Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
James C. Collins Jerry I. Porras Jerry I. Porras as
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This analysis of what makes great companies great has been hailed everywhere as an instant classic and one of the best business titles since In Search of Excellence The authors, James C Collins and Jerry I Porras, spent six years in research, and they freely admit that their own preconceptions about business success were devastated by their actual findings along with tThis analysis of what makes great companies great has been hailed everywhere as an instant classic and one of the best business titles since In Search of Excellence The authors, James C Collins and Jerry I Porras, spent six years in research, and they freely admit that their own preconceptions about business success were devastated by their actual findings along with the preconceptions of virtually everyone else Built to Last identifies 18 visionary companies and sets out to determine what s special about them To get on the list, a company had to be world famous, have a stellar brand image, and be at least 50 years old We re talking about companies that even a layperson knows to be, well, different the Disneys, the Wal Marts, the Mercks Whatever the key to the success of these companies, the key to the success of this book is that the authors don t waste time comparing them to business failures Instead, they use a control group of successful but second rank companies to highlight what s special about their 18 visionary picks Thus Disney is compared to Columbia Pictures, Ford to GM, Hewlett Packard to Texas Instruments, and so on The core myth, according to the authors, is that visionary companies must start with a great product and be pushed into the future by charismatic leaders There are examples of that pattern, they admit Johnson Johnson, for one But there are also just too many counterexamples in fact, the majority of the visionary companies, including giants like 3M, Sony, and TI, don t fit the model They were characterized by total lack of an initial business plan or key idea and by remarkably self effacing leaders Collins and Porras are much impressed with something else they shared an almost cult like devotion to a core ideology or identity, and active indoctrination of employees into ideologically commitment to the company The comparison with the business B team does tend to raise a significant methodological problem which companies are to be counted as visionary in the first place There s an air of circularity here, as if you achieve visionary status by achieving visionary status So many roads lead to Rome that the book is less practical than it might appear But that s exactly the point of an eloquent chapter on 3M This wildly successful company had no master plan, little structure, and no prima donnas Instead it had an atmosphere in which bright people were both keen to see the company succeed and unafraid to try a lot of stuff and keep what works Richard Farr
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Lucas Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
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 leaders, no matter how charismatic or visionary, eventually die and all visionary products and services all great ideas eventually become obsolete Indeed, entire markets can become obsolete and disappear Yet v [...]
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Tim Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
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 innovators.
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J.R. Woodward Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
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 and change They write and speak extensively in these fields and work as consultants for many successful organizations.The thesis of this book is that visionary enduring companies are not dependent upon on [...]
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Peter Aloysius Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
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 characteristics of successful company which other failed company also has but they still failed.For example, Big Hairy Audicious goal I m pretty sure that a lot of company around the world also has but th [...]
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Tõnu Vahtra Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
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 challenging, audacious and often risky goals and projects toward which a visionary company channels its efforts stimulates progress Cult like Cultures Great places to work only for those who buy into the c [...]
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Stephanie Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
I m reading this book for a company book club My company views this work as guide for building and maintaining the companyking 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 follows that our book discussions are filled with comparisons of our company and the visionary companies studied We spend time relating what we read to what we see on a day to day basis at work, which makes this a int [...]
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Reagan Ramsey Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
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 somewhere , and creating a tight, consistent culture that it becomes apparent very quickly whether or not someone is a fit I actually took their advice and spent some time thinking about what my mission would b [...]
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Greg Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
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 corporate America There are some good articles about successful companies vs failed companies, and if I ever start a company, there are some admirable ones here with which to study.
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Youssef Assad Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
I started to read this book after finishing Good To Great by Jim C Collins and it s really an excellent book that led me to reformulate my own concept about company s core values, purpose The following chapters Clock Builder, Big Hairy Audacious Goal and Try a lot of stuff are extremely important and it did help me to see the bigger picture of how a company should operate definitely, it s a must read the book for any manager, CEO, Entrepreneur who is interested to contribute in building any comp [...]
