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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies By James C. Collins Jerry I. Porras Built to Last Successful Habits of Visionary Companies This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights Nor is it about just having a corporate vision This

  • Title: Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
  • Author: James C. Collins Jerry I. Porras
  • ISBN: 9780060566104
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies By James C. Collins Jerry I. Porras This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights Nor is it about just having a corporate vision This is a book about something far important, enduring, and substantial This is a book about visionary companies So write Jim Collins and Jerry Porras in this groundbr This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights Nor is it about just having a corporate vision This is a book about something far important, enduring, and substantial This is a book about visionary companies So write Jim Collins and Jerry Porras in this groundbreaking book that shatters myths, provides new insights, and gives practical guidance to those who would like to build landmark companies that stand the test of time.Drawing upon a six year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Collins and Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long lasting companies they have an average age of nearly one hundred years and have outperformed the general stock market by a factor of fifteen since 1926 and studied each company 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 other companies What separates General Electric, 3M, Merck, Wal Mart, Hewlett Packard, Walt Disney, and Philip Morris from their rivals How, for example, did Procter Gamble, which began life substantially behind rival Colgate, eventually prevail as the premier institution in its industry How was Mo
    Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies By James C. Collins Jerry I. Porras

    Built to Last Fun, Fine, Forever Furniture Built to Last Fun, Fine, Forever Furniture Immediate hiring for Craftsman positions Click here for information or to apply now. Built to Last Successful Habits of Visionary Companies 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 st century and beyond. Built to Last TV Series Sep , Created by Gregory Thomas Garcia, Warren Hutcherson With Denise Dowse, Geoffrey Owens, Juan Pope, Natalie Desselle Reid An American television sitcom set in Washington, D.C and centers around a family run business headed by Royale Watkins The series premiered September , on NBC and ended October , after airing episodes. Built to Last Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Sep , Built to last compares companies within the same industry to see what makes one visionary and the other not so visionary It looks at several different industries this way The book acknowledges that there may be some flaws with its research but, in the e So far in business there are three highly respected books written about research performed on businesses and what makes them Built to Last Successful Habits of Visionary Companies Built to Last Built to Last Successful Habits of Visionary 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 twenty first century and beyond.

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    1. Lucas on said:

      Visionary companies are premier institutions the crown jewels in their industries, widely admired by their peers and having a long track record of making a significant impact on the world around them The key point is that a visionary company is an organization an institution All individual leaders, no matter how charismatic or visionary, eventually die and all visionary products and services all great ideas eventually become obsolete Indeed, entire markets can become obsolete and disappear Yet v [...]

    2. Tim on said:

      This is one of the few business books I read cover to cover I found its idea of what makes companies great to be an inspiring one It led me to formulate my own Big Hairy Audacious Goal, which I ve tried to use to guide my company ever since Changing the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators.

    3. J.R. Woodward on said:

      Both James Collins and Jerry Porras have worked for a couple of the visionary companies that they write about and both have taught at Stanford University Graduate School of Business Porras still does Collins specializes in management education while Porras specializes in organizational behavior and change They write and speak extensively in these fields and work as consultants for many successful organizations.The thesis of this book is that visionary enduring companies are not dependent upon on [...]

    4. Peter Aloysius on said:

      jim collins cherry picked some companies that he thinks successfull and compare them to failed rival company in the same industry to find out what characteristics that successful company has that the rival company doesn tSounds good, but the problem is, he didn t compare the opposite What those characteristics of successful company which other failed company also has but they still failed.For example, Big Hairy Audicious goal I m pretty sure that a lot of company around the world also has but th [...]

    5. Tõnu Vahtra on said:

      The single most important point to take away from this book is the critical importance of creating tangible mechanisms aligned to preserve the core and stimulate progress This is the essence of clock building 5 specific methods to do preserve the core and stimulate progress BHAGs Commitment to challenging, audacious and often risky goals and projects toward which a visionary company channels its efforts stimulates progress Cult like Cultures Great places to work only for those who buy into the c [...]

