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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

by James C. Collins, Jerry I. Porras

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A wonderful book. Preserve your organization's core ideology, but stimulate change relentlessly. ( )
  Adewoye | Feb 20, 2014 |
I'd be astonished if this weren't someone's dissertation. ( )
  origprod | Feb 7, 2013 |
Книга "Построенные навечно" исследует глубинные пр​ичины долгосрочного успеха американских корпораций​. Джим Коллинз и Джерри Поррас представляют свежий​18 выдающихся корпораций, включая ​3М, Wal Mart, Walt Disney, Boeing, Sony и Hewlett-Packard.

В рамках 6-летнего исследования под эгидой бизнес-школы Стэн​фордского университета Коллинз и Поррас изучали вы​дающиеся компании-долгожители в непосредственном с​равнении с их конкурентами, все время при этом зад​аваясь вопросом: "Что делает по-настоящему выдающи​еся компании отличными от других компаний". ​

Наполненная сотнями конкретных примеров, представ​ленных в виде гармоничной модели практических конц​епций, доступных для применения руководителями и п​редпринимателями всех рангов, книга может служить ​блестящим руководством по построению организаций, ​которые способны процветать на протяжении всего ​XXI века и далее.
  fedoriv.com | Sep 13, 2012 |
Evidence-Based Success
  mdstarr | Sep 11, 2011 |
Very well written and compelling. One of my favorites. There is tremendous credibility with a well documented research study. I hold this book in the same regard as Leading the Revolution by Gary Hamel. The 12 myths about companies are great. Very basic and easy to internalize about your business. You will learn the characteristic of visionary companies. A must read for any CEO or business person. ( )
  markdeo | Apr 3, 2009 |
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Built to Last became an instant business classic. This audio abridgement is read by the authors, who alternate chapters. Collins is a bit breathlessly enthusiastic, but clear and interesting; Porras, unfortunately, is poorly inflected and wooden. They set out to determine what's special about "visionary" companies--the Disneys, Wal-Marts, and Mercks, companies at the very top of their game that have demonstrated longevity and great brand image. The authors compare 18 "visionary" picks to a control group of "successful-but-second-rank" companies. Thus Disney is compared to Columbia Pictures, Ford to GM, and so on.

A central myth, according to the authors, is that visionary companies start with a great product and are pushed into the future by charismatic leaders. Usually false, Collins and Porras find. Much more important, and a much more telling line of demarcation between a wild success like 3M and an also-ran like Norton, is flexibility. 3M had no master plan, little structure, and no prima donnas. Instead it had an atmosphere in which bright people were not afraid to "try a lot of stuff and keep what works."

If you listen to this audiocassette on your daily commute, you may discover whether you are headed to a "visionary" place of work--and, if so, whether you are the kind of employee who fits your employer's vision. (Running time: two hours, two cassettes) --Richard Farr

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Presenting new insight into such companies as 3M, Walt Disney, and General Electric, a study on what makes companies successful examines their flexibility, ideology, and strong purpose.

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