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T Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
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 the authors themselves have pointed towards the closing, there are some gaps in the approach However I feel there are broad patterns we can see in successful organizations having core values that remain c [...]
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Navaneethakrishnan Gopalakrishnan Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
I liked this book very much and especially how the title of the book is derived Built to last is all about visionary companies and how they built themselves to survive the tough periods and did changed the world and still lasted The author doesn t categorize only the profitable companies alone as visionary companies, rather how these companies distinguished themselves to categorize their vision and how they started and sustained from the beginning to till now and what we can learn from these vis [...]
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Midetobi Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
Built to Last What I learnedA well researched Business book which thoroughly describes what building a visionary company entails It is full of numerous examples from the eighteen sets of Visionary Comparison companies studied from which the findings of the book were derived After reading this book, you would realize that creating a corporate vision is of a discovery and in no way a wordsmithing process Having a vision statement doesn t only make a great company Visionary companies preserve thei [...]
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Elliard Shimaala Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
In my opinion, this book is a well researched paper about successful companies in comparison with the not so successful companies doing the same kind of business Built to Last brings together years of study by Jim and Jerry making it an awesome read for business unit managers, CEOs and entrepreneurs The contents of chapters such as, than profits, can serve as a talent attraction tool especially millennials in today s business world Why Research has shown that millennials prefer working for comp [...]
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David McClendon, Sr Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
So far in business there are three highly respected books written about research performed on businesses and what makes them successful The first would be In Search of Excellence The second would be Built to Last and, finally, Good to Great.Built to last compares companies within the same industry to see what makes one visionary and the other not so visionary It looks at several different industries this way The book acknowledges that there may be some flaws with its research but, in the end, th [...]
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Joe Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
A precursor to the author s later book, Good to Great, Built to Last is a scientifically backed study of what separates Visionary Companies from Merely Good Companies.There s a lot of good stuff here, but it is best summed up with their remark that building a visionary company is a design problem as opposed to a mechanistic problem.And that sounds exactly right A cookie cutter approach simply doesn t work Instead, companies need to take a really deep look at their unique drives and purpose and [...]
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Kevin O"Brien Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
Oddly enough, though this was the first of the big Jim Collins books, it was the last one I read Since this was first published in 1994 you can note that one or two of those companies may not last much longer Motorola, for instance, may be on the edge But the core concept of this book is still relevant, that you need to stick to your core values but be willing to change everything else This book preceded Collins smash hit Good to Great , but in fact I would read all three of them together the mo [...]
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Devanshi Mittal Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
Built to Last is a very well researched and a convincing book that has definitely opened my mind to new ideas and thoughts about companies Every chapter of the book is important The authors have evidently shown visionary and comparison companies to show how the same idea may not still work if you don t have certain characteristics The best and maybe the most scariest part is that there is no right or no wrong characteristic It is about your passion, your vision, your core values, your purpose an [...]
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Mario Tomic Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
One of the most valuable books I ve read on how to build a company that will change the world The book is loaded with research, hard evidence to support the claims and with great stories Collins really nailed it with this one, the content debunks a lot of the myths established by business schools, general public and media I strongly urge you to read this book, even if you aren t planning to start a company It will teach you many great lessons which will help you to achieve success in life.
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Jen Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
Corporate blah blah blah blah.I struggled to get through it, but it wasn t the most painful business book ever I just can t stand the earnestness Business books that read like they just found the map to the holy grail irk me Cop to having a great deal of luck and admit your outlook may be totally wrong, but it s the best you could schlep together with what you know, and I ll get on board If you fully buy into your own BS, I m not going to enjoy your work.
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Eric Burleson Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
The research behind this book identifies a few key characteristics that visionary organizations have Interestingly, the definition of visionary is incredibly robust, and the author s team went to great lengths to identify those things that made these companies great I strongly recommend this book for anybody working in organizational development, or anyone that wants to make their organization better.
