Sound far-fetched? Clayton Christensen’s argument is based on a premise familiar to successful entrepreneurs.
Similar to the prediction made by Futurist Thomas Frey in 2013, many colleges will soon struggle to survive.
If you’ve ever used the word disruption to refer to innovations that create new markets and displace long-established companies and products, you might have Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen and his best-selling book The Innovator’s Dilemma to thank.
More recently, Christensen has predicted traditional colleges and universities are ripe for disruption, arguing online education will undermine their business models (because education is, ultimately, a business) to such a degree that many won’t survive.