One of the nicer things about having Matt Christensen as a Blue Devil was learning more about his late father, Clayton.
A Harvard professor, the elder Christensen disseminated a theory of disruption that truly addressed business in the modern era.
For a quick and too simple example, he proposed that electric cars were more likely to evoke from a golf cart company than Ford, GM or Chrysler because those companies were locked into ideas and systems they could not easily escape.
He was close: Tesla was a startup and deliberately kept a distance from the car industry as it began to develop its own ideas and culture.
He became a real force in American business thinking and we thought, for a change of pace, that it would be cool to link to a video lecture where he explains his theory. It’s been challenged naturally but has anyone improved on it? Not that we’re aware of.