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: Growth, Learning and Longevity in Business

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Must be a new kinda bulb their testing The last sections of the book describe the Shell’s people development program, which is not unlike the military program of moving people to different responsibilities throughout the company, rather than keeping them focused on one area of the business.

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Katie marked it as to-read Apr 03, In his book Arie explains why so many companies die early, and provides copany key to corporate longevity. Eug marked it as to-read Aug 26, The idea is to develop people who are adaptable and capable of handling new circumstances, while also indoctrinating them in the Shell culture. You take steps, one at a time, into an unknowable future” p.

The Living Company: Growth, Learning and Longevity in Business by Arie De Geus

Books by Arie De Geus. Explores the theme of organizational learning. Livint Amarsy marked it as to-read Jun 28, Venugopal R marked it as to-read Jun 08, About Arie De Geus. To ask other readers questions about The Living Companyplease sign up.

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Some stellar thoughts on how great, long-lived companies are different from the ‘standard’ economic company. Jul 31, Keoni Sanny rated it really liked it. Adaptation comes with a price when your company answers to wall street and your a player on someone else’s field.

It won’t tell you how to run your company or lead your team, but Mr. Refresh livlng try again.

Com rated it really liked it Feb 20, This was written a decade and a half ago, and there are definitely both examples that feel dated and more recent events that I’d love the author’s opinion on.


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Michele marked it as to-read Jun th, Gautam marked it as to-read Mar 21, 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?

Sridhar Pandurangiah marked it as to-read Oct 26, Given our current economic climate, I recommend to all organizational leaders regardless of country or industry. Best quotes, “Space must be created for people to experiment and take risks.

If this is true, then companies must be managed to encourage this growth and adaptability. Only those steeped in the habits of a living company will survive. Paul Zonneveld rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Krd marked it as to-read Aug 15, Open Preview See a Problem?