9780875847825

The Living Company

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  • ISBN13:

    9780875847825

  • ISBN10:

    087584782X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-04-01
  • Publisher: Harvard Business School Pr

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Summary

In "The Living Company", the man who first introduced the revolutionary concept of the learning organization turns his attention to identifying the critical characteristics of organizational longevity. The book speaks to everyone trying to adapt to a turbulent business environment.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii(6)
Peter M. Senge
Acknowledgments xiii
Prologue: The Lifespan of a Company 1(14)
Learning 15(62)
1 The Shift from Capitalism to a Knowledge Society
15(7)
2 The Memory of the Future
22(16)
3 Tools for Foresight
38(17)
4 Decision Making as a Learning Activity
55(22)
Persona (Identity) 77(54)
5 Only Living Beings Learn
77(23)
6 Managing for Profit or for Longevity: Is There a Choice?
100(31)
Ecology 131(40)
7 Flocking
131(10)
8 The Tolerant Company
142(17)
9 The Corporate Immune System
159(12)
Evolution 171(28)
10 Conservatism in Financing
171(16)
11 Power: Nobody Should Have Too Much
187(12)
Epilogue: The Company of the Future 199(4)
Notes 203(6)
Index 209(6)
About the Author 215

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