How Will You Measure Your Life? - Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth & Karen Dillon

How Will You Measure Your Life?

By Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth & Karen Dillon

  • Release Date: 2012-05-15
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 281 Ratings

Description

From the world’s leading thinker on innovation and New York Times bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen, comes an unconventional book of inspiration and wisdom for achieving a fulfilling life. Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma, notably the only business book that Apple’s Steve Jobs said “deeply influenced” him, is widely recognized as one of the most significant business books ever published. Now, in the tradition of Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture and Anna Quindlen’s A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Christensen’s How Will You Measure Your Life is with a book of lucid observations and penetrating insights designed to help any reader—student or teacher, mid-career professional or retiree, parent or child—forge their own paths to fulfillment.

Reviews

  • Good Read

    3
    By Cowhorseking
    A friend and co-worker encouraged me to read this because we are both at critical points early on in our careers that require important decisions for us and our families. This book really helped him in his decision making process regarding grad school. I found it helpful but would not put it on the same level as 7 Habits, As a Man Thinketh, or The Law. Dr. Christiansen's life experiences are inspiring and I definitely see how this could be influential for many people. His parallels between management theories and life are well thought out. Worth the read.
  • Dare to try

    5
    By Dr Orbital
    This book could change your life.
  • Practical and valuable

    5
    By Chuckie88
    Offers valuable insight into improving the quality of one's life through the application of business management theories. It's very practical and provides meaningful insight.
  • Business related

    1
    By Batman357
    Anecdotal business stories with limited life application. C-.
  • How You Will Measure Your Life

    3
    By Mr Ins
    A nice message that can be applied immediately. Nothing exceptional, but a good quick read. A question that anyone with a religious background should ask of themselves, and seek the answer in the bible.
  • Good principals to ground your thinking and focus

    4
    By avpb@sarasota
    Good set of principals to help focus your thinking in both business and personal matters.
  • Life more important than business

    4
    By jeffcspears
    We spend most of our energy on promoting our career and our business. This book gives great perspective to how we can use the same strategies that we use in our business to create a robust life for ourselves and for our children.
  • How will you measure your Life?

    5
    By Shahid Iqbal
    One of the the best books I ever read. Thank you.
  • An amazingly readable, structured framework for life decisions

    5
    By the_deej
    In short: Christensen's academic work is best-in-class because its relevance transcends industries, business sizes, and even borders. Here, Professor Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon have shown that his theories also transcend the traditional boundaries expected from business (and even self-help) literature. It's an academic, personal, and spiritual tour that can't help but organize and transform the way you live your life. In writing this book, the co-authors faced several significant challenges: First, to take a message so powerfully delivered and passionate (I was lucky to be one of those in attendance for his talk to the graduating class of 2010) and successfully transcribe the intense emotions therein into the written medium. Second, to capture the essence and the totality of Christensen's accomplishments in a way that does them justice, while at the same time enabling the reader to replace his superhuman feats with their own decisions and struggles, (try as I might, I'll never be the center for Oxford's basketball team...). Finally, to distill a rigorous and structured academic framework for making decisions about one's life into an accessible, influential, and actionable message for the masses, (try as I might, I'll never be a Rhodes Scholar...). The ultimate challenge was to craft a message interweaving Christensen's life, teachings, philosophy, and accomplishments into one unified, understandable, and teachable narrative - and this book delivers. I highly recommend!
  • An Education of a Lifetime in this Book

    5
    By John Oldham
    I have spent a lifetime reading so many books of this type, but no book has touched me and resonated with me as much as this book has. Each chapter starts off as a business lesson that is later applied to your personal life. There are so many useful examples that it is too hard here to do justice to them all without writing a book in this review. I plan purchase three more copies, one for each one of my children so they too as young adults can be exposed to this wonderful book. Many of the ideas contained in this book should be taught in our schools and I believe the impact would be profound.