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This book is the Magnum Opus of what one might - perhaps prematurely - call the "middle period" of Ichak Adizes' work. It is an updated version of his most famous title, Corporate Lifecycles, translated into a huge and growing number of languages worldwide. Its extreme usefulness for managing change is - I think - a big reason why the Adizes influence spread deep into China and the former Soviet zone during the first decade of the 21st century. It describes the very different challenges of managing organizations at different stages of development, and in this respect it covers the same territory as his shorter book The Pursuit of Prime. However, Managing Corporate Lifecycles delves down into the theoretical particulars and internal jargon of the Adizes Methodology. It really is a touchstone volume for people already knowledgeable of and committed to the Methodology - while at the same time offering just enough support for readers who are new to Adizes (a-DEE-zus), but otherwise knowledgeable about starting and leading organizations.If you have read both The Pursuit of Prime and another Adizes title - Mastering Change - you will be well positioned to fully follow and understand the contents of this book. There are many great introductions to the Adizes Methodology, and many titles that continue the conversations through which the Methodology evolves, but this book is like a central reference for everybody in the Adizes ecosystem. Understanding it makes it possible for you to follow the conversation about what has changed since this landmark work was published.