People You Helped Become Better (A Special Episode)

People You Helped Become Better (A Special Episode)

Clayton M. Christensen died back in 2020. He was a 67-year-old Harvard Business School professor and management guru. He authored books, “The Innovator’s Dilemma” and “How Will You Measure Your Life?” Clayton had leukemia.

The title of today’s show was taken from a Wall Street Journal article about him. He was a man of faith, a Morman. While attending Oxford University, where he also played basketball, he refused to play in a championship basketball game (he was 6′ 8″). Wrote Clayton, “Had I crossed the line that one time, I would have done it over and over in the years that followed.”

Professor Christensen observed that in the next life God wouldn’t likely ask him about being a Harvard professor, but would instead inquire,

Can we just talk about the individual people you helped become better people?

His 2012 book, “How Will You Measure Your Life?” bespoke how he was driven by faith…not just business. Evidently, he believed helping others was a large component of living a good life. That’s our topic in this episode of Leaning Toward Wisdom.

It’s also on my mind because today is June 10th – my wife’s birthday. She’s the single most important person in my life and has definitely helped me become better.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May the sun always be in your eyes. 😉

Happy Place 2023

Randy Cantrell

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