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“How Will You Measure Your Life”

By: Clayton Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon Perez
Pages: 256
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Publication Date: May 2012
Price: $25.99

Christensen is revered by many around the world as the Innovation Guru. His books, including “The Innovator’s Dilemma” (considered one of the most influential business books of all time), are best-sellers and have transformed many executives and saved countless businesses. But with this newest book, the Harvard Business School professor is offering something that just might take his loyal followers by surprise. How’s that for “disruptive innovation?”

In “How Will You Measure Your Life,” Christensen takes his readers on a journey to make the case that the path to one’s professional and personal success starts with this profound question: “How do you lead a fulfilling life?”

Through a series of questions and models that have been used successfully in the world of business, Christensen reveals how to find happiness in your life, in your relationships, and in your career through the moral decisions you make.

Much in the same vein as Steve Jobs’ epic address at Stanford’s 2005 commencement and Randy Pausch’s “The Last Lecture”, this book (which as it happens, is based on a 2010 speech Christensen gave to Harvard Business School graduates after he had survived a heart attack, advance-stage cancer, and a stroke) will inspire and cause readers to pause to answer one of life’s most pressing questions: What exactly is a well-lived life?

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