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

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

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

By Jim Collins

In a nutshell: Collins’s book is based on a five-year research project into successful companies. The author identifies common characteristics of companies with the best track records.

They say: “In this category [management books] there is nothing to touch Jim Collins…. essential reading.” Sunday Times Business Books of the Year.

We say: This book is a follow-up to Collins’ previous management bestseller, Built to Last, and is based on rigorous research. After studying more than 1,400 companies – some that have achieved stellar results and others that have proved less successful – Collins concludes that high-growth businesses do have many things in common, but not necessarily what one would expect.

Rather than great management or the latest technology, the most successful businesses are those that establish a corporate culture that imposes tight disciplines on decision-making, Collins argues. On the way to that conclusion, his many examples of both good and bad practice make entertaining reading.

 

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