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92. Education, Isolationism and Power of Clayton Christensen’s Market Creating Innovations | Karen Dillon

Karen Dillon - HBR Editor

Karen Dillon (@kardillon) is the former editor of Harvard Business Review magazine and co-author of the three books with Clayton Christensen, including the forthcoming The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty and bestsellers Competing Against Luck: the Story of Innovation and Customer Choice and How Will You Measure Your Life?  She is also the author of The Harvard Business Review Guide to Office Politics.

Karen previously served as deputy editor of Inc magazine and was editor and publisher of the critically-acclaimed American Lawyer magazine and London-based Legal Business and was named by Ashoka as one of the world’s most influential and inspiring women. She is currently a contributing editor to Harvard Business Review and Editorial Director of BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors.

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • How innovation and entrepreneurship both alleviate and income inequality and abject poverty
  • The three types of innovation and how they impact our economy and world
  • Why we’re not living in a new age of robber barons
  • The reason Karen thinks today’s top tech giants will ultimately be disrupted
  • How to combat the growing education crisis
  • The dangers of increasing isolationism and why sometimes it is actually beneficial.
  • Why individuals need to be thinking about their goals and futures now more than ever
  • What’s the real future of publishing and media
  • Why Karen thinks we’ll all be working more, not less, in 20 years time



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