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How Will You Measure Your Life?

How Will You Measure Your Life?

Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon

Summarized June 2012


SKU: 6121

ISBN: 0062102419

Price: $12.50

Available Formats: pdf mp3 ipad audiobook

Summary Description

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. 

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 he began to share his insights more widely with family, friends, and students.

Now, in this groundbreaking summary of How Will You Measure Your Life?, 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.

Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and the author of seven critically-acclaimed books, including The Innovator's Dilemma, The Innovator's Solution and most recently, Disrupting Class.  In 2011, he was named the world's most influential business thinker by Thinkers50.

Allworth is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, and worked previously at Booz & Company, and Apple Inc.  And, Dillon was Editor of the Harvard Business Review until 2011. 

Our summary of How Will You Measure Your Life? is full of inspiration and wisdom, and will help you to forge your own path to fulfillment.

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