Author(s): Clayton M. Christensen
In the spring of 2010, Harvard Business School's graduating class asked HBS professor Clay Christensen to address them--but not on how to apply his principles and thinking to their post-HBS careers. The students wanted to know how to apply his wisdom to their personal lives. He shared with them a set of guidelines that have helped him find meaning in his own life, which led to this now-classic article. Although Christensen's thinking is rooted in his deep religious faith, these are strategies anyone can use.
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Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. In addition to authoring a number of highly influential Harvard Business Review articles, he is the author of eight critically acclaimed books, including the bestsellers The Innovator's Dilemma, The Innovator's Solution, How Will You Measure Your Life?, and Disrupting Class. Christensen is the cofounder of Innosight, a management consultancy; Rose Park Advisors, an investment firm; and the Innosight Institute, a nonprofit think tank. He has twice topped the global Thinkers50 list, in 2011 and 2013. Author social media/website info: claytonchristensen.com