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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Business (May 7 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062102419
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062102416
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rodge TOP 50 REVIEWER on Sept. 18 2012
Format: Paperback
Christensen deploys a lot of learning in this book, similar to how other books might approach the subject. The secret ingredient here, though, is wisdom. The book isn't breezy, is not difficult to read although not necessarily entertaining, and deploys illustration and example in a way that certainly matches the level of any business writer. Christensen sees to the heart of things here, examining what it takes to have a fulfilling career (hint: not money), fulfilling family life, and how to live up to your values. Christensen is a Christian, but boils down his life principles in such a way that they are accessible to anyone, using the help of 2 cowriters who do not share his faith to achieve this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on July 12 2012
Format: Hardcover
"But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth." -- Exodus 9:16 (NKJV)

For those without faith in God, choosing and adhering to a life's purpose can be challenging. Highly talented people in business will find "How Will You Measure Your Life?" to be a helpful secular guide to selecting a life's purpose, finding happiness in a career, and enjoying happy relationships with family and friends. Professor Christensen and coauthors James Allworth and Karen Dillon draw heavily on business theories and examples to show the principles that can lead toward or away from accomplishment, satisfaction, and fulfillment. Professor Christensen generously sprinkles in examples from his personal experiences to make it easier to understand the theories and principles.

The material grew out of Professor Christensen's habit of using his last class of each course to explore these fundamental questions. In 2010, after he contracted a challenging cancer, he was invited to speak on the same subject to the whole graduating class at Harvard Business School.

Even if you don't apply all of the lessons to your personal life, your business results should be helped by appreciating the business theories and stories in the book as they relate to:

1. Why theory can be more helpful than looking for best practices in areas where all performance is poor.
2. Find meaningful work.
3. Optimal strategy should combine planning and being open to serendipity.
4. To understand your strategy, focus on your behavior, rather than what you say you do.
5. Your family and friends need your involvement all the time, not just when you want to give it.
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By Faisal Siddiqi on Jan. 4 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful book to read. It helps put goals in life into perspective and the examples Clayton Christensen gives based on his experiences help reinforce the points he is making. It was also interesting how he took various business management truths and applied them to running a person's life.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By g-squizz on May 15 2012
Format: Hardcover
I loved this book. One of those books you wish you had read when you were 30. Really a must read.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lorne Kelly on Oct. 23 2012
Format: Hardcover
I was expecting a book that would help the reader evaluate which lifestyle choices are likely to add value to his or her life.

Instead this book preaches that life is all about career, faith, and procreation.

There is no acknowledgement that different individuals are likely to be energized by a different experiences, and certainly no help in trying to find what works for you.

The book cites very little research and is generally just anecdotes and opinions from a group of people who have never set foot outside the boardroom and never really experienced life.

If you are not sure what kind of life you wish to lead, you would do better to spend a few hours wandering the blogisphere.
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