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 liked the overall message of this book. I appreciated the "rise & fall" business stories and comparisons. The explanation of theories in the book were enlightening as well as the religious references.
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.
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.
couldn't put it down. something I'll read again. wished I had reread it years ago.
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