Strategy Lessons from the Best Companies

Strategy Lessons from the Best Companies

Each year, since 1997 the Hay Group has been engaged by Fortune to conduct research to identify the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” Hay Group begins with a list of 1,400 candidate companies. This list is pulled from Future 1,000 companies (a list of the top revenue producing companies in the U.S.), the Future’s Global 500 list (non-U.S. companies with revenue over $10 billion), and top foreign companies within the U.S.  Through surveys of business executives, securities analysts and others, they come up with the “World’s Most Admired Companies” list.

The top 10 most admired companies for 2011 that we will begin our focus on include:

  1. Apple
  2. Google
  3. Berkshire Hathaway
  4. Southwest Airlines
  5. Procter & Gamble
  6. Coca-Cola
  8. FedEx
  9. Microsoft
  10. McDonald’s

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