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Clayton Magleby Christensen

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Death: January 23, 2020 (67)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Magleby Christensen and Verda Mae Christensen
Husband of Private
Father of Private; Private; Private; Private and Private
Brother of Milton Chester Christensen; Elliott Christensen; Maribeth Christensen; Spencer Christensen; Bradley Christensen and 2 others

Occupation: Professor at Harvard Business School
Managed by: Alex Bickle
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About Clayton Christensen

Clayton Magleby Christensen (April 6, 1952 – January 23, 2020) was an American academic and business consultant who developed the theory of "disruptive innovation", which has been called the most influential business idea of the early 21st century. Christensen introduced "disruption" in his 1997 book The Innovator's Dilemma, and it led The Economist to term him "the most influential management thinker of his time." He served as the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School (HBS), and was also a leader and writer in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). One of the founders of the Jobs to Be Done development methodology.

Christensen was also a co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, a venture capital firm, and Innosight, a management consulting and investment firm specializing in innovation.

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Clayton Christensen's Timeline

April 6, 1952
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
January 23, 2020
Age 67
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States