"It's actually really important that you succeed at what you're succeeding at, but that isn't going to be the measure of your life."
CNBC called it one of the most anticipated business books of 2012. How Will You Measure Your Life? the latest book by management guru and Harvard professor, Clay Christensen appears to be living up to its billing. For those who do not have the time to read the book or just want to get a jump start, I prepared a Clay Christensen Primer today. Hope you find it useful...
accessible to consumers with a lot of money or a lot of skill. Characteristics of disruptive businesses, at least in their initial stages, can include: lower gross margins, smaller target markets, and simpler products and services that may not appear as attractive as existing solutions when compared against traditional performance metrics. Source: ClayChristensen.com
"No one graduates from the Harvard Business School planning to screw the world and end up in jail but a scary number of them actully do." ~ Clay Christensen
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? Source: CNBC
"The reason successful companies fail is they invest in things that provide the most immediate and tangible evidence of achievement. And the reason they have such a short time horizon is that they are run by people like you and I."
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking that created them." ~ Albert Einstein
A highly talented business strategist (and all around good guy) by the name of Gary Klaben brought this article to my attention today. As is often the case with visionary thinkers, Hall and Johnson's article will probably make a lot more sense to a lot more people today than when it was written in 2009...
When Should a Process Be Art, Not Science?
by Joseph M. Hall and M. Eric Johnson
Harvard Business Review, March 2009
RAMBLE ON, the name of my SLOG was inspired by the Led Zeppelin song with the same name. It also describes the content, which reflects my very random observations about life, work and my endless pursuit of the sublime. See tag list below...
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"When you realize how little you know, you have become a philosopher."
~ Socrates ~