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The Innovator's Dilemna - NoSQL vs MySQL

I was inspired to reread The Innovator’s Dilemna after watching a video interview in which MySQL co-founder David Axmark was asked:

What would you do differently if you were doing MySQL from the beginning again?

His answer is in the presentation below. It’s as if he has The Innovator’s Dilemna written on his forehead.

This presentation was delivered in a 5 minute lightning talk at What do you know?. Thanks to John Allsopp and Maxine Sherrin for putting on events that allow the Melbourne tech community to share and develop ideas.


Clayton Christensen, 2011, The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business.

James Allworth, HBR Blog, 2011-10-24, Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator’s Dilemma.