This book was a great overview of the findings of the study and was a perfect fit for me to read as I experience exponential growth at my own company. Many kudos to the research team on building out the hedgehog concept and its simple format, and I love the idea of "get the right people on the bus." it is sometimes harder to implement, but I am inspired to improve hiring processes at all levels to benefit my own organization.
The author presents results of insightful research, not so called "obvious truths" (in fact he proves that some of them have little impact on company's leap). I think it may be a cold shower, a punch, that may change a way you evaluate your company, its leadership and executive decisions. Personally, I took many notes of key points.
Inspirational and useful. Every business can get better by paying attention to the lessons in Good to Great. This audio book is one I re-listen to about once every six months.
I started listening with some skepticism, however as the chapters went by, I became a believer that the principles are timeless and useful to everyone, not just companies or large organizations.
Althougg the concepts are applicable today, the companies examined are very outdated. For instance, stating that Circuit City is a good to great company and they are no longer in business after filing bankruptcy seems ridiculous.
This is a "disciplined" bright insightful book about excellent management based on massive well structured and driven research.
The conclusions are thoughtful intriguing and appropriately motivated.
Having it read by the author, with all his enthusiasm and partecipation, is a non neglectable plus.
There were very few gems in this book. I think that this might be useful to floundering companies that don't know why they're floundering, but I don't see much added value outside of that.
As for the audio, the reader over-punctuates and repeats himself too much. OVer.PUNCtuates.and.rePEATS.himself. It drove me nuts.
using this book over the years I have built two companies that are great to
I love learning.. especially about personal development, business, history, philosophy and religion
I love Jim Collins work, and i do think his performance in this audio book is excellent. Highly recommended.
I like that Jim repeats and reiterates the key themes of the book throughout, i.e. The right people in the bus and off the bus, the three circles, the hedgehog and the flywheel. These are good images to solidify meaning and connection. Well done!