“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
Praise for The Innovator’s Dilemma:
"Addresses a tough problem that most successful companies will face eventually. It's lucid, analytical-and scary."
Dr. Andrew S. Grove, Chairman, Intel Corporation
"The Innovator's Dilemma is absolutely brilliant. Clayton Christensen provides an insightful analysis of changing technology and its importance to a company's future success. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in business or entrepreneurship."
Michael R. Bloomberg, CEO and Founder, Bloomberg Financial Markets
Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. In addition to his most recent book, How Will You Measure Your Life, he is the author of seven critically-acclaimed books, including several New York Times bestsellers ― The Innovator's Dilemma, The Innovator's Solution and most recently, Disrupting Class. Christensen is the co-founder of Innosight, a management consultancy; Rose Park Advisors, an investment firm; and the Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank. In 2011, he was named the world’s most influential business thinker by Thinkers50.
A native of Australia, James Allworth is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar, and the Australian National University. He writes regularly for the Harvard Business Review. He has previously worked at Booz & Company, and Apple.
Karen Dillon was Editor of the Harvard Business Review until 2011. She previously served as deputy editor of Inc magazine and was editor and publisher of the critically-acclaimed American Lawyer magazine. She is a graduate of Cornell University and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. In 2011, she was named by Ashoka as one of the world’s most influential and inspiring women.
This book really helps the reader to think beyond the rush of day to day life and have a centred think about what matters to them.Published 1 month ago by Simon Thornton
great book for thought! it is about how to think not what to do a la 5 step process self help booksPublished 2 months ago by RN
The book provides a systematic framework to approaching balance of life (work, family, friends, integrity etc). Read morePublished 7 months ago by Theodore K
Excellent read especially for young people who are in university or just starting new careers.Published 9 months ago by Deaconess
Everyone should read this book!
One of the greatest business strategists and teachers of all time manages to explain all concepts clearly, chapter by chapter,... Read more
I wish I had read this book twenty years ago but it did not exist then. There is a lot of wisdom contained within the pages. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Charlie
Better and way more useful than a typical self-help book. Less up-itself than a typical business book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Roderick Banner