Built to Last Book
Score: 3.5
From 32 Ratings

Built to Last


  • Author : Jim Collins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2002-08-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 0060516402

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Built to Last Excerpt :

Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen 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.

Built to Last Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Built to Last


  • Author : Jim Collins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2002-08-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060516406

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Built to Last Excerpt :

Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen 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.

Built to Last Book

Built to Last


  • Author : James Charles Collins
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Business enterprises
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35556029709045

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Built to Last Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Built to Last


  • Author : Erin Hahn
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2022-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250827104

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"I loved this delightful romance about makeovers of old homes, old personas, and relationships that never had a chance to launch. A sweet, charming reminder of what you can build with a strong foundation." - Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways Erin Hahn's Built to Last is a sparkling second chance romance about owning what you’re worth and fighting for the one who got away. Shelby Springfield has spent the last ten years trying to overcome her past, sanding it away like the rough spots on the vintage furniture she makes over. But as a former child star, it’s hard to forget a widely documented meltdown and huge public break up with her former co-star Lyle Jessup. It’s also hard to forget her other co-star and childhood sweetheart, Cameron Riggs—the one who got away. Anytime Shelby has called, Cameron has come running... And then he runs right off again to chase stories around the world by making documentaries, too scared to admit what he really wants. But when Lyle stirs the pot, getting the two back in the spotlight with a home renovation show, Cameron can't help but get on board. There's something in it for everyone—almost. Cameron wants to set down some roots. Shelby wants to prove she's not the messy party girl anymore. And a jealous Lyle can’t help but try to get in the way. But for his two childhood friends who had more chemistry than he could ever dream of, nothing is getting in the way of their second chance at love. “Thank you, Erin Hahn, for making me laugh and swoon and cry sweet, happy tears. Can I live in this book?" - Jen Doll, author of Save the Date and Unclaimed Baggage

Good to Great Book
Score: 4
From 71 Ratings

Good to Great


  • Author : Jim Collins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-07-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062119209

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The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck. The Comparisons The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good? Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't. The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was sh

Built To Last Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Built To Last


  • Author : David Macaulay
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2010-10-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547505688

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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.

Build to Last Book

Build to Last


  • Author : Keith Callahan
  • Publisher : 10 Hands Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-16
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 0578212404

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Build to Last is not an introduction to network marketing. It's the missing piece for many would-be top network marketing professionals. The super successful build with the mindset of a CEO while everyone else builds with the mindset of an employee. If you are willing to do the work, Build to Last provides a step-by-step guide to becoming a leader who achieves enormous success in your network marketing business. In this book you will learn: The mindset and philosophy of top network marketers How to identify and push past your limiting beliefs How to lead yourself so you can lead others How to attract leaders into your business How to mentor and develop leaders How to push those you're mentoring past their limiting beliefs How to create financial and time freedom How to earn a 6- or 7-figure income year after year Following the detailed guidance Keith Callahan offers in Build to Last, he went from bankruptcy to 7-figure success in his network marketing business. During nearly a decade in the industry, he has mentored many people on his team of 30,000 distributors to 6- and 7-figure success. With Keith Callahan's book, you can build a network marketing team that allows you to help the most people and earn the highest, long-term, stable income. The end goal is a business that thrives for years to come and does so - here's the important part - with or without you.

How the Mighty Fall Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

How the Mighty Fall


  • Author : Jim Collins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061956461

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How the Mighty Fall Excerpt :

Decline can be avoided. Decline can be detected. Decline can be reversed. Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided? How far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? How can companies reverse course? In How the Mighty Fall, Collins confronts these questions, offering leaders the well-founded hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course. Collins' research project—more than four years in duration—uncovered five step-wise stages of decline: Stage 1: Hubris Born of Success Stage 2: Undisciplined Pursuit of More Stage 3: Denial of Risk and Peril Stage 4: Grasping for Salvation Stage 5: Capitulation to Irrelevance or Death By understanding these stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce their chances of falling all the way to the bottom. Great companies can stumble, badly, and recover. Every institution, no matter how great, is vulnerable to decline. There is no law of nature that the most powerful will inevitably remain at the top. Anyone can fall and most eventually do. But, as Collins' research emphasizes, some companies do indeed recover—in some cases, coming back even stronger—even after having crashed into the depths of Stage 4. Decline, it turns out, is largely self-inflicted, and the path to recovery lies largely within our own hands. We are not imprisoned by our circumstances, our history, or even our staggering defeats along the way. As long as we never get entirely knocked out of the game, hope always remains. The mighty can fall, but they can often rise again.

Designed to Last Book

Designed to Last


  • Author : Ashley and Dino Petrone
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022-04-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496455147

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER! “Ashley and Dino bring light and hope for relationships in this beautiful book. Explore Designed to Last with open eyes and an open heart, and discover how to find joy in the in-between.” —Liz Marie Galvan, bestselling author of Cozy White Cottage and LizMarieBlog Design a life intentionally. Grow faithfully. Create something beautiful that will last! Over half a million readers have joined the journey of Instagram sensations Ashley and Dino Petrone. Through their popular online community Arrows and Bow, Ashley and Dino share their adventures, mishaps, and joys of building a life together using an unexpected element: design. Now, in their much-anticipated debut book, Ashley and Dino invite readers into their home and relationship through their trademark honest and hilarious storytelling. They share both never-before-revealed and fan-favorite stories, including getting engaged after only three weeks! why they chose to wait until their wedding night moving into an RV with three kids (and they’re still speaking to each other!) the unexpected, painful circumstances that led them to find deeper hope turning Ashley’s creative hobby into a thriving business . . . and so. much. more! Ashley and Dino are the first to say they don’t have all the answers, but they welcome you to join them as they share the struggles and successes that come from intentionally staying committed to God and each other. Because when you build with faith, creativity, and love as the foundation . . . you build something designed to last. Includes exclusive photos and bonus DIY decorating tips!