    6. Stephanie on said:

      I m reading this book for a company book club My company views this work as guide for building and maintaining the companyking sure that it s built to last Reading Built to Last is also part of my indoctrination into the company culture, which I am told I am a good fit for It only follows that our book discussions are filled with comparisons of our company and the visionary companies studied We spend time relating what we read to what we see on a day to day basis at work, which makes this a int [...]

    7. Reagan Ramsey on said:

      i liked that they focused on companies that have made it long term in this book it demonstrates that great companies aren t solely built on an idea or market timing but on great systems, having a vision and mission that is higher than money for real, not just something you put on a plaque somewhere , and creating a tight, consistent culture that it becomes apparent very quickly whether or not someone is a fit I actually took their advice and spent some time thinking about what my mission would b [...]

    8. Greg on said:

      Update I flipped through this a few days ago and realized this book is only slightly better than Who Moved My Cheese, and other business related books I read this years ago, and today it s the only business book that has stayed on my shelves here at home after I finished my 30 years in corporate America There are some good articles about successful companies vs failed companies, and if I ever start a company, there are some admirable ones here with which to study.

    9. Youssef Assad on said:

      I started to read this book after finishing Good To Great by Jim C Collins and it s really an excellent book that led me to reformulate my own concept about company s core values, purpose The following chapters Clock Builder, Big Hairy Audacious Goal and Try a lot of stuff are extremely important and it did help me to see the bigger picture of how a company should operate definitely, it s a must read the book for any manager, CEO, Entrepreneur who is interested to contribute in building any comp [...]

    10. T on said:

      I actually started this book 9 years back But somehow never got around to completing it This time I resolved to see it the full way The book has some good insights that make lot of sense for a company, a department and I feel even for an individual The research methodology looks rigorous but as the authors themselves have pointed towards the closing, there are some gaps in the approach However I feel there are broad patterns we can see in successful organizations having core values that remain c [...]

    11. Navaneethakrishnan Gopalakrishnan on said:

      I liked this book very much and especially how the title of the book is derived Built to last is all about visionary companies and how they built themselves to survive the tough periods and did changed the world and still lasted The author doesn t categorize only the profitable companies alone as visionary companies, rather how these companies distinguished themselves to categorize their vision and how they started and sustained from the beginning to till now and what we can learn from these vis [...]

    12. Midetobi on said:

      Built to Last What I learnedA well researched Business book which thoroughly describes what building a visionary company entails It is full of numerous examples from the eighteen sets of Visionary Comparison companies studied from which the findings of the book were derived After reading this book, you would realize that creating a corporate vision is of a discovery and in no way a wordsmithing process Having a vision statement doesn t only make a great company Visionary companies preserve thei [...]

    13. Elliard Shimaala on said:

      In my opinion, this book is a well researched paper about successful companies in comparison with the not so successful companies doing the same kind of business Built to Last brings together years of study by Jim and Jerry making it an awesome read for business unit managers, CEOs and entrepreneurs The contents of chapters such as, than profits, can serve as a talent attraction tool especially millennials in today s business world Why Research has shown that millennials prefer working for comp [...]

    14. David McClendon, Sr on said:

      So far in business there are three highly respected books written about research performed on businesses and what makes them successful The first would be In Search of Excellence The second would be Built to Last and, finally, Good to Great.Built to last compares companies within the same industry to see what makes one visionary and the other not so visionary It looks at several different industries this way The book acknowledges that there may be some flaws with its research but, in the end, th [...]

    15. Joe on said:

      A precursor to the author s later book, Good to Great, Built to Last is a scientifically backed study of what separates Visionary Companies from Merely Good Companies.There s a lot of good stuff here, but it is best summed up with their remark that building a visionary company is a design problem as opposed to a mechanistic problem.And that sounds exactly right A cookie cutter approach simply doesn t work Instead, companies need to take a really deep look at their unique drives and purpose and [...]

