Víctor GeisBuilt to Last

Built to Last

A brief, no fluff, summary of Jim Collins and Jerry Porras’s Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies.

Table of Contents

  1. Visionary Leadership
  2. Enduring Core Values
  3. Long-Term Focus
  4. Innovative Culture
  5. Commitment to Excellence
  6. Adaptive Flexibility
  7. Strong Brand Identity
  8. Empowered Employees
  9. Social Responsibility
  10. Continuous Learning

Visionary Leadership

Leaders with a clear vision drive successful companies. They persistently pursue long-term goals, inspiring others to follow suit.

Enduring Core Values

Prosperous companies anchor decisions in enduring core values, providing a stable foundation even amid change.

Long-Term Focus

Long-term success takes precedence for visionary companies, investing patiently in strategies for sustained growth and profitability.

Innovative Culture

A culture of innovation and constant improvement distinguishes enduring companies. They encourage trying new things, adapting to change to stay ahead.

Commitment to Excellence

Relentless pursuit of excellence characterizes visionary companies. High performance standards aim to exceed customer expectations, fostering continuous innovation.

Adaptive Flexibility

Successful companies display flexibility to adapt to changing environments, willingly adjusting strategies, structures, and processes to remain competitive.

Strong Brand Identity

A strong brand identity connects enduring companies with their audience, building trust through consistent delivery on promises and maintaining a positive reputation.

Empowered Employees

Empowering employees fuels the success of visionary companies. Growth opportunities, a supportive work environment, and recognition of achievements are key.

Social Responsibility

Acknowledging their impact on society, successful companies engage in social responsibility initiatives, contributing to community well-being and the environment.

Continuous Learning

Visionary companies promote a culture of continuous learning and evolution. They encourage curiosity, experimentation, and idea exchange, fostering a dynamic and innovative organizational culture.