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Good To Great

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Can a good company become a great one? If so, how?

After a five-year research project, Jim Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organisation to make the leap from good to great while other organisations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising - at times even shocking - to the modern mind.

Good to Great achieves a rare distinction: a management book full of vital ideas that reads as well as a fast-paced novel. It is widely regarded as one of the most important business books ever written.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 162mm | 536g
  • PIMLICO
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0712676090
  • 9780712676090
  • 1,056

Table of contents

Good is the enemy of great; level 5 leadership; first who - then what; confront the brutal facts (yet never lose faith); hedgehog concept; a culture of discipline; technology accelerators; the flywheel and the doom loop; from good to great to built to last.
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Review Text

Following on from "Built To Last" which was about how to establish a successful business, this book looks at how to develop a good company into a great one.
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in this category (management books) there is nothing to touch Jim Collins... It is essential reading. * Sunday Times Business Books of the Year * Peppered with dozens of stories and examples from the great and not-so-great, Collins lays a well-reasoned roadmap to excellence that any organisation would do well to consider. Like Built to Last, Good to Great is one of those books that managers and CEOs will be reading and rereading for years to come. * Amazon.co.uk Review * ...a must-read... * Management Today * ...seminal... * The Times * ...the biggest selling and most influential management book of the new millennium. * Financial Times *
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About Jim Collins

Jim Collins is author or co-author of six books that have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, including the bestsellers Good to Great, Built to Last, and How the Mighty Fall. Jim began his research and teaching career on the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. He now operates a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, where he conducts research, teaches, and consults with executives from the corporate and social sectors.

More about Jim and his works can be found at his e-teaching site, where he has assembled articles, audio clips, a recommended reading list, discussion guide, tools, and other information. The site is designed to be a place for students to study and learn: www.jimcollins.com
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