Hi, the girl in the pic is me. Passion to learn new things and I'm on the go so audible is a perfect fit for me.
Excellent information! Well studied case histories, Jim's team thoroughly investigates each company's history used in the book, then gives a comparison company to allow us "the listener" know exactly what the companies people did to make that particular company succeed in certain area's or fail... each scenario is so detailed there is no room for error. This book is very well written.
Thank you so much Jim Collins & the people that helped you write this book, I loved it!!!
I Loved: "How the Mighty fall", too!
The principals described in this book just make sense, therefore required reading. There may be other things that also help companies go from good to great, but its hard to argue against the logic of these principals. Thank you Jim for synthesizing them so nicely.
As for the criticism regarding the eventual downturn of companies in the study sample, Jim answers this clearly at the end of the book. In short this book is not about companies - its about principals. Some companies eventually stop adhering to the principals to their detriment.
Slow start as the author begins the book with a lengthy discussion of how the research that made the book possible was conducted. Once he starts getting into the findings and examples, the book is full of valuable insight into subjects such as leadership and the process of developing great results.
I think it is helpful to have both. The audio helps with Mr. Collins tone, emphasis and embellishment, the book helps with the facts, summaries and as a quick reference guide for application.
Comparing to my current company and seeing how far we had to go.
The audio helps with Mr. Collins tone, emphasis and embellishment as well as a certain amount of authenticity.
It made me disappointed in so many of the companies I have worked for which just don't get it. Yet, it gave me a level of confidence due to what I am doing right and my potential as a potential Level 5 leader.
Need to have all his other books on audio as well.
Great book full of practical ideas based on extensive and logical research. Throw out the complicated long-winded strategy books. This is much better! I love Jim Collins ability to make the complex simple. Highly recommend this book if you're a CEO, or a Leader of a social club. Pockets of greatness on your mini bus is a fantastic analogy to say greatness is where you make it and you can make it anywhere by following the principles in this book
If you only listen to one business book in your entire life this is the one to go on. This is the gold standard for all other books.. I have probably listened to this book 4-5 times since it's release.