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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Press (September 21, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0133815269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0133815269
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies -- how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies. Having invested over a decade of research into the topic, Jim has authored or co-authored four books, including the classic BUILT TO LAST, a fixture on the Business Week best seller list for more than six years, and has been translated into 29 languages. His work has been featured in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Harvard Business Review, and Fast Company.

Jim's most recent book, GOOD TO GREAT: Why Some Companies Make the Leap & And Others Don't attained long-running positions on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week best seller lists, has sold 3 million hardcover copies since publication and has been translated into 35 languages, including such languages as Latvian, Mongolian and Vietnamese.

Driven by a relentless curiosity, 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. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, where he now conducts research and teaches executives from the corporate and social sectors. Jim holds degrees in business administration and mathematical sciences from Stanford University, and honorary doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado and the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
Jim has served as a teacher to senior executives and CEOs at over a hundred corporations. He has also worked with social sector organizations, such as: Johns Hopkins Medical School, the Girl Scouts of the USA, the Leadership Network of Churches, the American Association of K-12 School Superintendents, and the United States Marine Corps. In 2005 he published a monograph: Good to Great and the Social Sectors.

In addition, Jim is an avid rock climber and has made one-day ascents of the North Face of Half Dome and the Nose route on the South Face of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. He continues to climb at the 5.13 grade.

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They all generally follow a very similar approach.
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I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to build a great and enduring company.
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So much wisdom and so many bits and pieces of true leadership gems.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Toby Joplin on July 14, 2000
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I have read a number of books on strategic planning. They all generally follow a very similar approach. However, Jim Collins has done a masterful job putting the theory into a format that is easily understood and easily applied to solve real problems. I initially used the book to lead the strategic planning process for the technical support department of a major software company. The results were astounding. I have since used the book to help many other organizations and have found the book equally appropriate for each engagement. Using the concepts in this book will dramatically help your organization.
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34 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Brian Guenther on October 21, 2003
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The problem with this book, and many books of this type is that it is a clearly organized exposition on intuitive principles. I have read many books that resemble this one. They tend to be motivational and easily conceived, but the downside to the ease with which they are digested is that you don't really learn anything. This does not mean the book should not read, in fact the examples and organization clearly illustrate the basic structure of strategy. However, anyone familiar with the ideas should probably look for something a little more weighty.
All of that being said, this is how the book is organized thematically:
Chapter 1: Leadership Style
Chapter 2: Vision
Chapter 3: Strategy
Chapter 4: Innovation
Chapter 5: Tactical Excellence
The key topics of chapter 1 are the multiplier effect of leadership, the different style of leadership, and the elements of leadership (Ever Forward, Communication, Hard/Soft People Skills, Personal Touch, Focus, Decisiveness, and Authenticity).
Chapter 2 covers the benefits of vision, and the framework for vision (core values and beliefs, purpose, and mission).
Chapter 3 discusses the Four Basic Principles of Setting Effective Strategy, Setting Strategy, Internal Assessment, External Assessment, and the Four Common Key Strategic Issues that Face SMEs.
Chapter 4 is on the Six Elements that make an innovative company, and 8 managerial techniques to stimulate creativity.
Chapter 5 discusses how to take vision to create strategy which can then be used to formulate tactics, how to create an environment where people consistently exhibit tactical excellence, and a six part process to ensure excellence.
This book also periodically presents frameworks, models, and case examples to help illustrate key points.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Robert Morris HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 3, 2000
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Collins and Lazier wrote this book for those who seek answers to questions such as these:
1. What kind of leadership must you provide to your organization so that it will achieve the performance, impact, reputation, and longevity it needs...not only to succeed but to sustain that success?
2. How can you formulate an appropriate vision for your organization and then galvanize the commitment and efforts of others to achieve that vision?
3. What are the tough decisions to be made when selecting those strategies which are needed?
4. Meanwhile, what must be done to create and then sustain a culture within which innovative thinking is not only encouraged but nourished?
5. What is "tactical excellence"? What must be done to create an environment within which it is achieved and then (once again, a key word) sustained?
If you need answers to these questions, Collins and Lazier provide them.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 1, 2000
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I'm always suspicious of books that offer easy to follow implementations, and particularly on a subject as important as setting corporate values. This book is an exception. It's both inspirational and practical. It's required reading by all of our management staff (this gives us a common understanding of often used works such as vision, core values, etc.). We've used this book for four years, and we're a better company because of it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 20, 1999
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I found this book truly inspirational. I am CEO of an internet start up. This book really captures the essense of my personal philosophy, while codifying and augmenting it. It give a roadmap for how to build the foundations of a great company and how to execute on a daily basis. I am ordering it for all my senior managers
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr Hyde on April 10, 1999
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An extremely practical and insightful view into the role of strategy in entrepreneurship. Chapter Two, Vision, is particularly good, with lots of excellent examples and a great overall framework for developing a vision. Chapter 3, Strategy is also very useful, particularly in its discussion of issues associated with the pursuit of growth. An excellent book for anyone starting up their own business or looking to give direction to their existing business.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steve Belton, MD (srbelton@aol.com) on May 4, 1998
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This work helped our five yr old non-profit private school to establish a coherent vision and direction for the organization. This vision has helped us maintain our momemtum, remain on target, and bring others into the organization without fragmentation or loss of our vision. This is a great book and should be required reading for all board members and senior administrators.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Kirk VINE VOICE on July 2, 2010
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This book is great stuff..So much wisdom and so many bits and pieces of true leadership gems. This is a book you should revisit every year to just let his ideas flow into your mind and habits. I've read many books regarding this subject matter and you really can't go wrong with this classic. You owe it to yourself if you are manager or leader.
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