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Today’s episode reflects on, Clayton Christensen, who was a Harvard Business School professor and consultant. He is probably best known because of his book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, which was published in 1997 and introduced his theory of “disruptive innovation.”

Christensen died on January 23, 2020, and it reminded us of one of our favorite works of his, a 2010 article in Harvard Business Review titled, “How Will You Measure Your Life?” So, in this episode we reflect on Clayton and explore the following:

  • What does it mean to create a strategy for your life?

  • Ethics and integrity matter because people remember.

  • Choosing your metrics for success.

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Links and Other Information

More about Clayton Christensen and his work: 

“How Will You Measure Your Life?” article in Harvard Business Review: Christensen evolved this article into a book of the same name.

Ludwig, D. C., & Longenecker, C. O. (1993). The Bathsheba Syndrome: The Ethical Failure of Successful Leaders. Journal of Business Ethics, 12(4), 265-273.

EconTalk podcast:

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life, by Russ Roberts

Man’s Search for Meaning:

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