Turning the Flywheel Book

Turning the Flywheel


  • Author : Jim Collins
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-02-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062933805

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Turning the Flywheel Excerpt :

A companion guidebook to the number-one bestselling Good to Great, focused on implementation of the flywheel concept, one of Jim Collins’ most memorable ideas that has been used across industries and the social sectors, and with startups. The key to business success is not a single innovation or one plan. It is the act of turning the flywheel, slowly gaining momentum and eventually reaching a breakthrough. Building upon the flywheel concept introduced in his groundbreaking classic Good to Great, Jim Collins teaches readers how to create their own flywheel, how to accelerate the flywheel’s momentum, and how to stay on the flywheel in shifting markets and during times of turbulence. Combining research from his Good to Great labs and case studies from organizations like Amazon, Vanguard, and the Cleveland Clinic which have turned their flywheels with outstanding results, Collins demonstrates that successful organizations can disrupt the world around them—and reach unprecedented success—by employing the flywheel concept.

Cultures Built to Last Book

Cultures Built to Last


  • Author : Richard DuFour
  • Publisher : Solution Tree Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-20
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936764754

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Cultures Built to Last Excerpt :

Take your professional learning community to the next level! Discover a systemwide approach for re-envisioning your PLC while sustaining growth and continuing momentum on your journey. You’ll move beyond isolated pockets of excellence while allowing every person in your school system—from teachers and administrators to students—the opportunity to be an instrument of lasting cultural change.

Great by Choice Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Great by Choice


  • Author : Jim Collins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062121004

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Great by Choice Excerpt :

Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns withanother groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive inuncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research,buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins andhis colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly greatenterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book isclassic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.

Built to Last Book

Built to Last


  • Author : Aurora Rey
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626395534

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Olivia Bennett is on the tenure track at Cornell University, the resident expert on Southern women writers. After moving to upstate New York from Atlanta, she falls in love with and purchases an old, run-down farmhouse. The only catch: she knows nothing about renovating a house, taking care of land, or snow. Joss Bauer is a New York native who grew up in her family’s construction business. She has a soft spot for old houses, but no patience for overpaid debutantes who want to play at country living. When Olivia hires Joss to do the renovations on her new home, the sparks fly, in more ways than one. It turns out both women have a lot to learn about life, love, and the meaning of home. But when a scandal threatens Olivia’s professional reputation, it puts her priorities and her newfound love on the line.

Homeownership Built to Last Book

Homeownership Built to Last


  • Author : Eric S. Belsky
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press with the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
  • Release Date : 2014-06-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815725640

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Homeownership Built to Last Excerpt :

The ups and downs in housing markets over the past two decades are without precedent, and the costs—financial, psychological, and social—have been enormous. Yet Americans overwhelmingly still aspire to homeownership, and many still view access to homeownership as an important ingredient for building wealth among historically disadvantaged groups. This timely volume reexamines the goals, risks, and rewards of homeownership in the wake of the housing bubble and subprime lending crisis. Housing, real estate, and finance experts explore the role of government in supporting homeownership, deliberate how homeownership can be made more sustainable, and discuss how best to balance affordability, access, and risk, particularly for minorities and lowincome families. Contributors: Eric S. Belsky (JCHS); Raphael W. Bostic (University of Southern California); Mark Calabria (Cato Institute); Kaloma Cardwell (University of California, Berkeley); Mark Cole (Hope LoanPort); J. Michael Collins (University of Wisconsin–Madison); Marsha J. Courchane (Charles River Associates); Andrew Davidson (Andrew Davidson and Co.); Christopher E. Herbert (JCHS); Leonard C. Kiefer (Freddie Mac); Alex Levin (Andrew Davidson and Co.); Adam J. Levitin (Georgetown University Law Center); Mark R. Lindblad (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Jeffrey Lubell (Abt Associates); Patricia A. McCoy (University of Connecticut School of Law); Daniel T. McCue (JCHS); Jennifer H. Molinsky (JCHS); Stephanie Moulton (Ohio State University); john a. powell (University of California–Berkeley); Roberto G. Quercia (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Janneke H. Ratcliffe (University of North Carolina); Carolina Reid (University of California–Berkeley); William M. Rohe (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Rocio Sanchez-Moyano (JCHS); Susan Wachter (University of Pennsylvania); Peter M. Zorn (Freddie Mac)

Built to Last Book

Built to Last


  • Author : Michael Murphy
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781544387482

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Building change for the long game It’s natural to resist change – but when we fundamentally commit to putting our students first, we must also commit to make lasting changes in current practice. Can we lead individuals and school teams to embrace strategic effort and lasting growth despite challenging circumstances and inevitable resistance? For school leaders willing to change their behavior on behalf of their teams, the answer is Yes! This practical, thoughtful book builds on what we already know about change, invites reflection, and provides guidance to develop changes that will last. Readers will learn to: Organize and create conditions in which staff and students flourish Focus on phases of change and address the critical leadership practices that will simultaneously move change forward and address the kinds of resistance that may appear Apply two long-term stories of district change to their own particular contexts, so they can avoid mistakes and focus on strategies that work Create their own relationship-rich, personalized path for leading and managing change We can build more reliable and effective changes in schools by ensuring steady progress over time. Dig into this informative book to discover the what, how, and why of a holistic change architecture to move your teams toward impactful changes that will stand the test of time.