One of the most successful books on contemporary business-thinking, presents the successful habits of 18 visionary companies.
Secret sauce of the book:
Enduring and successful organizations set clear Big Hairy Audacious Goals(BHAG), and they strive to achieve them by sticking to their core values.
Top ten ideas:
10. Be a clock builder, not a time teller
9. Have a sense of purpose: a motive for the team
8.Articulate an ideology which is "more than profits"
5.Try a lot of stuff and keep what works
4.Good enough never is: force the team members out of their comfort zone
3.The end of the beginning: Translate core ideology into the fabric of the organization
2.Preserve the core, stimulate progress
1. Set Big Hairy Audacious Goals(BHAG)
Tester's take on BHAGs:
First, teams need to find sBUGs - Small Bald Unaudacious Goals and destroy them. Then set the BHAGs and focus on achieving them.
Discussion: Tuesday lunch in 36:
We will discuss the ideas of "Built to last" during lunch (noon) on Tuesday, in building 36 (Redmond)
I would like to thank Joe Schumacher for his inspiration and Andy Tischaefer for his guidance.
Disclaimer:All ideas presented in this blog are compiled from the book, "Built to Last" by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras.
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