are displaced by startups with inferior technology.
I’ve read The Innovators Dilemma. Most casual readers will probably put it down because it isn’t easy reading. However it is exremely well thought out and very interesting. If someone is interested I’d recommend they listen to the free talk first before investing the book.
IT Toolbox has links to slides that go along with the presentation.