HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies…
Loading...

How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In (edition 2009)

by Jim Collins (Author)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
4981229,874 (3.77)2
Member:JFDausman
Title:How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In
Authors:Jim Collins (Author)
Info:JimCollins (2009), Edition: 1, 240 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:None

Work details

How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by James C. Collins

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 12 (next | show all)
I have loaned this book to so many people that have actually loved it. In contrast to the typical "Good to Great" business book, this book analyzes companies that are on the road to failure. If you are working at a company that is already on that slippery slope, this book is a must read to know when to jump ship ( )
  M_Clark | Mar 13, 2016 |
Interesting book that speaks of the 5 stages of decline that companies normally go thru. The last (5th stage) stage being capitulation, crash and burn. Extensively researched and based on a mountain of empirical facts and data. It's highlights are the interesting essays on how some companies staged spectacular comebacks usually under the stewardship of a fearless and unrelenting leader. A good read.
  danoomistmatiste | Jan 24, 2016 |
Interesting book that speaks of the 5 stages of decline that companies normally go thru. The last (5th stage) stage being capitulation, crash and burn. Extensively researched and based on a mountain of empirical facts and data. It's highlights are the interesting essays on how some companies staged spectacular comebacks usually under the stewardship of a fearless and unrelenting leader. A good read.
  kkhambadkone | Jan 17, 2016 |
It's the second part of the title that makes this book particularily interesting, because in many ways - at least in retrospect - it is evident why companies and organizations lose contact with reality: complacency, panic, hubris. Jim Collins attacks the problem very scientifically, and the examples are persuasive. This should be required reading for leaders og organizations in any markedleader position. How do you stave off decline, how do you recognize threats, what are the tell tale signs of negative change. How do you avoid coming in that position in the first place. Collins does not answer all questions, but he reinforces my belief that when you are number, act and lead as uf you are number three.. ( )
  petterw | Dec 31, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 12 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Discusses signs pointing toward the decline of a business, how far the decline can proceed before failure becomes inevitable, and crucial steps companies can take to reverse course.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 5 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.77)
0.5 1
1 1
1.5 1
2 2
2.5
3 10
3.5 5
4 22
4.5
5 13

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 130,768,921 books! | Top bar: Always visible