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  • Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Good to Great, Book 2)
  • Written by: Jim Collins
  • Narrated by: Jim Collins, Jerry I. Porras
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (126 ratings)

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Built to Last

Written by: Jim Collins
Narrated by: Jim Collins,Jerry I. Porras
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Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took 18 truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each 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 the comparison companies and what were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?"

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 21st century and beyond.

©2011 Jim Collins (P)2019 HarperAudio

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The Third Book of the Foundation of your Company

The foundation of your company should include
Book 1: Start With Why
Book 2: Good to Great
Book 3: Built to Last
Book 4: This I know

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Good book. I've learned several useful things.

Good book. I've learned several useful things from it. Although, it wasn't great and sometimes felt a bit overcomplicating and boring.

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i couldn't take it

When i heard the autors comparing HP vs Texas Instruments, I couldn't take it and this book lost credibility.
TI vs Intel? sure! Intel vs TSMC? Why not!
Globalf Foundry vs TSMC? I buy it! Nokia vs ASML? OK! HP vs Dell? Absolutely!
HP vs TI are in so different fields of tech sector, it's like comparing Ford vs Cummins....

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Stop letting Jim Collins narrate his own books.

Please. Y’all corny. Thanks for your consideration of my review. That is all. Thank you.

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great forward progress

this was a great book love the the narration and the take-home points and how the comparisons could be applied and really left you with some founding principles on implementing these processes

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This book is built to last

Re-worked for modern times, I appreciate the time and information that has been put into this book. Both books in this series are equally great and should be read back to back for maximum value

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Very valuable but repetitive

Half of the book is very valuable learnings while the other half is examples to reinforce the teaching. Very useful for entrepreneurs and CEOs

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