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How Will You Measure Your Life? Kindle Edition
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“If you're ready to get deep, real quick, you need to read Clay Christensen's new book, How Will You Measure Your Life?, co-written with James Allworth, a consultant and Harvard MBA, and Karen Dillon, former editor of the Harvard Business Review. It mixes tested business theories and a heap of common sense. It's one of the more surprisingly powerful books of personal philosophy of the 21st century.”
“How Will You Measure Your Life? is an intriguing paradox. A self-help book that is not a self-help book, based on rigorous research but enlivened by anecdotes about the experiences of a man who is hailed as a model by his students. It neatly reverses the technique of those business bestsellers that use the lives and careers of great leaders – from Attila the Hun to General George Patton – to lay down timeless rules for corporate executives.”
“[A] highly engaging and intensely revealing work….Spiritual without being preachy, this work is especially relevant for young people embarking on their career, but also useful for anyone who wants to live a more meaningful life in accordance with their values.”
“The book encapsulates Christensen’s best advice to keep high achievers from being disrupted in their own lives….[P]rovocative but reassuring: Peter Drucker meets Mitch Albom.” Bloomberg Businessweek
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From the Back Cover
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.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B006ID0CH4
- Publisher : Harper Business (15 May 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 1219 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 236 pages
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Christensen was prompted to write this book after seeing many colleagues from his University career go on to achieve 'success' - great jobs in consultancies and big companies, lots of money, big houses etc. - but then ending up totally miserable, suicidal or in jail. In his later role as teacher Christensen wanted to ensure his students didn't go through the same mistakes so he began trying to collate the thought processes that had kept him from the unfortunate road his colleagues had taken. Every year he worked with students to refine the lessons, discuss and expand them, and the result is this book.
It really does make you think. I reiterate that although the lessons involved seem so simple they are so powerful, so rational, so applicable, you won't regret buying this.
The biggest disappointment in this book is when I read that part where he and his wife decided that they would indoctrinate their children into their own religion (though obviously he didn't use the work "indoctrinate"). I must admit that my respect for him diminished at that point. Still, as I said - there's still some useful content in there.
I also felt he told us what we were going to learn too often, rather than just coming out with it in the first place.