How Will You Measure Your Life?

How Will You Measure Your Life?

Paperback | May 15, 2012

byClayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, Karen Dillon

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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 personalrelationships 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.

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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 of...

CLAYTON M. CHRISTENSENis the Kim B. Clark Professor at Harvard Business School, the author of seven books, a five-time recipient of the McKinsey Award forHarvard Business Review's best article, and the cofounder of four companies, including the innovation consulting firm Innosight. In 2011 he was named the world's most influential busi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062206192

ISBN - 13:9780062206190

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A literary masterpiece A truly influential book that makes one promptly reflect into their own professional and personal lives. Tested theories of the business world so vividly applied to the family world. And all brought together to provide a measure of ones life. How do you measure your life anyway?
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Much More than the HBR Article I first read the arcticle by Cristensen in Reader's Digest and was fascinated by topic. At that time I was in a crossroad of my life. The article helped alot. Because the article is so powerful, it let me wondering if there is anything more in the book. That is why I waited long enough to read the book. And, the answer is yes, there is so much more in this book than the article. One of thing that surprises me greatly is that I actually learn a lot from the business analogy about business. My educational background is engineering, so I guess I do have some gap in my business knowledge. This book want to teach us on how to have a happy and meaningful life. It does not give us answers, rather it gives us a framework on how to make a happy and meaningful life. I think this book is a must read for every person.
Date published: 2013-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read! Definitely one of the best books I've read all season. A must read. Highly recommended!
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