Clayton Christensen

clayton christensenClayton Christensen was a giant of a man in every way. Standing at 6’8” tall, he physically towered over everyone. But as smart as he was, he never made you feel like you were less than him. Maybe it was his soothing, calm voice or his perfect way of explaining a principle without sounding condescending. There hasn’t been a person who has had a greater impact on strategic thinking in business than Clayton Christensen. And while The Innovator’s Dilemma is his most famous book, his best book is How to Measure Your Life. He had a profound positive impact on my life, both professionally and spiritually.

In that light, I compiled a list of links to honor Professor Christensen. Many ideas and themes overlap, but akin to his many books, they are worth reading/listening to more than once.


In memoriam




Other: My very rough sketchnotes of the first time I heard him speak in person.

To end, here is a quote from How Will you Measure Your Life that we should all live by:

“I’ve concluded that the metric by which God will assess my life isn’t dollars but the individual people whose lives I’ve touched.”