How Will You Measure Your Life?

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By Clayton M. Christensen

10 min
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The key to happiness is not necessarily achieving business success, but maintaining a good work-life balance and cultivating strong personal relationships. Applying the same theories that allow people to be successful in business will also help people be successful in their personal lives. They must have a clearly defined strategy for success, pursue careers that motivate and interest them, and invest their resources equally in personal and professional goals. Individuals should invest just as much time in developing a strong relationship with their spouse, educating their children, and creating a culture of strong family values as they do pursue their career goals. Individuals must always act with integrity and never compromise on their values.

About the Author

James Allworth is the head of innovation for Cloudflare, an advisor to Peloton Technology, and the host of the Exponent podcast. His previous writings have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg, Business Insider, and Reuters. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Karen Dillon is an author, journalist, and keynote speaker. She is the contributing editor to the Harvard Business Review and serves as the editorial director of BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors. Formerly, she served as the deputy editor of Inc magazine and was the editor and publisher of American Lawyer and Legal Business. She holds a degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Clayton M. Christensen was an academic, business consultant, and author. He co-founded the venture capital firm Rose Park Advisors, and the management consulting firm Innosight. He served as the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and was a former Rhodes Scholar.
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