How Will You Measure your Life?

How Will You Measure your Life?

Book - 2012
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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.

Publisher: New York : Harper Business, c2012
ISBN: 9780062206190
Branch Call Number: 158.1 CHR
Characteristics: viii, 221 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Dillon, Karen
Allworth, James


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Oct 27, 2016

This is a business view of life, not in terms of profit or loss, but more in terms of ideals, ethics, integrity and brutal honesty about yourself, who you are and where you are going. Such deep moral subject matter could be dry and preachy, but Christensen and his co-authors are anything but. They explain their position in a series of theories -- simple ideas that you can use as tools to inspect and apply to your own experience. They avoid simple formulaic answers like you would find in some books and generic principles about success contained in others. This is a book that exposes the theory behind the issues below, the sources of conventional business and management wisdom and offers new ways of thinking about these important issues

Jan 16, 2013

Quick read touching on the author's experiences in how small businesses have been able to disrupt larger businesses as well as the importance of purpose and family in the grand scheme of a person's life.

Jul 07, 2012

A small book packed with a lot of insights to guide us in our personal and professional lives. For instance, the discussion of "hygiene factors" in our jobs - what they are and how they influence job satisfaction - was enlightening. Also an excellent discussion on giving our children opportunities and at what point their extracurricular activities amount to "outsourcing" our responsibility to help them achieve personal growth and independence. Loved it so much we purchased as an ebook (I read it to my husband on a long car ride). Only criticism is that I wish there was more...I'm certain this author has a lot more to say that I would be interested in.

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