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Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen is one of the rising stars of the New Economy. Futurist George Gilder, who organized a conference last summer around Christensen's ideas, has called him "the most important business thinker in the world today." Christensen's best-selling 1997 book, The Innovator's Dilemma, broke new ground in explaining why big, successful companies can be toppled by upstarts with innovative products. Christensen calls these cutting-edge outfits that rise from obscurity "disruptive technology" companies. Think online bookseller Amazon.com or Cisco Systems, whose routers and switches became the plumbing of the Internet.
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