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HOW WILL YOU MEASURE YOUR LIFE?
By; Clayton Christensen
The question the title approaches is amusing itself because it is an actual question that people ask too many of times. Only because it is human to be soul searching, to find purpose and to know the where, how, what, why and when. In this case the question is ‘how’ and Clayton Christensen along with the assistance of James Allworth and Karen Dillon does an amazing job in answering the question with theories and ideas that not only can work but applies so well to the individual that it is quite inspiring. Everything this book I believe centers on finding happiness and finding happiness is a pursuit that each individual yearns for. However, the definition of happiness can be different with each individual and sometimes there needs to be a specific definition for the term. Christensen applies the importance of paying attention to the smaller things. Something that he pointed out was his assistance in helping Andy Grove who had inquiries of him and wanted to know what he can do within his business to be successful. The author teaches the difference between telling someone what to think and teaching that someone how to think. This is exactly what he did with Grove by teaching him principles that was applicable to him through showing him the way and how to get there and at the end, launched the Celeron processor and made a great difference in the world of computers.
It is sad to think of how many of his classmates that either had broken and painful relationships, or were in jail and were just utterly unhappy but seemed to have been so successful and happy at their school reunions. Other form recognizing the small things that matter most, it is important to know where your priorities lay and how you can find happiness in achieving them. Many are too focused on finding one grand idea that will bring…...

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