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Publisher's Summary

What could your company accomplish if it could attract and retain employees who buy into your organization's mission 100 percent?

Culture Wins is a practical yet challenging modern guidebook for organizations that want to own the future. Its firsthand insights into building a contagious culture will drive sustainable growth and innovation for any organization. You will build a healthy workplace, increase revenue, and change the world with the lessons you'll learn. Stop losing employees, grow your team, and build a contagious company culture that outlasts the competition.

There are books on general team building, there are books on workplace best practices, and there are books on leadership - but there is not a book that shows forward-thinking leaders how to integrate it into today's new job-hopping culture.

William Vanderbloemen uses his company's proven experience in staffing and organizational consulting to provide a global perspective of effective, thriving cultures - and how to create them.

©2018 William Vanderbloemen (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Profound Ideas but....

Won't say this is a great piece. But a good start particularly if you're just entering into the space of Corporate Culture. It spells out the basics but the idea of positioning the ideas as absolute is pushing things far. At the minimum, it's more of an opinion (of the author and the CEOs he interviewed) and not a research. So the ideas are profound, but they shouldn't be positioned as do or die practice.

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You can get the same information from better sources

It’s fine. Good read, but falls into the work should be your friends and family trap, and relies on some outdated, internal hiring non-sense which isn’t so much insight as much as it is something called connections. “I hired my son and my son’s friend and we worked together great.” No Duh. It’s kind of oblivious to it’s own biases and prejudices that in a modern and global world shows its own hand. It also calls work your framily unironically.

Again you can get the same info from other better, less we’re a big happy family sources. I recommend anything from Google.

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Practical Wisdom

Just finished Culture Wins by William Vanderbloemen. Fantastic practical wisdom. I wish I'd have had this resource 30 years ago. "Even when it's bad, culture wins". I implemented practices from this book on day 1 after reading. If you lead ANY team this book will help you.

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Too religious

This book is too religious for my liking. It might have some good points but religion only causes problems.

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Good effort to put a weird theory into words

Author does a decent job with the abstract theory, some parts of the book are interesting.. rest.. not so much..

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a bit repetitive

feels like it could be 2 hrs - content repetitive. not much actionable info, but good intro to culture

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Culture wins!

Very true. Culture wins. It must built and nurtured intentionally. New hires must demonstrate as close a cultural fit as possible otherwise they won’t blend in. It’s also true that culture evolves. Thanks for bringing out key lessons about creating a great organizational culture and a great working environment.

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structured

author presents a sructured way of thinking and approach to organisational culture creation, management and retention. Useful for beginners.

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Different angle on work environment

Ending is a bit repetitive but the book is overall a great read. It does put the overall work culture into perspective and shows how some small looking things can result in losing money and control of company.

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Ridiculously Informative!

A must read for any industry to help identify their kind of crazy work culture.
Loved it.
William is a superb narrator with a style and cadence that will keep a listener engaged.

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overly simplistic

I didn't find anything in this book that was new or inspiring. other books in this genre are more compelling

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