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
I found solutions to previously un answered questions. I can live a more fulfilling life and make a greater contribution to others.
So many business and success books focus just on performance, and hard, quantifiable evidence and business related performance. These books often leave out the fact or ignore the reality that people are a part of the lives of other people. This book expertly addresses both sides of success.
The book was an okay read. I heard so many good things about it and it was recommended to me by multiple people. I think I was expecting a lot more from the book then what was actually in it. The last chapter is the best and was what I thought the book would be more about. The rest was kind of boring and not very helpful.
I was quite baffled when he tried to explain that the current unemployment rate today among young adults could be attributed to us parents outsourcing more chores at home and thus not teaching our kids the true value of working hard. Is that how he would explain the great depression? I cannot recommend this book at all.
My husband and I listen together and it strengthened our relationship and family. A must read.
Insightful, motivational and honest. I listened twice and sent it to my children. Pertinent examples. Thanks for tools and skills
In fact one of the most crucial elemements of todays family life is obtaining the true balance between our personal and family lives and our careers which gets lost in this intricate maze!
Dr. Clay Christensen raises this alarm which is destroying the fabric of the modern civilizaton while providing the strategic solution to overcome this delicate and intricate balance.
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