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I didn’t know Clayton Christensen and I hadn’t read any of his writings. He was a Harvard professor best known for writing The Innovator’s Dilemma. He died on January 23, 2020 at age 67.

I recently read his seminal article, published in the Harvard Business Review, called How Will You Measure Your Life? It deals with a subject I often think about.

The article was inspired by his students who asked him to explain how they could apply his principles of “disruption innovation” to their personal lives.

His insights are so profound I wanted to share them with you, although I encourage you to read the original article in its entirety.