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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Good to Great Book 2) by [Jim Collins, Jerry I. Porras]
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Editorial Reviews

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What makes a visionary company? This book, written by a team from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, compares what the authors have identified as "visionary" companies with selected companies in the same industry. The authors juxtapose Disney and Columbia Pictures, Ford and General Motors, Motorola and Zenith, and Hewlett-Packard and Texas Instruments, to name a few. The visionary companies, the authors found out, had a number of common characteristics; for instance, almost all had some type of core ideology that guided the company in times of upheaval and served as a constant bench mark. Not all the visionary companies were founded by visionary leaders, however. On the whole, this is an intriguing book that occasionally provides rare and interesting glimpses into the inner workings and philosophical foundations of successful businesses. Recommended for all libraries.
Randy L. Abbott, Univ. of Evansville Lib., Ind.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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No tables, charts, or obfuscatory language interfere with the presentation and development of consultants Collins and Porras' premise that visionary companies withstand tests of time and fads. On the basis of five years of research, they pinpoint six characteristics of the best American institutions: (1) premier in their industry, (2) widespread admiration from businesspeople, (3) multiple generations of CEOs, (4) an indelible imprint on society, (5) multiproduct (or multiservice) cycles, and (6) pre-1950 roots. The authors' findings confirm a few management theories but contest many others. More important, they demonstrate the hows of good management in detail, with readable case histories (IBM, Merck, Motorola, Walt Disney, among others) and studies of contrasting corporations, and they include guidelines for those striving for long-lasting success. Barbara Jacobs

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  • Publication Date : August 30, 2011
  • File Size : 3627 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 372 pages
  • Publisher : Harper Business; 3rd ed. Edition (August 30, 2011)
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • ASIN : B0058DRSHW
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 778 ratings