    16. Kevin O'Brien on said:

      Oddly enough, though this was the first of the big Jim Collins books, it was the last one I read Since this was first published in 1994 you can note that one or two of those companies may not last much longer Motorola, for instance, may be on the edge But the core concept of this book is still relevant, that you need to stick to your core values but be willing to change everything else This book preceded Collins smash hit Good to Great , but in fact I would read all three of them together the mo [...]

    17. Devanshi Mittal on said:

      Built to Last is a very well researched and a convincing book that has definitely opened my mind to new ideas and thoughts about companies Every chapter of the book is important The authors have evidently shown visionary and comparison companies to show how the same idea may not still work if you don t have certain characteristics The best and maybe the most scariest part is that there is no right or no wrong characteristic It is about your passion, your vision, your core values, your purpose an [...]

    18. Mario Tomic on said:

      One of the most valuable books I ve read on how to build a company that will change the world The book is loaded with research, hard evidence to support the claims and with great stories Collins really nailed it with this one, the content debunks a lot of the myths established by business schools, general public and media I strongly urge you to read this book, even if you aren t planning to start a company It will teach you many great lessons which will help you to achieve success in life.

    19. Jen on said:

      Corporate blah blah blah blah.I struggled to get through it, but it wasn t the most painful business book ever I just can t stand the earnestness Business books that read like they just found the map to the holy grail irk me Cop to having a great deal of luck and admit your outlook may be totally wrong, but it s the best you could schlep together with what you know, and I ll get on board If you fully buy into your own BS, I m not going to enjoy your work.

    20. Eric Burleson on said:

      The research behind this book identifies a few key characteristics that visionary organizations have Interestingly, the definition of visionary is incredibly robust, and the author s team went to great lengths to identify those things that made these companies great I strongly recommend this book for anybody working in organizational development, or anyone that wants to make their organization better.

    21. Chris Simmons on said:

      Great book, detailing the successes of visionary companies and what differentiates them from their competitors Inspiring, makes me want to implement as many of the suggestions as I can in my own company I want to read The Halo Effect , a book a different author that details possible errors in the research done by Collins on this book balanced viewpoints are important.

    22. Chuck on said:

      Pretty good but dated, and some of the words of wisdom failed in some of the cases Enjoyed the discussion of the visionary plan of Freddie Mac to change the mortgage industry to benefit people starting in 1992 The noted that these changes might out live the secondary mortgage industry probably happened not the way they planned.

    23. Sigurd Magnusson on said:

      Great lessons based on detailed research, inspiring and challenging, enormous insights into how people created companies that have lasted decades and survived changes of CEOs, radical market and economic shifts, and how you can replicate that success.

    24. Hieu on said:

      The book offers me nothing new However, it recalls my deeply interred belief It s awakening.

    25. Anurag Kesarwani on said:

      Interesting Ideas were conveyed in the bookbut i feel that all these ideas cant be applied in the Indian business scenario.

    26. Justin Tapp on said:

      Built to Last Successful Habits of Visionary Companies Harper Business Essentials To differentiate my review from the myriad others, I try to relate it to church and faith based organizations Collins has written his own summary on his website, which is handy Really, this book is a study on management and organizational behavior in competitive by firms who went from a garage idea to income equivalent to the GNP of small countries and kept growing there for decades I don t find the commonalities i [...]

    27. Greg Stoll on said:

      On a whim, I picked up this book at an airport bookstore I had heard the name of it before, and it was better than I expected I m also a bit of a sucker for business books The idea of the book is to examine visionary companies premier in their industry, widely admired, etc and try to figure out what makes them different So the first step is to identify visionary companies, which they did by sending out a survey to top CEOs they also set an arbitrary cutoff of founding before 1950 So they ended u [...]

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