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8 Overall

9 Applicability

7 Innovation

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In a time characterized by instant meals, instant messages and instant gratification, it might seem odd to ask if you’re making instant choices you could come to regret. Yet that’s what innovative business experts Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon want you to explore. Their sobering, enlightening analysis applies causal business theory not just to improve your the prospects for a business, but also your personal and professional life. They explain why causation matters more than correlation, and they deftly show how to use the “if-then” principle in work and life. Christensen concludes this extraordinary book – quite a departure from his seminal writing on innovation – with a personal account of his challenges in practicing its principles. getAbstract warmly recommends this tightly-written, thoughtful guide to making better life choices.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to use an “if-then” model to help you find a fulfilling career, create satisfying relationships and live a moral life; and
  • How to achieve purposeful goals.

About the Authors

Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen wrote The Innovator’s Dilemma. James Allworth is a fellow at the Forum for Growth and Innovation. Karen Dillon edited the Harvard Business Review and American Lawyer.



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    Troy McGee 5 years ago
    If you love both your work and your family then I recommend this book.
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    Erika Koopman 6 years ago
    I recommend this book. Great read.

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