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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 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.

    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.

    ©2012 Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    • William
    • 05/06/2015

    Does not actually explain how to measure you're life

    Most of this book is about explaining traditional business management and applying it to family management. Only the last chapter talks about measuring your life, and it's mostly applicable to christians, particularly white male managers with christian families from middle to upper class backgrounds. The author does not seem to have had a very challenging life, having had tremendous advantages, and also seems unaware of his privilege, instead attributing his success to his management techniques and religious beliefs.

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    • Benjamin W.
    • 27/01/2014

    Common Sense, yet inspiring and eye-opening

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    Clayton Christensen is THE guy when it comes to innovative thinking. He was the most influential management expert in 2011. THIS is the book that perhaps has defined his path. The nuggets of gold within this text are both earth-shatteringly simplistic and amazingly insightful. You will not leave this book without at least ten excellent ways to improve what you're doing on a daily basis. It's not a self help book, it's an introspective tome with huge insight.

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    • Jessica
    • 03/06/2013

    Must Read!

    Cliche title, I know. But it couldn't be more true. Everyone should read How You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen. A fascinating and unique approach to self-help. For extremely logical people, like me, I connected with it on so many levels! And learned something about business theory as well!

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    • Jessica Smith
    • 03/06/2013

    Must Read!

    Cliche title, I know. But it couldn't be more true. Everyone should read How You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen. A fascinating and unique approach to self-help. For extremely logical people, like me, I connected with it on so many levels! And learned something about business theory as well!

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    • Andy
    • 20/05/2012

    sadly, a flawed strategy

    Clay Christensen, a leading business thinker of our time, missed the boat here, by a wide margin. After a terrific intro, the book ends up being a summary of Christensen's business research with instructions on how folks can use it to help them chart a course in life. Weaved throughout are bits of Christensen's memoir. I think the failure here was publishing a book that was part business, part self-help and part memoir. Separately, the three would be terrific. Combined, it just doesn't work.

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    • Russ Comstock
    • 24/02/2016

    great for young business people or parents.

    couldn't put it down. something I'll read again. wished I had reread it years ago.

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    • J. Frank
    • 27/10/2012

    Christensen is a role model in all aspects of life

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Christensen is awesome! He is a great teacher, author, speaker, husband, father, and man of God. I have a strong appreciation for how he weaves his professional and personal life together into a powerful call to action. Read or listen to his other books, too!

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    • Chucky Boy
    • 11/06/2012

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    Would you listen to How Will You Measure Your Life? again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this book again. For those who are wondering about work/life balance and are interested in the case study method, this is an excellent book. Professor Christensen does a great job of communicating his class into book form.

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    • Pavol
    • 11/06/2012

    Clayton's General Theory of Life

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    Clay Christensen's work culminates in generalization of the principals he first described in his book The Innovator's Solution. This time his focus moves from disruptive business models to the application of the "Job to be done" theory on a personal level. Narration is illustrated with some of the same business case studies used in his previous books, but is tied back to the personal level by stories and experiences from Clay's own life.

    I have always admired the motto: "There's nothing more practical then a good theory." This book certainly delivers an excellent lens to look at your life and gives you good grip to steer it where you want to. Highly recommended!

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    • Juan Jose Perez
    • 27/01/2015

    Excellent and insightful!

    This book didn't amazing job of combining examples from the business world to the deep situations and concerns of our lives. These business model examples provided a very clear way to see strategies for improving career, relationships, and parenting.

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    • Felix
    • 14/08/2016

    Excellent, insightful, intuitive, practical

    Phenomenal book that provides a framework, a manifesto, a general theory on how to live a fulfilling life. Had this book on my reading list for at least 2 years, but was - like so often - put off by the title. Yet, after reading "How Will You Measure Your Life?" I can say that the book more than delivered on the promises implied by its title.

    The book is great on so many levels. It provides hands on theory that is applicable to everyday life. The theory is based on a mix of business theory and the personal life experience of a professor and father. Overall I felt the book was incredibly authentic and honest. I consider it among the best books on career advice, although it is not necessarily classified as such and has a much broader scope. If you are interested in "big picture" career advice other outstanding books which supplement this work are "Grit" by Duckworth and "So Good They Can't Ignore You" by C. Newport.

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    • Alysha
    • 03/05/2020

    Amazing

    I usually don’t write any reviews - this is my first. But this book is truly amazing! Can’t recommend it enough! Especially the second half really spoke to me.

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    • Kindle-Kunde
    • 19/08/2022

    Very worth listening & reflecting our own purpose

    This book helps finding the right questions to put one's purpose in the center of our doing. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 21/05/2022

    outstanding

    Reasonable short, intuitive and very practical. I really would‘ve liked Mr. Christensen as a speaker, his voice would be just perfect for the job.
    Thank you for all the insights and lessons.
    Chapeau!

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    • keycap
    • 13/11/2021

    God?

    Very disappointing ending when the author starts to talk about the religion, god, pray etc. It weakens the power of persuasion the author tries to build along the book.

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    • Hanna Grandel
    • 03/10/2020

    okayish, but too mainstream and few ideas

    I enjoyed the overall story, but yet it does not give enough advice on how to do better on an individual level