Harvard historian Jill Lepore has written a scathing takedown of Clayton Christensen’s unfalsifiable “disruptive innovation” theory. (Why are business school professors so taken by empty buzzwords and trendy catch phrases?) Prof. Christensen responds to Lepore’s essay in this interview. Note the final question and answer:
Last question: You keep referring to Lepore by her first name. Do you know her?
Professor Christensen: I’ve never met her in my life.