In this category of posts, allow me to share the insights from thought leaders I respect and revere most. You all know them well and perhaps already read their writings.
The first piece is from Steve Jobs; the text of his Commencement address at Stanford on June 12, 2005, with the theme – Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish. Whether or not one likes his leadership style, Jobs achieved what even great rulers in the history failed to do: he transformed the world, far beyond the shores of United States, with his simple, remarkable innovations, without any coup, bloody revolution, or firing a single gunshot. http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html
Among thought leaders today, Professor Christensen is my most revered one. He is also ranked number one thought leader in the world by Thinkers50. A brilliant, principled leader, deeply involved in his family, church, and community, never strayed, never vacillated from his core beliefs, singlehandedly transformed the domain of Innovation and Growth, Disruptive innovations, shaped minds of generations of Harvard MBA students and future business leaders. His piece entitled, How Will You Measure Your Life (now expanded into a book), is my favorite. Here is the link that allows access to a preview of the article. http://hbr.org/2010/07/how-will-you-measure-your-life/ar/1
Here is his homepage: