How to build your company to last?
I would like to start an cycle of blog posts about the topics which inspires me to to change my way of thinking.
I would like to bring to your attention educative Podcast: Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffmann.
There are many interesting topics. I would like to present to episode "How to build your company to last?"
Forget being a "Unicorn." Learn to be a “Phoenix.” You can scale a company that lasts 100+ years, if you have the resilience to rise and fall, and rise again.
This episode inspired to honor 10 “Phoenix Companies”:
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
For an inspiring, multi-generational toolbox of adaptability, innovation and family legacy (not to mention designs that are nothing short of iconic) Fiat is one of our favorite #PhoenixCompanies. Hear about their evolution from a "horseless carriage"
For 100 years of the little red wagon - reinvented as the little red tricycle ... and the little red Tesla. Radio Flyer is one of #PhoenixCompanies we admire. Hear about their 100+ year history of design, delight and comebacks on our new
Hey General Electric, for your sense of scale (Hello, Panama Canal!), your leading voice in diversity and showing the masses how cool science is since 1892 — you're one of our favorite
For personifying cool through generations — while remaining true to their cowboy roots (since 1853) Levi's.
From tabulators to electric typewriters, punch cards to Watson -- and yes for being among the first to understand the power of AI, there is a loooong list of reasons IBM is one of our favorite 100-year-old
For the innovations that make mass-scale human flight possible, from the B&W seaplane to the 737 Max, at 101 years old, you're one of our favorite
For 100 years of incredible foresight by way of binoculars, microscopes and must-have cameras... For equipping decades of photographers, Nikon is one of our favorite #PhoenixCompanies
ABC Carpet & Home
For asking the big questions ("Why are we here?") and transforming a brand known for quality carpets into a jaw-dropping high-end design destination ABC Carpet & Home is one of our favorite#PhoenixCompanies. Hear about their evolution in this week's episode of the Masters of Scale
For preserving what's good (a 200-year-old recipe!) while experimenting with new flavors (literally), Jim Beam - established in 1795 - is one of our favorite #PhoenixCompanies
The New York Times
For continually reinventing media models (from "The Gray Lady" to "The Daily" podcast) while staying utterly true to a timeless mission since 1851, New York Times is one of our beloved
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