How Will You Measure Your Life?

Clayton Christensen, who recently passed away, was one of the most influential thinkers in innovation management, known for his theory of «disruptive innovation». In a speech to graduates of the Harvard Business School, transcribed here, he applies his priciples not to businesses, not to individual careers, but personal lives. Very insightful. A key quote: «If you study the root causes of business disasters, over and over you’ll find this predisposition toward endeavors that offer immediate gratification. If you look at personal lives through that lens, you’ll see the same stunning and sobering pattern: people allocating fewer and fewer resources to the things they would have once said mattered most.»

From Weekly Filet #288, in May 2020.

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