Clayton Christensen died on January 23rd. Much has been said and written about his management theories – notably Disruptive Innovation, explained in the Innovators Dilemma. You’ll find some of his most popular articles – here.
One piece he wrote which had a significant impact on me personally was – How will you measure your life? In this article, Prof Christensen share’s his views on important concepts – Allocation Choices, Clarity of Purpose, Investing time in Relationships, Creating a Culture – Intentionally, Marginal Costs, Humility and Choosing the right Yardstick, to measure our lives. Here’s how he closed out the article.
“Don’t worry about the level of individual prominence you have achieved; worry about the individuals you have helped become better people. This is my final recommendation: Think about the metric by which your life will be judged, and make a resolution to live every day so that in the end, your life will be judged a success”.
RIP Prof Christensen – Thank You & Well Done.