"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 Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Collins and Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies -- they have an average age of nearly one hundred years and have outperformed the general stock market by a factor of fifteen since 1926 -- and studied each company 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 other companies?"
What separates General Electric, 3M, Merck, Wal-Mart, Hewlett-Packard, Walt Disney, and Philip Morris from their rivals? How, for example, did Procter & Gamble, which began life substantially behind rival Colgate, eventually prevail as the premier institution in its industry? How was Motorola able to move from a humble battery repair business into integrated circuits and cellular communications, while Zenith never became dominant in anything other than TVs? How did Boeing unseat McDonnell Douglas as the world's best commercial aircraft company -- what did Boeing have that McDonnell Douglas lacked?
By answering such questions, Collins and Porras go beyond the incessant barrage of management buzzwords and fads of the day to discover timeless qualities that have consistently distinguished out-standing companies. They also provide inspiration to all executives and entrepreneurs by destroying the false but widely accepted idea that only charismatic visionary leaders can build visionary companies.
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 twenty-first century and beyond.
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2021 Time Magazine’s Elon Musk man of the year. Looking back at 2021 it was truly a historical and great year for Elon Musk. To his followers it was no question that Elon Musk was bestowed the honor of “Man of the Year” and the richest man on earth.
Assertiveness: How to Be Yourself in Every Situation is designed to provide the reader with instant practical solutions to the everyday real-life situations we all face at home, at work and at play. No matter how successful we are, we all face stressful and hard-to-handle challenges in daily life, and if we want to be as happy and healthy as we can- we must learn to assert ourselves, make our voices heard and approach life with confidence and self-assurance. This book provides a roadmap to help you navigate your way through challenging opportunities, hurdles and milestones. Taking universal scenarios case by case, and packed with practical tips, this down-to-earth book will give you the tools to build your self esteem and become happier, healthier, and in control of your own destiny.
Imagine You… Talking to You…
What would you say?
Would you be proud of who you’ve become?
In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz brings us the wisdom from the Toltecs.
The Toltecs were religious warriors who spread the cult of their god to all corners of their Empire.
Their wisdom and teachings are timeless and universal.
Have you ever gone through a day and wondered…
… what the heck have I done today?
Maybe you’ve done something ‘bad’ and you find yourself in disbelief.
Moments to moments, we are guided by our values and beliefs.
When was the last time you upgraded your values and beliefs?
The Four Agreements is written by Don Miguel Ruiz and first published in 1997. Since then, the book has sold over 8.2 million copies in the US and has been translated into 46 languages. It has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over a decade.
Here’s what you’ll discover…
--- Agreement #1: Be Impeccable With Your Word
--- Agreement #2: Don’t Take Anything Personally
--- Agreement #3: Don’t Make Assumptions
--- Agreement #4: Always Do Your Best
--- And so much more.
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Untold numbers of American businesswomen received their first lessons in salesmanship, money management, customer relations, marketing and fulfillment selling Girl Scout cookies, but, as readers will learn, The Girl Scouts stand for much more than cookies and badges. In fact, there is no other organization remotely comparable in size, experience, and resources devoted to developing the leadership in girls than that of the GSUSA. Defining the way the Girl Scouts do business, the business of leadership, Tough Cookies will capture the essence of the unique ways in which the GSUSA is run, and why it is so successful, inspiring readers everywhere. Telling the story for how the Girl Scouts organization adopted a set of fundamental principles for sustainingand buildinga 100-year old organization, Tough Cookies will demonstrate how the GSUSA have managed not only to transform themselves, but transform the rising generations of young women and the world they will inherit.
Kevin Allen, author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling The Hidden Agenda: A Proven Way to Win Business and Create a Following, is back, with a fabulously entertaining (and true) tale of a newly minted leader made buoyant during The Case of the Missing Cutlery: A Leadership Course for the Rising Star. As a young manager at an airline catering facility, Kevin had to find out why silverware was disappearing at a rapid clip. The route to solving this mystery of The Case of the Missing Cutlery results in Kevin learning to rise to the occasion, to become a leader who inspires followers and is able to rely on their hard work and support. For those who might find reading about leadership success at the Fortune 50 level inspiring but too far removed from their experience, the author offers up this down-to-earth story of an everyday employee turned rising star. The Case of the Missing Cutlery also provides exercises and further examples to bring the leadership messages home. [This edition contains content previously published as The Buoyant Leader.]
Positive thinking is all about seeing the positive side of everything. It is an emotional and mental attitude focusing on the bright side of life and giving up negativity. The ones who substitute negative thoughts for positive thoughts are successful in life most of the times. Positive Psychology focuses on positivity and optimism, but at times one has to think on a realistic level. Positive thinking mentality can attract good health, happiness, success while making one courageous that he/she may overcome any of the obstacles, calamities or difficulties in life.
But, unfortunately, it is not followed or embraced by all. There are those who consider positive thinking to be nonsense and so there are so many suicidal cases. People give up hopes, aspirations and embrace negative thoughts to doubt their abilities and finally giving up their lives. It is said that success starts from the moment one starts thinking positively. The popularity of positive thinking is on the rise and that is why there are so many lectures, books, and courses solely dedicated to positive thinking.
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