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Built To Last

Author : Jim Collins
ISBN : 9780062119087
Genre : Business & Economics
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"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 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 Motorola able to move from a humble battery repair business into integrated circuits and cellular communications, while Zenith never became dominant in anything other than TVs? How did Boeing unseat McDonnell Douglas as the world's best commercial aircraft company -- what did Boeing have that McDonnell Douglas lacked? By answering such questions, Collins and Porras go beyond the incessant barrage of management buzzwords and fads of the day to discover timeless qualities that have consistently distinguished out-standing companies. They also provide inspiration to all executives and entrepreneurs by destroying the false but widely accepted idea that only charismatic visionary leaders can build 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 twenty-first century and beyond.
Category: Business & Economics

Built To Last

Author : James Charles Collins
ISBN : 0887306713
Genre : Business & Economics
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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. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Category: Business & Economics

Built To Last

Author : David Macaulay
ISBN : 054750568X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A nomad fashion's a home that’s meant to be built and rebuilt. A family tears down an old house and erects a new one in its place. Even the Eiffel Tower wasn’t meant to be anything more than temporary. As humans, we don’t always build things to endure the test of time. Built to Last brings together the award-winning author and artist David Macaulay’s creative, exacting thinking about buildings and designs that were crafted with a strength of structure and purpose that defy the everyday: Castle, Cathedral, and Mosque. This gorgeous volume includes newly researched information about each building and how it was built. And, for the first time ever, the Caldecott Honor–winning Castle and Cathedral appear in full color—with stunning new drawings that enrich the reader’s understanding of these structures, and capture intriguing new perspectives and details. Just as the buildings themselves were created to last, our interest in the structures themselves, the people who created them, and the purposes for which they were made endures as well. This impeccably researched volume—a necessary addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in architecture—celebrates this spirit of endurance and serves as a reminder that building well and leaving something of consequence behind, whether a building, a design, or an idea, is still of the utmost importance.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Summary Built To Last

Author : BusinessNews Publishing
ISBN : 9782806238610
Genre : Business & Economics
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The must-read summary of James Collins and Jerry Porras' book: "Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies". This complete summary of the ideas from James Collins and Jerry Porras' book "Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies" shows that the most impressive achievement in the world of business is the creation of a viable and successful company. But what makes a company successful? To answer this question, the authors have studied world-class companies, from Sony to Walt Disney, and provided you with the keys to their success that can be used by almost any business. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the keys to success • Expand your business knowledge To learn more, read "Built to Last" and see how you can create a visionary company that will guarantee world-class success.
Category: Business & Economics

Success Built To Last

Author : Jerry I. Porras
ISBN : 0273710435
Genre : Self-actualization (Psychology)
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Authored by three legends in leadership and self-help, this edition challenges conventional wisdom about success through stories of world-renowned leaders and unsung heroes who've learned how to find the courage to follow their passions.
Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)

Built To Last

Author : Dauren Francis
ISBN : 9781512708943
Genre : Religion
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Anything in life that is of great value takes hard work and commitment. Building a successful marriage and relationship is no different. What does it take to build a marriage that will last? In Built to Last you will find practical wisdom and biblical principles that will help you have a successful marriage and relationship. This book is an excellent read—not only for married couples, but for singles as well. If you are engaged or planning on getting married in the future, you want to read this book. Do you check the pulse of your relationship? This book covers a variety of topics that couples deal with on a regular basis. Regardless of where you are in your marriage or relationship, it is not over; it is only the beginning. There is still work to be done. Your marriage and relationship can last. This book will take you to the next level in understanding the composition and sustainability of your marriage and relationship. With God all things are possible. If you are going to build it, then it must be Built to Last.
Category: Religion

Built To Last

Author : Kathryn A Morrison
ISBN : 9781848023031
Genre : Business & Economics
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Northamptonshire is renowned for the production of high-quality boots and shoes, which were exported throughout the world. Its manufacturers dispatched huge cargoes of footwear for all climates and terrains to the colonies. Periodically the demands of war also spurred production to new heights and created new markets. This book outlines the evolution of boot and shoemaking in Northamptonshire. It examines the landscapes and buildings created in the service of the industry, highlighting their special qualities and emphasising the importance of conservation and regeneration in preserving the best of the boot and shoe heritage for the future.
Category: Business & Economics

Built To Last

Author : Allie Kincaid
Genre : Fiction
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Jake Cooper has built homes for families in Laguna Beach for years, watching others make their dreams come true. Now it’s his turn to settle down, or so he thought. When his long-time girlfriend breaks up with him, he’s left with the perfect family home, just without the family. Erin Johnson grew up with very few possessions, the glamorous lives of her high school classmates out of reach. Right as she prepared to start her life, a family tragedy forces her to derail her plans. Ten years later, with her college diploma in hand, Erin’s ready for adventure and freedom from responsibility. When she meets Jake, she questions everything she thought she wanted. Is it possible to build new dreams when the right person comes along?
Category: Fiction

Built To Last

Author : Daniel Carroll
ISBN : 9781467045179
Genre : Poetry
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Daniel Carroll born February 2, 1976 has been through many struggles in his life. At the age of three he was he by a car, and was in a coma for 3 months. Growing up he tried to find his way to fit in the best that he could. He struggled with drug abuse for many years, before he came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior. After coming to know Jesus, Daniel’s life was changed in many ways as he began to live for God and allowed Him to work in his life.
Category: Poetry

Built To Last

Author : Janice Kay Johnson
ISBN : 9781459212961
Genre : Fiction
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Jo Dubray doesn't think much of marriage… And she certainly doesn't plan to try it herself. But that doesn't mean she isn't interested in getting to know her new roommate's brother. After all, Ryan's recently divorced and has two children living with their mom in another state. He can't be thinking of anything as serious and confining as remarrying. But what will Jo do if he is? Especially once his kids come back home to stay.
Category: Fiction