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Summary Jim Collins and Jerry Porras' Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies Audiobook

Summary Jim Collins and Jerry Porras' Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

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Publisher's Summary

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?"

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.

This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour the full book. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This is a summary that is not intended to be used without reference to the original book.

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    This audiobook is far and away the worst I’ve ever listened to. It sounds like the narrator recorded each word individually and then assembled the audiobook by stringing them all together. I usually listen to books at 2.5x and have very high comprehension. With this book I slowed it down to 1x and still had very little comprehension.

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    Chris Flynn 08-12-17
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    Sounds like it was read by a 1980's computer. It was really hard to focus and pay attention.

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    J.D. & Deanna Perry 04-25-17
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    "nit an engaging audio presentation"

    Collins is a great writer and the book contains great info but is very poorly presented. sounds almost like they used a computer generated voice that would barely pause. hard to make it through the whole thing but thankfully it's very short.

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    Found it near to impossible to understand due to the use of an automated voice to read the text.

    Don't bother and buy the book.

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