When James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras wrote their hugely popular 1994 book, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, they began by stating clearly that they did not mean to write about visionary leaders, product concepts or market insights. Their goal was to find visionary companies.
But what about successful individuals?
Mark Thompson and Stewart Emery, co-authors with Porras of Success Built to Last, spoke recently with Knowledge@Wharton about their new book.
Can the characteristics of successful businesses also be applied to people? Are there common characteristics among those who are consistently successful?
The answer, it seems, is yes.
Read all about it here.