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Clayton Christensen
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Christensen at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2013
Born (1952-04-06)April 6, 1952
Died January 23, 2020(2020-01-23) (aged 67)
Alma mater Brigham Young University (B.A.)
University of Oxford (M.Phil.)
Harvard University (MBA, DBA)
Known for "Disruption" and "disruptive innovation" concepts, The Innovator's Dilemma

Clayton Magleby Christensen (April 6, 1952 – January 23, 2020) was an American academic, businessman, and religious leader. He was the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School of Harvard University. He was best known for his theory of "disruptive innovation". His best known work is the 1997 book The Innovator's Dilemma.

Christensen was also a co-founder of Rose Park Advisors.

Christensen died on January 23, 2020 from leukemia treatment-related problems in Boston at the age of 67.

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