a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: Disruption in Business… and Life

Marc Andreessen and Clayton Christensen

Posted March 3, 2016

It’s not incompetence, but competence, that causes companies to be disrupted. That applies to big companies and small, as well as people too. Or so argue Clayton Christensen and Marc Andreessen in this podcast, based on a conversation at Startup Grind (moderated by Derek Anderson) between the a16z co-founder and Harvard Business School professor Christensen — aka the “father of disruption theory” (also known to his wife as “the Jewish mother of business”).

This podcast shares everything from their views on managing innovation in companies like Apple, Google, and Twitter (including how to apply the jobs-to-be-done framework there); what the abundance of capital means for innovation; and how to truly measure success and strike work-life balance.