How do you lead a fulfilling life? That profound question animates this book of inspiration and insight from world-class business strategist and bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton Christensen.After beating a heart attack, advanced-stage cancer and a stroke in three... read more
“People often think that the best way to predict the future is by collecting as much data as possible before making a decision. But this is like driving a car looking only at the rearview mirror—because data is only available about the past.”
“Too many of us who start down the path of compromise will never make it back.”
“The only way a strategy can get implemented is if we dedicate resources to it. Good intentions are not enough—you’re not implementing the strategy that you intend if you don’t spend your time, your money, and your talent in a way that is consistent with your intentions.”
“without theory, we're at sea without a sextant. If we can't see beyond what's close by, we're relying on chance -- on the currents of life -- to guide us. Good theory helps people steer to good decisions”
Just Because You Have Feathers
Section I: Finding Happiness in Your Career
What Makes Us Tick
The Balance of Calculation and Serendipity
Your Strategy Is Not What You Say It Is
Section II: Finding Happiness in Your Relationships
The Ticking Clock
What Job Did You Hire That Milkshake For?
Sailing Your Kids on Theseus's Ship
The Schools of Experience
The Invisible Hand Inside Your Family
Section III: Staying Out of Jail
Just This Once...
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