Conference on Innovation in Communications Next Wednesday

Conference on Innovation in Communications Next Wednesday

March 5, 2005

Next week I have the opportunity to speak at a press conference in WDC featuring Clayton Christenson, the current guru of innovation and author of a string of books on the subject. The clip below from Reuter’s Daybook has the details.

9:30 a.m. – (COMMUNICATION) DISCUSSION – Harvard Business School professor, Clayton Christensen, participates in a discussion on change and innovation in communications and impact on the industry’s future. Clayton Christensen, Robert and Jane Cizik, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School; John Rutledge, chairman of Rutledge Capital and Rutledge Institute for Capital; and Connie Murray, a commissioner at Missouri Public Service Commission, participate.
Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW
Contact: 202-380-0620

I have been reading Clayton’s books in preparation for the meeting, and while I don’t expect them to replace the Holy Bible or the McKinsey Report in total sales, they are books I think you should read. Clayton’s current book is titled Seeing What’s Next has a lot of material on the technology and telecommunications ssectors. Two previous books, The Innovator’s Dilemma, and The Innovator’s Solution, serve up the same ideas. (Read the new one.) I will post reviews of all three books on the John’s Bookshelf page of the Rutledge Capital website in the next few days.

A special treat for me is I get to work on the panel with Connie Murray. Connie serves as a Commissioner on the Missouri Public Service Commission, and is one of the finest thinkers on the subject I have met in the industry. And a very nice person to boot. Hope to see you there.

John

John Rutledge

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