Jobs to Be Done

Jobs to Be Done

A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation

by Stephen Wunker, Jessica Wattman, David Farber

  • Why read?

    Successful innovation doesn’t begin with a brainstorming session — it starts with the customer. So in an age of unlimited data, why do more than 50% of new products fail to meet expectations? The truth is that we need to stop asking customers what they want, and start examining what they need.

    First popularized by Clayton Christensen, the Jobs to be Done theory argues that people purchase products and services to solve a specific problem. They’re not buying ice cream, for example, but celebration, bonding, and indulgence.

    224 pages, 2016

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    Product Management Startup Leadership Business Marketing

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