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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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Ashok rated it really liked it May 01, John rated it really liked it Nov 02, Artem Dayneko rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Vidya marked it as to-read Sep 10, Johann marked it as to-read Apr 07, The Living Company speaks not just to aspiring leaders, but to anyone trying to adapt to a turbulent business df.

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I just did not expect such deep holistic and fresh thoughts on organizations. Startup Ngo rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Adaptation comes with a price when your company answers to wall street and your a player on someone else’s field.

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The Living Company by Arie De Geus

Gustavo Fernandes rated it it was amazing May 27, He argues that just as organisms must adapt to their changing environment or die, so too must companies. Matthew rated it really liked it Sep 15, Best quotes, “Space must be created for people to experiment and take risks.

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Paul rated it liked it Mar 10, Nabila Amarsy marked it as to-read Jun 28, Kristine rated it really liked it Jun 12, You take steps, one at a time, comany an unknowable future” p. They create opportunities for employees to learn from one another.

The Living Company: Growth, Learning and Longevity in Business

Amber Webber is currently reading it Nov 03, Please review our privacy policy. These managers also focus on developing people.

Throughout the book, de Geus describes two extremes of company organization in a variety of ways: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Michele marked it as to-read Jun 19, Jason Lynch marked it as to-read ,iving 19, I now take pause on that popular issue of whether corporations are people. But there are a few remarkable firms that have withstood the test of several centuries.


Nick Gogerty rated it it was ok Jul 01, 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 case. Gautam marked it as to-read Mar xrie, I was not sure I would like the contents. Gues living company is more likely to handle change well and adapt, since it is run and cared for with ecology in mind.

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Nick Wipf-Grant marked it as to-read Apr 18, Sridhar Pandurangiah marked it as to-read Oct 26, The concepts of a learning organization, personality and ecology gus it worth reading. Only those steeped in the habits of a living company will survive. About Arie De Geus.