I purchased this book largely based on the authors other quality contributions to HBR. The content was enjoyable though I feel it's short length could be made even shorter given a lot of what felt like filler. There were some pearls of advice though and salient examples of applying theories to case studies (business and personal).
That said I felt the majority of the examples were too far towards the common sense end of the advice spectrum. Common sense is of course important but I felt it could have been delivered in a more robust or engaging manner. This is likely influenced by my high expectations though.
Overall I don't regret the purchase. If you're looking for something light and interesting with a few examples of how thinking traps apply to business or personal life (ie short term vs long term focus, active vs passive culture) then it'd worth a listen.
This book provides insights on not only how to run a successful business, but to succeed in life as an individual and as a member of a family. Christensen seamlessly weaves the business world and our personal lives together. As a business owner and a mother, I found the knowledge contained in this book to be incredibly valuable. I would recommend it to anyone, especially young people embarking on adulthood and their professional lives.
Christensen uses good real world examples. He teaches clearly and in a way I find very easy to understand. This book contains great metrics to measure one's life.
I expected a deep, personal journal, but got more business lessons summarized from some of his other books. The life measure was really saved for the final chapter. Still, I'm a fan of Mr Christiansen and found the book valuable and thoughtful.
The message is very deep and meaningful. For ayone that wants to learn about purpose.
Beginning and final two chapters about likeness, purpose and metrics were most meaningful. Personal experiences and businesses cases support the principles very well. A very good book that I will recommend to others.
Well written and narrated book. Plenty of eye opening perspectives from family and business relationships. I think everyone should read this book. No matter where you live, what's your background or education.