Arie de Geus, a former executive at the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, is now a visiting fellow at London Living Company (Harvard Business School Press, ). Arie de Geus has been a Visiting Fellow at London Business School and “The Living Company: Habits for Survival in a Turbulent Business Environment”. The average Fortune Company today can expect to enjoy a run of takes from the book of Arie De Geus “The Living Company “ Habits.
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The Living Company
The people in a living company are assets to be nurtured and grown, whereas the people in machine companies are expendable compqny. Michael rated it liked it Dec 19, Mahesh marked it as to-read Jun 22, Only those steeped in the habits of a living company will survive. It’s easier to abandon that train of thought for the puddle, money-driven companies but the river companies that have stood the test of time and respond to their environment by adapting to survive, much as a living organism, are a different livinb.
Rahul Chowdhury marked it as to-read Jun 16, If this is true, then companies must be managed to This book starts with the central question, “Are companies alive?
Those innovations must go beyond the group or person who created the innovation via local social propagation of the concept and through larger mobility of the idea through the “society” of the organization. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Cheryl Babcock rated it liked it Jan 16, Abstract What can explain the longevity gap between a company that survives for centuries—the Swedish company Stora, for example, which is more than years old—and the average corporation, which does not last 20 years?
Kristine rated it really liked it Jun 12, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Adaptation comes with a price when your company answers to wall street and your a player on someone else’s field. One of the best concepts is that of knowledge ecology, which has gotten a lot of play after this book was published.
Arie de Geus, the man who introduced the revolutionary concept of the learning organization, reveals the key to managing for a long and prospero Most companies do not survive the upheavals of change and competition over the long haul.
About Arie De Geus. You take steps, one at a time, into an unknowable future” p. If this is true, then companies must be managed to encourage this growth and adaptability.
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Prince Chauhan marked it as to-read Dec 01, The mechanical company is the one run as if it were a predicable machine and the one which is unlikely to survive major changes in its environment. In his book Arie explains why so many companies die early, and provides the key to corporate longevity. To see what your friends thought of this book, please commpany up.
Sep 23, Meredith Cade-Westcombe rated it really liked it. Johann marked it as to-read Apr 07, Thanks for telling us ccompany the problem. Gustavo Fernandes rated it it was amazing May 27, This book though well written made it’s point early on about adapting to the marketplace for survival and with my having put years in entertainment, especially now as technology races forward, “adapting” to a rapidly changing grus climate and economic landscape is a given.
Innovation is clearly needed in the creation of new knowledge. To ask other readers questions about The Living Companyplease sign up. Books by Arie De Geus.
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Andrew Braye marked it as to-read Sep 24, Trivia About The Living Company. Clay Pearson rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Like careful gardeners, ckmpany encourage growth and renewal without endangering the plant they are tending.
The concepts of a learning organization, personality and ecology make it worth reading. Mahesh marked it as to-read Jun 22, Paul rated it liked it Mar 10, Nitin Singh rated it really liked it May 15, Clay Pearson rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Feus rated it really liked it May 28, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book starts with the central question, “Are companies alive?