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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the…

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

by James C. Collins

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A must read business book! ( )
  holtkevin | Mar 11, 2016 |
A very well researched books with a lot of tips for companies that want to make the leap from Good to Great. One common theme here is, leaders who stayed the course and all of whom were home grown and rose thru the ranks.
  danoomistmatiste | Jan 24, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this book. The message is clear and the stories are interesting. ( )
  susan259 | Jan 20, 2016 |
Recommended by AT&T AVP Joe Gillman
  cemontijo | Jan 18, 2016 |
A very well researched books with a lot of tips for companies that want to make the leap from Good to Great. One common theme here is, leaders who stayed the course and all of whom were home grown and rose thru the ranks.
  kkhambadkone | Jan 17, 2016 |
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Jim Collins new book is titled Good To Great. If you haven't read it yet, buy, beg, or borrow it. It's that important.
Collins calls Good To Great a "prequel" to his hugely successful Built To Last. I call it the most important Business Leadership book I have read in a long time.

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Pourquoi certaines entreprises affichant des performances plutot moyennes décolent ils soudain pour rejoinder le peloton de tete?

Peandant 5 ans Jim Collins et sn équipe de chercheurs se sont attelés à cette vaste question pour débusquer le secret de la conversion à l'excellence. Onze entreprises , retenues pour leur performances boursières très supérieures à celles de leur secteur , ont été comparées à leurs concurrentes . Les conclusions qui en ressortent sont étonnantes !
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Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?" In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets. Collins and his team of researchers began their quest by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11--including Fannie Mae, Gillette, Walgreens, and Wells Fargo--and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success. Making the transition from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology, innovative change management, or even a fine-tuned business strategy. At the heart of those rare and truly great companies was a corporate culture that rigorously found and promoted disciplined people to think and act in a disciplined manner. Peppered with dozens of stories and examples from the great and not so great, the book offers a well-reasoned road map to excellence that any organization 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. --Harry C. Edwards

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A cogent, well-argued and instructive guide establishing the definition of a good-to-great transition--one that involves a 10-year fallow period followed by 15 years of increased profits. Collins generated this book from the findings of 11 Fortune 500 companies' stellar successes.… (more)

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