Built to Last

Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

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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...

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Jeff Bezos Founder/Amazonrecommends this book because it shows how to create a long lasting company. (Source)

Tim O'Reilly Founder/O'Reilly MediaBuilt to Last, by James Collins and Jerry Porras. The idea here is that great companies aren't afraid to have strong values. In fact, their cult-like values are what make them stand out from the norm. (Source)

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Alden Mills Built to Last focused my daydreaming mind into what it takes to build truly great companies. (Source)

Rand Fishkin What do companies that survive for generations do differently than those who burn out fast? Another great analysis. (Source)

Zhang Ruimin Ruimin mentions this book in response to a question about long-term success. From Ruimin's point of view, the chief challenge is for leaders to maintain their entrepreneurial spirit, year after year. He admits it isn't easy: (Source)

Kevin Strasser @MiaD @purpultat The interesting thing is that orgs with a higher calling are often the ones that become everlasting, great companies —not those that just care about $$$. That point is beautifully made by @level5leaders in the book Built to Last (https://t.co/kDBLF5nSzX). (Source)

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