Managing for the Long Run

Lessons in Competitive Advantage from Great Family Businesses


Author: Danny Miller,Isabelle Le Breton-Miller

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781591394150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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Fidelity, Hallmark, Michelin, and Wal-Mart are renowned industry powerhouses with long leadership track records. Yet these celebrated companies are united by another factor not generally equated with competitive success: They are all family-controlled businesses. While many view the hallmarks of family businesses—stable strategies, clan cultures, and unencumbered family ownership—as weaknesses, Danny Miller and Isabelle Le Breton-Miller argue that it is these very characteristics that create formidable competitive advantages for many such firms. Managing for the Long Run draws from a worldwide study of enduring, family-run organizations—including Cargill, Timken, L.L. Bean, The New York Times, and IKEA—to reveal their unconventional success strategies and how these strategies can be adopted and applied in any organization. Miller and Le Breton-Miller show how four driving passions of family-run firms—command, continuity, community, and connection—give rise to a set of practices that defy modern management thinking yet ensure a company’s long term competitive advantage. Outlining how these practices can enhance strategic efforts from operations to brand leadership to innovation, this book shows what every company must do to manage for the long run.

In for the Long Run

A Firefighter's Marathon for Burn Survivors


Author: Randy Gleason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979399442

Category: Fire fighters

Page: 224

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Firefighter Gleason recently ran the Marine Corps Marathon to raise more than $15,000 for burn survivors. Now he's written an inspiring book that describes how he trained for this grueling race while soliciting donations.

Economics in the Long Run

New Deal Theorists and Their Legacies, 1933-1993


Author: Theodore Rosenof

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807864234

Category: History

Page: 240

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Though understandably preoccupied with the immediate problems of the Great Depression, the generation of economists that came to the forefront in the 1930s also looked ahead to the long-term consequences of the crisis and proposed various solutions to prevent its recurrence. Theodore Rosenof examines the long-run theories and legacies of four of the leading members of this generation: John Maynard Keynes of Great Britain, who influenced the New Deal from afar; Alvin Hansen and Gardiner Means, who fought over the direction of New Deal policy; and Joseph Schumpeter, an opponent of the New Deal. Rosenof explores the conflicts that arose among long-run theorists, arguing that such disputes served eventually to set the stage for the emergence and domination of a short-run Keynesian approach to economic policy that collapsed under the impact of 1970s stagflation. Tracing the subsequent revival of long-run theories, Rosenof demonstrates their relevance to an understanding of the economy's problems over the past quarter-century and to the current debate over public policy. Originally published in 1997. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

In the Long Run We're All Dead

The Canadian Turn to Fiscal Restraint


Author: Timothy Lewis

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774845260

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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In The Long Run We're All Dead: The Canadian Turn to Fiscal Restraint offers the first comprehensive scholarly account of this vital public policy issue. Lewis deftly analyzes the history of deficit finance from before Confederation through Canada's postwar Keynesianism to the retrenchment of the Mulroney and Chr�tien years. In doing so, he illuminates how the political conditions for Ottawa's deficit elimination in the 1990s materialized after over 20 consecutive years in the red, and how the decline of Canadian Keynesianism has made way for the emergence of politics organized around balanced budgets.

The Long Run

A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete


Author: Matt Long

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609611799

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 292

View: 8421

A New York City firefighter's emotional and inspiring memoir of learning to run again after a debilitating accident. "The Long Run" is an emotional and incredibly honest story about Long's determination to fight through fear, despair, loneliness, and intense physical and psychological pain to regain the life he once had.

In the Long Run

A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays


Author: Jordan Schildcrout

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429560397

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 4606

In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays presents in-depth analysis of 15 plays that ran over 1,000 performances, examining what made each so popular in its time—and then, in many cases, fall into obscurity. Covering one hundred years of theatre history, it traces the long-running Broadway play as a distinct cultural phenomenon that rises and falls from 1918 to 2018. Each chapter focuses on the longest-running plays of a particular decade, synthesizing historical research and dramaturgical analysis to explain how they functioned as works of theatrical art, cultural commodities, and reflections of the values, conflicts, and fantasies of their times. At the heart of each play’s history are the ideological contradictions often present in works of popular culture that appeal to diverse audiences, particularly around issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality. Suitable for anyone with an interest in Broadway and its history, In the Long Run explores the nature of time in this ephemeral art form, the tensions between commerce and art, between popularity and prestige, and the changing position of the Broadway play within American popular culture.

The Long Run


Author: Michael Seibert


ISBN: 0557545579


Page: N.A

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The Long Run


Author: Leo Furey

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590305280

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 7911

In the face of loneliness and brutality, a group of boys in the Mount Kildare Orphanage, located in the small city of St. John's, Newfoundland, bands together to look out for one another and secretly train for the city's marathon.

Profits in the Long Run


Author: Dennis C. Mueller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521306935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 2885

Discovers that there are persistent differences in market power among large U. S. companies by analyzing data for the 1000 largest manufacturing firms in 1950 and 1972. Considers the influence of risk, sales, diversification, growth and managerial control on long run profitability.