Jason Jennings' Book "The Reinventors" Features Arrow Electronics
Best-selling author Jason Jennings in his new book, "The Reinventors," reveals how great companies continue to grow and stay one step ahead of the competition.
In "The Reinventors," Mr. Jennings describes Arrow Electronics Chairman, President and CEO Mike Long as "The Quintessential Reinventor," and examines some of Mr. Long's central business beliefs. The book reveals what Mr. Long means when he says: "We keep the entrepreneurs 'entrepreneurial'," "We make everyone feel they're a part of it," and "We are ferocious learners." The following are two brief excerpts:
As a teenager Long worked for a contractor, digging holes and hauling lumber, and during high school he learned enough carpentry that by the age of eighteen he'd started his own construction business. "It was the construction business and playing football for the University of Wisconsin that got me through school," he says. While most CEOs with a background in athletics cite sports as a key influence in their lives, it was Long's construction experience that taught him how to grow a business without a lot of money."
(Mike Long says), "I liken our journey to driving on a highway and visiting new cities. Every time you go to a new city you'll learn something, but in order for that to happen, you have to be on the highway. We don't know where every road will take us, but it won't take us anyplace unless we're on the journey.
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