The Jewish Innovator's Dilemma

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Daniel Libenson

President | The Institute for the Next Jewish Future

What can disruptive innovation in a technological market offer Jewish life? Using the history of digital photography as an example, Daniel Libenson explores how the disruption of technological innovation create... See more


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What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, including Intel, Southern New Hampshire University, and

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The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

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Daniel  Libenson, 

President | The Institute for the Next Jewish Future

Daniel Libenson is the founder and president of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future (INJF), as well as the director of jU Chicago, which is an INJF lab. His extensive background in Jewish communal innovation includes six years as Executive Director of the University of Chicago Hillel and three years as Director of New Initiatives at Harvard Hillel. Libenson attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude, was an articles editor of the Harvard Law Review, and assisted Professor Alan Dershowitz in criminal defense work and on book projects, including The Vanishing American Jew. In addition, Libenson spent five years as a law professor after clerking for Judge Michael Boudin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Libenson was named an AVI CHAI Fellow in 2009 and is also a recipient of the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence award, Hillel International's highest professional honor. In 2010, he was named a Jewish Chicagoan of the Year by Chicago Jewish News.