In moving into online education, Harvard Business School discovered that it isn’t so easy to practice what it teaches.
Intriguing, with twists. One of the best articles we've read in a while that has, as its background, what's on-the-gound-happening at the leading edge.
“Harvard is going to make a lot of money,” Mr. Ulrich predicted. “They will sell a lot of seats at those courses. But those seats are very carefully designed to be off to the side. It’s designed to be not at all threatening to what they’re doing at the core of the business school.”
Exactly, warned Professor Christensen, who said he was not consulted about the project. “What they’re doing is, in my language, a sustaining innovation,” akin to Kodak introducing better film, circa 2005. “It’s not truly disruptive.”