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Built to Last, by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras, is a book that talks about the successful habits of visionary companies. It has been a fixture on the bestseller list of Businessweek.
Summary of the Book
Based on their six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras chose eighteen truly unique and enduring companies, to study each of them in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. In this book, they study the companies from the time of their launch to the present day - as start-ups, as midsize businesses, and as large corporations. The authors have delved into the habits developed by the truly exceptional companies throughout their history to be where they are. The book is filled with a large number of specific examples and is structured into a lucid framework of practical ideas that can be applied by entrepreneurs and managers at all levels. Built to Last offers a practical blueprint for building companies that will flourish long into the competitive 21st century and even beyond.
About the Authors
James C. “Jim” Collins, III is an American author, lecturer and business consultant. He was associated with HP as a Product Manager and with McKinsey & Company as a consultant. He later started teaching and research at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Based on his vast experience on the topic, enduring great companies, Jim has authored and co-authored several books like: Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck, Good to Great, and How the Mighty Fall.
Jerry I. Porras is an author, business and management analyst, and professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Lane Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behavior and Change. He has also co-authored the book, Success Built to Last: Creating a Life That Matters.
1. The Best of the Best
2. Clock Building, Not Time Telling
3. More than Profits
4. Preserve the Core/Stimulate Progress
5. Big Hairy Audacious Goals
6. Cult-Like Cultures
7. Try a Lot of Stuff and Keep What Works
8. Home-Grown Management
9. Good Enough Never Is
10. The End of the Beginning
11. Building the Vision
12. Frequently Asked Questions
|Number of Pages||368 Pages|
|Publication Year||2002 August|
|Authored By||Jerry I. Porras, James Collins|
Jim Collins is author or coauthor of six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide, including the bestsellers Good to Great, Built to Last, and How the Mighty Fall. Jim began his research and teaching career on the faculty at Stanford Graduate...View More
Jim Collins is author or coauthor of six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide, including the bestsellers Good to Great, Built to Last, and How the Mighty Fall. Jim began his research and teaching career on the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. He now operates a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, where he conducts research, teaches, and consults with executives from the corporate and social sectors.
Jerry I. Porras is the Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change, Emeritus, at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he served as an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and frequent executive education teacher. He studies ways of aligning companies around their purpose and core values to produce lasting high performance.
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Nov 2, 2012
A nice readA must read book for leaders at all levels of management. You need to know how to build a great organization, you can look forward to some clues in this book. Provides a great insight into management and functioning of great organizations who have beaten time and have grown to be huge great companies which people admire.
Jan 14, 2015
Must read for entrepreneurs & mgnt studentsThe best book ever on how to successful in business following ethical ways. Companies can prosper and trade during high tides provided it's management follow all virtues and practice empathy and restrain from unrealistic & malpractices.
Oct 21, 2014
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Apr 18, 2014
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