Saturday, March 16, 2013

How will I measure my life?

Cross-posted from my Google+ account.

People who value influential business theories almost by definition value what Prof. Clayton Christensen has to say.  Ever heard of "disruptive innovation"?  The man essentially invented the theory:

In short, the take away from his message (and I strongly suggest investing the whole 19 minutes and 31 seconds) is essentially that, as finite human beings, we often want to achieve profitability here and now, yet that's frequently how great companies fall - they fail to plan long term.  See Lucent, Xerox (re: GUI), AOL, IBM (as a computer maker), etc.  Next, he points out that, as finite humans, we necessarily measure success in aggregate terms (profitability, ROI, how many people someone manages, his "net worth," etc.), yet God, who knows and comprehends all things, measures success in individual terms.  Thus, how we interact with and impact individuals will matter most to God and, consequently (if we accept God as perfectly good), ourselves.

Prof. Christensen's theory is in perfect harmony with what the religious leaders, prophets and apostles, of his church, +The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  (or have declared for generations (since Adam, really):

"No other success can compensate for failure in the home" and "the most important . . . work that you will ever do will be the work you do within the walls of your own home."

1 comment:

Fletch said...

I'm becoming a bit of a TED fan. Thanks for sharing.