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Built to Last : Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

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HarperCollins Publications

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Based on a groundbreaking and influential research project, this "Industry Week" Book of the Year for 1995 has begun to fundamentally change the way in which executives think about long-term success. This new edition features an Introduction by the authors which describes what they have learned since the book's original publication.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix(4)
Introduction to the Paperback Edition xiii(10)
Preface xxiii
Chapter 1: The Best of the Best
Chapter 2: Clock Building, Not Time Telling
Interlude: No "Tyranny of the OR"
Chapter 3: More Than Profits
Chapter 4: Preserve the Core/Stimulate Progress
Chapter 5: Big Hairy Audacious Goals
Chapter 6: Cult-Like Cultures
Chapter 7: Try a Lot of Stuff and Keep What Works
Chapter 8: Home-Grown Management
Chapter 9: Good Enough Never Is
Chapter 10: The End of the Beginning
Chapter 11: Building the Vision
Epilogue: Frequently Asked Questions 241(8)
Appendix 1: Research Issues 249(7)
Appendix 2: Founding Roots of Visionary Companies and Comparison Companies 256(21)
Appendix 3: Tables 277(28)
Appendix 4: Chapter Notes 305(29)
Index 334

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