Thursday, June 19, 2014

How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton M. Christensen

How Will You Measure Your Life?How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I like the message of this book. While it specifically deals with ethical and personal life decisions of business executives, it is really advocating for a specific approach to decision making. Take a well-founded, research based theory from the business world and apply it to your personal life. As with any type of extrapolation, there are bound to be errors in this, but it is such a better strategy than most people employ. I like the examples used by Christensen, both for their depth and readability.

From a critical standpoint, I do feel that the book took a little while to get going, and would have liked to see the introduction to the "theory of using theories" addressed more quickly so we could jump in the examples, but once I got past the first few chapters the pace was fine.

I recommend this book to anyone questioning what value they are giving and/or getting in their current career, as this book will help you focus in on the questions that might help you prioritize choices in your career and in your life.