• How companies succeed for 100 years.

    Success factors from a 10 year study.

    Enduring success

  • Insights from a 10 year study

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    What distinguishes the truly great? They are intelligently conservative. This means that they are open for new ideas but never bet the entire company on a new initiative. They acknowledge that prior strategies had some merit and make careful adjustments. And their leaders are solid company men and women, not charismatic superstars.

  • The Book - buy on amazon

    Enduring Success addresses a key question in business today: How can companies succeed over time? To learn the source of enduring greatness, Christian Stadler directed a team of eight researchers in a study of some of the world's oldest and most stellar companies.


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    "Christian analysis of business history is a source of inspiration for the future." —Jeroen van der Veer, former CEO of Shell


    "Christian has a great skill for blending extensive empirical research with interesting case examples and coming out in the end with practical ideas." —Chris Zook, author of Profit from the Core


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  • chrisitan stadler

    The Author

    Christian Stadler is a professor of strategic management at Warwick Business School. His work focuses on how companies grow, adapt, and consistently beat their competitors, most recently with an interest in open strategy. He shared his ideas with executives and students across the globe as well as through articles and interviews for CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg Business Week, Fast Company, and a Blog on Forbes. 


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    I write for Forbes and occasionally for the Harvard Business Review and The Conversation.

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