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How Will You Measure Your Life? Audiobook

How Will You Measure Your Life?

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Russell Comstock El Cajon, CA, US 02-24-16
    Russell Comstock El Cajon, CA, US 02-24-16 Member Since 2002
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    "great for young business people or parents. "

    couldn't put it down. something I'll read again. wished I had reread it years ago.

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    @Hugo_Alvarado 02-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A book to read several times"

    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.

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    Wayne L. Beck 01-14-16
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    "Principles of Meaning 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.

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    Max 01-05-16
    Max 01-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Read by a Great Man"

    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.

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    Shaunak Sontakke Mumbai, India 12-20-15
    Shaunak Sontakke Mumbai, India 12-20-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Exceptional life lessons"

    Truly touching life experience Les shared which has helped me to clear many blockers in my life

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    Dr. Dwight Romriell POCATELLO, IDAHO, US 08-03-15
    Dr. Dwight Romriell POCATELLO, IDAHO, US 08-03-15
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    "Great book"

    I found solutions to previously un answered questions. I can live a more fulfilling life and make a greater contribution to others.

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    Nathan Hanamaikai 06-26-15
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    "Rethinking success"

    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.

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    Steve Poulsbo, WA, United States 02-19-13
    Steve Poulsbo, WA, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Excellent work - perhaps his capstone."
    Where does How Will You Measure Your Life? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The lessons on how to attempt to integrate a high performance professional life with a high quality personal life.


    What does Jeff Woodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Like driving with cruise control, he got me through the parts when I would have taken my foot off the gas.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The realization that this book could only have been written after a life of reflection and consideration.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish I read it when I was a young father - although my daughter turned out wonderful anyway!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L. Layton 01-21-13
    L. Layton 01-21-13
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    "Great insights into human nature"
    What made the experience of listening to How Will You Measure Your Life? the most enjoyable?

    Ideas were shared that caused me to re-evaluate my approach to working with people.


    What does Jeff Woodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Jeff read it as though he was the one who researched the concepts.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ChristaJeanne Orem, UT 01-21-13
    ChristaJeanne Orem, UT 01-21-13

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    "A Must-Read for Life Planning"
    If you could sum up How Will You Measure Your Life? in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing insight for planning a life that will count at its end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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."


    What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

    Woodman was a wonderful narrator - clear and easy to listen to.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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