How Will You Measure Your Life?

  • by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth
  • Narrated by Jeff Woodman
  • 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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

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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- Andy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-15-2012
  • Publisher: HarperAudio