Wednesday, June 19, 2013

iDilemma

Can anyone name that search engine that was so ubiquitous before there was Google? The Google of its day, AltaVista offered access to a huge index of web sites, when it launched in December 1995. It and many of its brethren are barely remembered today. The search engine quickly grew in popularity, but its parent Digital didn't know what to do with AltaVista.

In 1997, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen coined the term “Innovator’s Dilemma” to describe the situation in which a company becomes the victim of its own success and gets toppled by new technologies. Hubspot thinks Apple is sliding down that slippery slope... Check out my comments while you're there!

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