Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Harper Business Essentials)
Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from... show more
Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: "What makes the truly exceptional companies different from the comparison companies and what were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?" Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the 21st century and beyond.
Publish date: September 1st 2002
Publisher: Collins Business
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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A well written, thoroughly researched, and actionable book on how to build great companies. A must read for any founder, CEO, or manager.Some fun quotes:Visionary companies distinguish their timeless core values and enduring purpose (which should never change) from their operating practices and busi...
sometimes it's good to confirm your own knowledge about business. of course then you start to wonder why everyone isn't aware that promoting your CEO from within is the right way to go. and just because someone is currently working for the company does not mean they are unable to be revolutionary.