"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."
Christensen is well-known for his groundbreaking work in the area of disruptive innovation, which he chronicled in his best-selling book, The Innovator's Dilemma.
Disruptive innovation describes a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves ‘up market’, eventually displacing established competitors.
An innovation that is disruptive allows a whole new population of consumers access to a product or service that was historically only
Professor Christensen Explains Disruptive Innovation
"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
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CNBC Book Review
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.
"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."
Amazon.com Book Review
In this groundbreaking book, Christensen puts forth a series of questions: How can I be sure that I'll find satisfaction in my career? How can I be sure that my personal relationships become enduring sources of happiness? How can I avoid compromising my integrity—and stay out of jail? Using lessons from some of the world's greatest businesses, he provides incredible insights into these challenging questions.
How Will You Measure Your Life? is full of inspiration and wisdom, and will help students, midcareer professionals, and parents alike forge their own paths to fulfillment.
Forbes Interview, May 2012