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 only wish this book had come out when I was just getting out of college.
The performance was solid but nothing great. That said I am by no means a Audible power user so my opinion in this does not have the weighted experience.
This book challenge what success usually means and what really should means to everyone of us. A book to be read several times to remember what is most important in life.
The book is written for business students, helping them to find purpose and integrity in their careers while also finding satisfaction in their personal and spiritual lives.
I recommend the book for anyone in any vocation. The principles are sound and universally applicable.
I loved this listen. I have heard Clayton Christensen live at an LDS fireside and the book was just as good but more goodies in there. May we all seek to find our purpose in life and live up to it.
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.
Enjoyable and inspiring book! The experience and insight Clayton Christensen offers to anyone wanting to balance personal life and work is nothing less than profound.
A different narrator
I borrowed a hard copy of this book but thought listening would be more convenient. Big mistake. I couldn't even get through the prologue because the narrator is mind numbing.
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