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Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do about it

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Now in paper--Adizes' fascinating work that likens corporations to living organisms. Exploring their developmental stages, Adizes focuses on normal/healthy problems that lead to growth, versus abnormal/pathological problems that, if left untreated, lead to a company's death.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by NYIF (first published October 28th 1987)
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N013e
Feb 13, 2017 rated it liked it
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Если выкинуть каждое второе предложение, книга ничего не потеряет. Полезная, но чудовищно мыльная книга. Видимо автор попал в Ловушку Основателя и не допустил никакого редактора к рукописи.
Lori
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Profound wisdom, but it felt like so much work to get there. The author creates an elaborate vocabulary which is required to keep tracking throughout the book. Because if its complexity I will probably retain less than I might otherwise. I wish there was a version of this book included only the essential truths.
Anna Chudnovsky
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Exellent structure of the book, the system is so exciting as physical formulas describing how the Universe runs, in so short words, so clear as a poetry, with crystal logic and lively examples. My pleasure during reading could be compare only with understanding how the system works.
With best to author!
SP
Nov 13, 2007 rated it really liked it
I never thought I could rave about a business management book, but this one is really good and explains so well so much of what I've observed about organisations. It's well-researched, practical, insightful, realistic, and a really useful tool for building healthy, growing organisations.
Роман Шатерник
Крутая теория жизненного цикла компании. Можно анализировать, смотреть нормальные, аномальные и паталогические проблемы, а также искать способы их разруливания. Но довольно сложный язык. И в конце малость перебор про привязку концепции к библии и мирозданию :)
Josh Allan Dykstra
Insightful and organic perspective on organizations. Drifts into technical profile-speak in second half in regards to the Adizes method.
Irene Mazepa
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Worth rereading several times
Mehdihajikarimloo
May 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So realistic management book with a good system view to organization that discribe corporates in diffrent stage and shows how to act in that stage
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Ichak Adizes is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading management experts. Over the course of more than 40 years, he has developed and refined a proprietary methodology that enables corporations, governments, and complex organizations to accomplish exceptional results and manage accelerated change without destructive conflicts. Leadership Excellence Journal named him one of the Top 30 T ...more
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