Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

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 is a book about something far more important, enduring, and substantial. This is a book about visionary companies." So write Jim Collins and Jerry Porras in this groundbr...

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Title:Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
Author:James C. Collins
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ISBN:0060566108
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies Reviews

  • Tim
    Jan 06, 2008
    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 innov...
  • Stephanie
    Feb 26, 2008
    I'm reading this book for a company book club. My company views this work as guide for building and maintaining the company...making 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 follow...
  • Peter Aloysius
    Dec 01, 2009
    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 c...
  • Lucas
    Jan 31, 2011
    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 l...
  • TarasProkopyuk
    Jan 12, 2012
    Эта книга очень хорошо дополняет книгу "От хорошего к великому" того же автора. Она явл?...
  • J.R. Woodward
    Mar 26, 2012
    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 a...
  • Reagan Ramsey
    Feb 06, 2013
    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 somewhe...
  • Tõnu Vahtra
    Apr 03, 2016
    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...
  • Greg Z
    May 20, 2016
    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 corpora...
  • Karthik
    Feb 24, 2017
    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 ...