How will you measure your life? | Book Review
What’s it all about?
A book aimed squarely at prompting you to stop and think hard about your life and your purpose. This isn’t a business book per se, but it is written by a business academic and considering how entwined the lives of founders become with their companies, it’s worth taking time to consider if the way you’re living is truly making you happy and the best person you could be. This book doesn’t aim to give you all of life’s answers, but rather provide you with the tools and ways of thinking to answer them for yourself. I was given this book as a parting gift at the end of my time on the New Entrepreneurs Foundation course. The kind of introspective that this book invokes is something all entrepreneurs should keep at the forefront of their minds, alongside well known concerns such as lean methods, customer development and resilience etc.
Who wrote it?
Clayton M Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon – Clayton Christensen previously co-founded four companies and is now an author and professor at Harvard Business School. James Allworth is a Harvard Business School alumni and previous employee of Booz & Company and Apple. Karen Dillon is a previous editor of the Harvard Business review.
Putting down the business books, and taking some time to assess your priorities and what will truly make you happy and successful in life. Good reading for traveling or the bedtime wind-down.
Long read / easy read?
Medium length at around 220 pages, but not necessarily a quick or easy read. I found it quite time consuming because of the quite heavy and at times philosophical subjects it tackles.
Check it out: How Will You Measure Your Life?