Its a tough read, the principles are important to understand.

I recently read an interesting critique of the book which basically says that while the innovator's dilemma presents a roadmap to find market opportunities for startups, it was actually written as a guidance book for large corporation CEO's.

So the book is great for MBA students and people in the corporate world, but it may be misinterpreted as a startup book, but it actually is not intended as such.

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While I do agree that this was not written for startups, I have a different view. It shows the difficulty that corporates face which, in turn, is where opportunities for startups lie.

As per Sun Tzu, "Terrain is a key factor in war. If you know the terrain, your victory will be complete" and "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."

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