Built to Last

Built to Last

Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

Book - 2002
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2002
ISBN: 9780060516406
Characteristics: xxiv, 342 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Porras, Jerry I.


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Nov 26, 2020

I live my life by this book. It talks about home-grown management, try a lot of stuff and keep what works, basically to preserve the core values and core purpose while stimulating progress, but to put mechanisms in place with teeth and not just aspire to it.

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