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MySQL and Sun

Jan 18, 2008, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Walli)

"Christensen is the first to point out in his presentations that what he originally called 'disruptive technology' in The Innovator's Dilemma was later observed to be a 'disruptive business model' by Andy Grove during a presentation at Intel. (The book had already gone to print, and so we now have loads of technology companies running around thinking their technology is more important than their business models.)

"Christensen models demonstrate that a disruptive business model generally begins with an inexpensive 'inferior' technology offered at a lower price in a different margin business model that enables customers either to do something they've never been able to do or to avoid the expensive control point..."

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