Go Long: Why Long-Term Thinking Is Your Best Short-Term Strategy
The lifespans of companies are growing shorter each day. Why do some companies thrive and grow, while others fail? Inspired by the CEO Academy, the annual off-the-record gathering of chief executive officers organized by the authors, Go Long reveals how some of the world's most prominent business leaders resisted short-term pressures to successfully manage their organizations for the long term, and in turn, aim to create more jobs, more satisfied customers, and more shareholder wealth. In Go Long, authors Dennis Carey, Brian Dumaine, Michael Useem, and Rodney Zemmel take you behind-the-scenes to witness the business decisions that are enabling leading organizations to outsmart and outlast the competition.
- Why did CEO Larry Merlo allow CVS to take a $2 billion hit--on purpose?
- How did CEO Alan Mulally maneuver Ford's $48 billion turnaround?
- How did director Maggie Wilderotter and her fellow board members engage top management to embark on an unusual exercise to help Hewlett Packard Enterprise build a long-term strategy?
- Why did CEO Paul Polman's turn back to Unilever's original mission of leading with a purpose to fuel profits?
- How did CEO Ivan Seidenberg convince his investors and board to allow him to make a $150 billion bet?
- How did CEO George Buckley find a way to address investor calls for 3M to spend less on research and development while still finding a way to innovate?
"For anyone who is concerned about the importance of forcing longer-term objectives into a public company short-term mindset and who wants to learn more about some of the heroes of this effort, this book is a godsend. Indeed, it should be mandatory reading for the CEOs and boards of all public companies." --David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder & Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group
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