Publisher’s Weekly Review

Posted on March 15th, by James in Press & Reviews. 1 Comment

The Publisher’s Weekly has just posted a review of How Will You Measure Your Life?:

Based on a 2010 speech to the Harvard Business School graduating class, innovation expert and HBS professor Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma) tackles the question of how to live a happy, meaningful, purpose-filled life. Even before his stroke and cancer diagnosis, Christensen routinely questioned his students not just about their career ambitions but about what they hoped for their lives.

He extends that conversation in this highly engaging and intensely revealing work, distilling lessons learned from studying businesses over the course of a multidecade academic career and spinning them into deeply personal wisdom. He draws on examples from companies like Intel, Disney, and Iridium to illustrate how we can align our actions, time, and resources with our priorities, manage relationships, and even improve parenting. He interweaves personal stories into these lessons, including his early, never realized desire to be the editor of the Wall Street Journal, being fired from a CEO job, his passion for teaching, and his own parenting experiences.

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.

Read the full review over at The Publisher’s Weekly.

One Response to “Publisher’s Weekly Review”

  1. Ali Masoudi says:

    I am a great believer in theories and thoughts of Prof. Christensen. As a graduate student in Industrial Eng. at one of the top schools in Asia (in South Korea), I am following his ideas in order for coming up with fresh and unprecedented notions to rub a business. I have read his paper with the same title, and I do remember when I gave a copy of that paper to the prof. of Innovation course in the school, he is so interested in his works as well, the prof. was impressed with the seminal paper. I am impatiently waiting until I can prepare the book from market. Needless to say, I am quite sure that I will get extremely useful advices for my future career as well as my life by him through this amazing book.

    Best of luck :)

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