How Will You Measure Your Life?

How Will You Measure Your Life? Summary

From the world’s leading thinker on innovation and New York Times bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen, comes an unconventional book of inspiration and wisdom for achieving a fulfilling life. Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma, notably the only business book that Apple’s Steve Jobs said “deeply influenced” him, is widely recognized as one of the most significant business books ever published. Now, in the tradition of Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture and Anna Quindlen’s A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Christensen’s How Will You Measure Your Life is with a book of lucid observations and penetrating insights designed to help any reader—student or teacher, mid-career professional or retiree, parent or child—forge their own paths to fulfillment.

Book Reviews


A life-changing book5 star

This book has had a profound impact on my life. The ideas behind finding a job that’s rewarding, being happy in family life and staying away from serious failure have been super helpful for me.55

T Finau

Thanks5 star

I absolutely love this book. So much wisdom and knowledge from these honorable authors. I feel inspired and uplifted to live a purposeful life.55


Good Read3 star

A friend and co-worker encouraged me to read this because we are both at critical points early on in our careers that require important decisions for us and our families. This book really helped him in his decision making process regarding grad school. I found it helpful but would not put it on the same level as 7 Habits, As a Man Thinketh, or The Law. Dr. Christiansen's life experiences are inspiring and I definitely see how this could be influential for many people. His parallels between management theories and life are well thought out. Worth the read.35

Dr Orbital

Dare to try5 star

This book could change your life.55


Practical and valuable5 star

Offers valuable insight into improving the quality of one's life through the application of business management theories. It's very practical and provides meaningful insight.55


Business related1 star

Anecdotal business stories with limited life application. C-.15

Mr Ins

How You Will Measure Your Life3 star

A nice message that can be applied immediately. Nothing exceptional, but a good quick read. A question that anyone with a religious background should ask of themselves, and seek the answer in the bible.35


Good principals to ground your thinking and focus4 star

Good set of principals to help focus your thinking in both business and personal matters.45


Life more important than business4 star

We spend most of our energy on promoting our career and our business. This book gives great perspective to how we can use the same strategies that we use in our business to create a robust life for ourselves and for our children.45

Shahid Iqbal

How will you measure your Life?5 star

One of the the best books I ever read. Thank you.55

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