Friday, November 02, 2012

10 years from now, how will you measure your life's investment?

"It's actually really important that you succeed at what you're succeeding at, but that isn't going to be the measure of your life."

Too often, we measure success in life against the progress we make in our careers. But how can we ensure we're not straying from our values as humans along the way? Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and world-renowned innovation guru, examines the daily decisions that define our lives and encourages all of us to think about what is truly important.

“Typically, the way you calculate profitability, investments that pay off tomorrow go to the bottom line and are much more tangible than investments that pay off 10 years from now,” he says, before noting that this pursuit of short-term achievement distorts the lives of people as well as companies.

Read more in Christensen's latest book, and on the website

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