There are a few books that managers at work love to cite. One of them is titled, The Innovator’s Dilemma. I haven’t read it, but apparently it describes situations that arise in our big business quite well. I learned today that that book was written by a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a professor at the Harvard Business School, Clayton M. Christensen.
It also turns out Brother Christensen (I can call him that now, right?) has written an article for the February ’07 Ensign, and he has recently posted a longish essay on his personal website entitled, Why I Belong, and Why I Believe. I took a few moments to read this today and I highly recommend it to anyone. He does a beautiful job explaining the effectiveness of our volunteer organization in The Church, as well as how he gained a witness of the truthfulness of of the gospel from the Holy Ghost. Go take a look.