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Good To Great by Jim Collins| Quickie Book Summary [Kindle Edition]

Jim Collins , Dan Brickman , Quickie Book Summary
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Book Description

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't is a 2001 management book by James C. Collins that aims to describe how companies transition from being average companies to great companies and how companies can fail to make the transition.

“Good to Great” attained long-running positions on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week best-seller lists, sold 2.5 million hardcover copies since publication, and has been translated into 32 languages.

"Greatness" is defined as financial performance several multiples better than the market average over a sustained period. Collins finds the main factor for achieving the transition to be a narrow focusing of the company’s resources on their field of competence. Collins used a large team of researchers who studied "6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer data in a five-year project".

In this book summary of "Good to Great" you can discover the condensed wisdom to be gained from the book. You can discover what differences there were in companies that managed to achieve greatness.

Do you want to know the characteristics of a leader most likely to take their company from good to great? Do you want to know how to hire the right people? The book summary includes information on each of the topics covered in “Good To Great” in a format that will help you while reducing the time required for reading the entire book.

Chapter One: Good is the Enemy of Great
Chapter Two: Level 5 Leadership
Chapter Three: First Who… Then What
Chapter Four: Confront the Brutal Facts
Chapter Five: The Hedgehog Concept
Chapter Six: A Culture of Discipline
Chapter Seven: Technology Accelerators
Chapter Eight: The Flywheel and the Doom Loop
Chapter Nine: From Good to Great to Built to Last

The author of “Good to Great”, James C. "Jim" Collins, III is an American business consultant, author, and lecturer on the subject of company sustainability and growth. Jim Collins frequently contributes to Harvard Business Review, Business Week, Fortune and other magazines, journals, etc.

Collins began his research and teaching career on the faculty at Stanford University's 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.


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  • Print Length: 32 pages
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  • Language: English
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Simplistic and awkward. December 16, 2012
By cMarier
This summary reads like a seventh-grade book report. It feels downright insulting and condescending. I wanted a book summary because I'm short of time, not short of brain cells. Furthermore, it constantly reads like a bad foreign-language translation. For example, "They are able to be teachable..." instead of simply, They are teachable, or They are able to be taught. Now multiply by several hundred and slam your head against a wall and you will recreate the experience of reading this book summary.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of a dollar June 13, 2013
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This summary is simply terrible. Like a couple of other reviewers, I wanted to get a quick synopsis of what is reported to be a great book (and I still believe it probably is). But this summary is so poorly written, with such poor grammar and even numerous spelling mistakes, that I can't even concentrate while trying to read it.

I suspect that the "good" or even moderate reviews below must have been mistakenly attached to this summary, when they were intended for the original Good To Great book itself.

I'm told by friends that the original book has a summary at the end of each chapter, and to go there if one wants the quick synopsis I was looking for. I'll gladly do that now and delete this mess permanently.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book November 15, 2013
By Motomom
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Great book. Recommend everyone to read it, especially if you are in customer service. Very well written, I encourage to read the gull fledge book too.
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Numerous bulletlike, cristal clear, conclusions highlighting the features of management leaderships that made it from good to great IN REAL LILFE BUSSINES.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Rather dull summary of a much better book June 2, 2014
By Dano
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It would be much better to read the actual book, (Which I did in part ).The actual book reads much better.
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Knowing where you are is key to moving forward, otherwise each new pivot is a new vision until the next blocking issue.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read May 22, 2014
By David
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Good read if you don't have the time to read the full book. It feels that it's a little bit of a rush though, but what do I expect from a summary book? Anyway, you'll get the point within a few minutes of reading it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Honing your Leadership Skills May 17, 2014
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We all lead in different ways - family, business or home. A fantastic book which will give you many real leadership skills that can be easily put into practice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great book. classic.
Published 15 days ago by Andrew Mariano
2.0 out of 5 stars Reads like a junior high book report with keywords plugged in.
A poorly written synopsis.
Published 23 days ago by Mrtimm
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This with ToyotaLean is all I need to be superstar Lean.
Published 2 months ago by Elizabeth Wright
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
boring
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Published 2 months ago by Andrew Hamilton
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Published 2 months ago by apN
4.0 out of 5 stars Concise
I love that this gave a clear and concise adaptation of a much larger body of study. It covered all the main points that the book covered without getting bogged down in the nitty... Read more
Published 4 months ago by C. J. Scalf
4.0 out of 5 stars useful if you are busy
Nice summary of the book . All salient points covered and a quick read - will most likely buy the original when have time to read it. Otherwise this summay was helpful
Published 4 months ago by Hatchclan
5.0 out of 5 stars ... for those who what their organizations to go from good to great
A must read for those who what their organizations to go from good to great. Jim Collins packs a lot of good research that can be applied to any organization. Read more
Published 4 months ago by D. H. Charles
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Riddled with typographical errors, the summary is redundant and not very useful. Disappointing.
Published 5 months ago by mlm
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