I love listening and reading books about mindset, entreprenuership, management, leadership, self improvement, and empowerment.
No I would not recommend it unless you own a company, I was expecting the book to be more about strategies to help work out how I want to measure my life.
Nope, nothing of value to me
Actionable techniques to evaluate your decisions, goals, and direction in life.
Presented in an academic tone, but with relatable stories and anecdotes.
I got so much out of this book that I immediately recommended it to my family, a handful of close friends, and I may re-read it!
Clay Christensen is a wise and thoughtful man. And this application of business principles to career and life is an interesting and provocative idea. In essence, Professor Christensen argues that we should live a life of purpose, plan our careers as we would a business strategy, and then be ready to adapt to the unexpected.
In some cases, I found myself distracted by some of the differences between a business strategy and a life strategy. Yet, I think part of the value added here is putting life and career planning into terms that senior executives find comfortable and familiar.
The reading is nice, though I sometimes found my mind wandering. Not sure if that's me, the reading, or the content. But it was a great use of time, with advice I intend to follow (but, like most people, probably won't!).
Yes. I think this book has some tried and true principles that one must listen to multiple times to apply.
There are many ideas from this book that I will remember. The idea that stuck out to me the most was Christensen's resource theory, the idea that we have a limited amount of time and money to dedicate to our priorities. I was startled to see the disconnect between my where I spend my resources and what I believe are my priorities.
This book is a thought-provoking weave of HBR cases with personal situations and theory from 'The' disruptive innovator: Clayton Christensen. Would highly recommend to anyone, especially those early on in their work/life journey. The book not only made me re-think about how I should allocate my most precious resource of time, but also made me re-evaluate how I measured and thought about my definition of life success.
Engaging, well-written and innovative... a must read.
The audio format allowed me to listen while working out. There were a few areas where I would have like to have re-read, so maybe this book would be a good one to have on both audio and tablet or book format.
The lessons on how to attempt to integrate a high performance professional life with a high quality personal life.
Like driving with cruise control, he got me through the parts when I would have taken my foot off the gas.
The realization that this book could only have been written after a life of reflection and consideration.
Wish I read it when I was a young father - although my daughter turned out wonderful anyway!
Ideas were shared that caused me to re-evaluate my approach to working with people.
Jeff read it as though he was the one who researched the concepts.
Amazing insight for planning a life that will count at its end.
Christensen and his coauthors do a fabulous job of applying business models and theories to mapping out one's personal life. It's brilliantly put together - I listened on a road trip and furiously jotted down notes every time I stopped. I'm planning to put in practice many of the strategies they outline for wisely planning out a life that will be rich in what matters most instead of looking at climbing the corporate ladder as "success."
Woodman was a wonderful narrator - clear and easy to listen to.