Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. In addition to his most recent book, How Will You Measure Your Life, he is the author of seven critically-acclaimed books, including several New York Times bestsellers - The Innovator's Dilemma, The Innovator's Solution and most recently, Disrupting Class. Christensen is the co-founder of Innosight, a management consultancy; Rose Park Advisors, an investment firm; and the Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank. In 2011, he was named the world's most influential business thinker by Thinkers50.
A native of Australia, James Allworth is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar, and the Australian National University. He writes regularly for the Harvard Business Review. He has previously worked at Booz & Company, and Apple.
Karen Dillon was Editor of the Harvard Business Review until 2011. She previously served as deputy editor of Inc magazine and was editor and publisher of the critically-acclaimed American Lawyer magazine. She is a graduate of Cornell University and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. In 2011, she was named by Ashoka as one of the world's most influential and inspiring women.
"If you're ready to get deep, real quick, you need to read Clay
Christensen's new book, How Will You Measure Your Life?, co-written
with James Allworth, a consultant and Harvard MBA, and Karen
Dillon, former editor of the Harvard Business Review. It mixes
tested business theories and a heap of common sense. It's one of
the more surprisingly powerful books of personal philosophy of the
"How Will You Measure Your Life? is an intriguing paradox. A
self-help book that is not a self-help book, based on rigorous
research but enlivened by anecdotes about the experiences of a man
who is hailed as a model by his students. It neatly reverses the
technique of those business bestsellers that use the lives and
careers of great leaders - from Attila the Hun to General George
Patton - to lay down timeless rules for corporate executives."
"[A] highly engaging and intensely revealing work....Spiritual
without being preachy, this work is especially relevant for young
people embarking on their career, but also useful for anyone who
wants to live a more meaningful life in accordance with their
"The book encapsulates Christensen's best advice to keep high achievers from being disrupted in their own lives....[P]rovocative but reassuring: Peter Drucker meets Mitch Albom." Bloomberg Businessweek
Praise for The Innovator's Dilemma:
"Addresses a tough problem that most successful companies will
face eventually. It's lucid, analytical-and scary."
Dr. Andrew S. Grove, Chairman, Intel Corporation
"The Innovator's Dilemma is absolutely brilliant. Clayton
Christensen provides an insightful analysis of changing technology
and its importance to a company's future success. I highly
recommend this book for anyone interested in business or
Michael R. Bloomberg, CEO and Founder, Bloomberg Financial Markets