Taking a slightly different approach than other World Innovation Forum bloggers, I’ve distilled the second 90 minutes with Clayton Christensen down into these Top 10 Insights (primarily about health care and education):
- Disruption drives things towards convenience and accessibility
- Clayton Christensen believes that the key to healthcare is pushing care farther from the center towards nurses and users and local devices
- There is a tension between people’s different learning styles and the need for standardization
- When Clayton Christensen writes a book, he draws a diagram. Then he writes a chapter to describe the diagram. That’s how his brain works.
- Clayton Christensen believes that over time teachers will become tutors and all instruction will eventually go online
- Schools struggle to keep kids engaged because the kids are looking to feel successful and to have fun with their friends
- Instead of telling Andy Grove of Intel what to think, Clayton Christensen told him how to think – and then Andy Grove could draw his own conclusion
- We tend to frame problems incorrectly, often lack a common language to discuss the problem, and usually don’t take time for re-education before proceeding to try and solve it
- The tyranny of delivering the numbers tends to make great innovation ideas homeless
- We should build cheap, limited electric cars aimed at teenagers – parents don’t want teens going far or fast
Finally, I’d like to end with a quote I heard recently from an unknown origin:
“Minds on the margin are not marginal minds”
What do you think?
Braden Kelley (@innovate on Twitter)