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Chris Simmons Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
Great book, detailing the successes of visionary companies and what differentiates them from their competitors Inspiring, makes me want to implement as many of the suggestions as I can in my own company I want to read The Halo Effect , a book a different author that details possible errors in the research done by Collins on this book balanced viewpoints are important.
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Chuck Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
Pretty good but dated, and some of the words of wisdom failed in some of the cases Enjoyed the discussion of the visionary plan of Freddie Mac to change the mortgage industry to benefit people starting in 1992 The noted that these changes might out live the secondary mortgage industry probably happened not the way they planned.
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Sigurd Magnusson Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
Great lessons based on detailed research, inspiring and challenging, enormous insights into how people created companies that have lasted decades and survived changes of CEOs, radical market and economic shifts, and how you can replicate that success.
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Hieu Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
The book offers me nothing new However, it recalls my deeply interred belief It s awakening.
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Anurag Kesarwani Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
Interesting Ideas were conveyed in the bookbut i feel that all these ideas cant be applied in the Indian business scenario.
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Justin Tapp Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
Built to Last Successful Habits of Visionary Companies Harper Business Essentials To differentiate my review from the myriad others, I try to relate it to church and faith based organizations Collins has written his own summary on his website, which is handy Really, this book is a study on management and organizational behavior in competitive by firms who went from a garage idea to income equivalent to the GNP of small countries and kept growing there for decades I don t find the commonalities i [...]
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Greg Stoll Jun 04, 2020 - 16:24 PM
On a whim, I picked up this book at an airport bookstore I had heard the name of it before, and it was better than I expected I m also a bit of a sucker for business books The idea of the book is to examine visionary companies premier in their industry, widely admired, etc and try to figure out what makes them different So the first step is to identify visionary companies, which they did by sending out a survey to top CEOs they also set an arbitrary cutoff of founding before 1950 So they ended u [...]
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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies By James C. Collins Jerry I. Porras Jerry I. Porras as This analysis of what makes great companies great has been hailed everywhere as an instant classic and one of the best business titles since In Search of Excellence The authors, James C Collins and Jerry I Porras, spent six years in research, and they freely admit that their own preconceptions about business success were devastated by their actual findings along with tThis analysis of what makes great companies great has been hailed everywhere as an instant classic and one of the best business titles since In Search of Excellence The authors, James C Collins and Jerry I Porras, spent six years in research, and they freely admit that their own preconceptions about business success were devastated by their actual findings along with the preconceptions of virtually everyone else Built to Last identifies 18 visionary companies and sets out to determine what s special about them To get on the list, a company had to be world famous, have a stellar brand image, and be at least 50 years old We re talking about companies that even a layperson knows to be, well, different the Disneys, the Wal Marts, the Mercks Whatever the key to the success of these companies, the key to the success of this book is that the authors don t waste time comparing them to business failures Instead, they use a control group of successful but second rank companies to highlight what s special about their 18 visionary picks Thus Disney is compared to Columbia Pictures, Ford to GM, Hewlett Packard to Texas Instruments, and so on The core myth, according to the authors, is that visionary companies must start with a great product and be pushed into the future by charismatic leaders There are examples of that pattern, they admit Johnson Johnson, for one But there are also just too many counterexamples in fact, the majority of the visionary companies, including giants like 3M, Sony, and TI, don t fit the model They were characterized by total lack of an initial business plan or key idea and by remarkably self effacing leaders Collins and Porras are much impressed with something else they shared an almost cult like devotion to a core ideology or identity, and active indoctrination of employees into ideologically commitment to the company The comparison with the business B team does tend to raise a significant methodological problem which companies are to be counted as visionary in the first place There s an air of circularity here, as if you achieve visionary status by achieving visionary status So many roads lead to Rome that the book is less practical than it might appear But that s exactly the point of an eloquent chapter on 3M This wildly successful company had no master plan, little structure, and no prima donnas Instead it had an atmosphere in which bright people were both keen to see the company succeed and unafraid to try a lot of stuff and keep what works Richard Farr

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