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HBS Spotlight series – What job are students hiring HBS for?


Clay Christensen - Is he what students are hiring HBS for?

Clay Christensen – Is he what students are hiring HBS for?

In my first months in school, now a bit more than a year ago, I had the opportunity to attend a talk from Clay Christensen at HBS (see him in action on another topic in a TEDx-talk HERE). He is considered one of the star professors at HBS and one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth. One of his messages that really stuck with me, is that when you are selling a product, a service or yourself to customers, other business and friends and family, you have to ask yourself the following question: “What is the job this product would be hired to do?” Or, on a personal level, “What is the job my wife/husband hired me to do?”

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