In 2010, world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life. He used examples from his own experiences to explain how high achievers can all too often fall into traps that lead to unhappiness.
The speech was memorable not only because it was deeply revealing but also because it came at a time of intense personal reflection: Christensen had just overcome the same type of cancer that had taken his father's life. As Christensen struggled with the disease, the question "How do you measure your life?" became more urgent and poignant, and he began to share his insights more widely with family, friends, and students.
In this groundbreaking book, Christensen puts forth a series of questions: How can I be sure that I'll find satisfaction in my career? How can I be sure that my personal relationships become enduring sources of happiness? How can I avoid compromising my integrity - and stay out of jail? Using lessons from some of the world's greatest businesses, he provides incredible insights into these challenging questions.
How Will You Measure Your Life? is full of inspiration and wisdom, and will help students, midcareer professionals, and parents alike forge their own paths to fulfillment.
©2012 Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
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.
It was an easy book to listen, entertaining and full of ideas you can apply to make your life better. Short book that get to the point.
Make me smile and changed the view of life.
To think about the path we are taking in our lives and have some ideas about how to ask ourselves if we are doing what we really want to do. Good analogies with business language and models.
Takes his business theories and tries to map them to life. Interesting but lacked direction. Overall this audio is short with a few good ideas that will make you think.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Very enterteinment and usefull insight.
How will you meassure your life?
It's a great book. Really makes you think what is important in life.
parallel comparison between professional career and personal life (accomplishments)
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