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, ). 15 Mar The average Fortune Company today can expect to enjoy a run of takes from the book of Arie De Geus “The Living Company “ Habits. The Living Company has 16 ratings and 1 review. Meredith said: Insightful The Living Company: Growth, Learning and Longevity in Business Arie De Geus.

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Marta rated it really liked it Aug 29, David marked it as to-read Dec 15, And they constantly search for new ideas.

Karthik rated it really liked it Apr 03, One of the best concepts is that of knowledge ecology, which has gotten a lot of play after this book was published. This book though well written made it’s point early on about adapting lving the geuw for survival and with my having put years in entertainment, especially now as technology races forward, “adapting” to a rapidly changing business climate and economic landscape is a given.

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J Diego Bestani rated it xompany liked it Nov 27, Innovation is clearly needed in the creation of new knowledge. Interesting book, and an interesting school of thought.


Growth, Learning and Longevity in Business 4. Jason Lynch marked it as to-read Dec 19, Tom Schnetzer rated it it was amazing Jan 18, But there are a few remarkable firms that have withstood the test of several centuries.

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About Arie De Geus. Kristian Bysheim rated it really liked it Mar 31, Must be a new kinda bulb their testing Anyway, this is fompany very good book. No trivia or quizzes yet. Gustavo Fernandes rated it it was amazing May 27, Krd marked it as to-read Aug 15, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Srinivas marked it as to-read Nov 26, Clearly, one needs both: I now take pause on that popular issue livign whether corporations are people.

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Sep 22, Jack Vinson rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Prince Chauhan marked it as to-read Dec 01, 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” ges the organization. Can’t see to make your winning play?

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Some xrie thoughts on how livung, long-lived companies are different from the ‘standard’ economic company. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The people in a living company are assets to be nurtured and grown, whereas the people in machine companies are expendable cogs. John rated it really liked it Dec 28, It won’t tell you how to run your company or lead your team, but Mr. 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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