How Will You Measure Your Life?

Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 9:24 am

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How Will You Measure Your Life?

Clayton M. Christensen


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In brief


How Will You Measure Your Life offers a unique perspective on charting life's course.

How Will You Measure Your Life addresses the subject of personal development through the lens of business theory. This might sound like an odd approach, perhaps even a little wonkish, but it works. It turns out there are indeed parallels between how a business develops a strategy and how individuals develop a strategy. Similarly, understanding how companies allocate resources to achieve their purposes can go a long way toward helping individuals understand resource allocation at a personal level.

To his credit, Christensen manages to draw liberally from his academic career and business experience without sounding pedantic. On the contrary, this is a very personal book; one that suggests a framework for navigating life that is both enlightening and instructive.

Peppered throughout the book are Christensen's personal observations on faith, family and integrity. Recommended for recent grads, new families, leaders, followers and pretty much anyone else who's still trying to figure out what they want to be when they grow up.