“Just as kids await the next Harry Potter installment, so do business leaders look for Clayton M. Christensen's next offering.”-Inc. Magazine
The business book of the year-a long-awaited lesson in innovation from the legendary Harvard Business School professor…
With his blockbuster bestseller The Innovator's Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen created the classic model for...more
1. Few reforms have address the root cause of students' inability to learn. And most attempts have not been guided by an understanding of the root reasons for why the system functions as it does or how to predictably introduce innovation into it. Without this guidance, we've been destined to struggle. This also means, however, that we now have an ...more
It has been said that there is no perfect Pasta Sauce.... For years the companies that produce past sauce had been trying to perfect the single perfect pasta sauce through extensive research and taste testings, and to then market it accordingly. Of course, we not realize that there are, in fact, three! Regular, Spicy, and Extra Chunky. A full third of t ...more
“Innovative chartered schools should be attempts to match school types to fit students’ circu ...more
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I got the clear impression that these authors were outsiders to the culture and complexity of schools and educational theory. So it's great to have their theory applied to the problem, but a little shaky in the details. For example, they say that " ...more
The very real value of this useful and, at times, pleasantly surprising book comes from the way the authors apply their expertise in innovation to the field of education. By approaching public education’s crisis with new eyes – and conceptualizing education as a product or service like any other – Clayton M. Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma), Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson provide insights that escape the tired loops of argument th ...more
"Online learning is a technological core that can take education into a higher market"
“In higher ed, there wasn't disruption until now because colleges moving up emulated those above. Online learning changes this."
“What's going on in the low end of education today (online learning) is tomorrow's (system of) education."
"If you're trying to deploy a new technology in the ...more
I couldn't get my head around a real review in the moment last night after finishing the book, so ...more
While the book focuses on the US education system, there are many parallels with education systems worldwide - at least those with reasonable device and Internet access at home and school and relatively high level of family education.
Some of the hypothesis seems speculative or slightly weakly constructed in places, but there is no doubt that all the scenarios ...more
Let's begin with some positives, because I am inclined to agree with most of what the author advances. Different students have different needs. Another way to phrase "needs" is with deficiencies. Every student is deficient in a different way, and thus will require a different strategy to correct those deficiencies. The author doesn't use these terms - I'm using them to illustrate how the author is cor ...more
I was inspired to write a longer review for Amazon as I th ...more
Here is the thing, that Christensen only somewhat touches on. Having a child that is allowed to learn on an individual level, and in the way that ...more
The summary of what schools need to work on is perfect.
The author believes that the computers that fill the schools have not been utilized beyond word processing. Unless high schools do something different I believe he is correct.
The author speaks of sustaining innovation and disruptive innovation and noncomsumables and a large number of failed business ventures and how this realtes to schools not embracing the possiblities of technology and why.
The aut ...more