Audible obsessed lifelong learner.
Collins uses a similar comparison technique he used in his Built to Last, Good to Great, and How the Mighty Fall books however the focus is now comparison of companies during times of great turmoil. The discussion around how companies deal with good and bad luck and how the great companies are prepared ahead of time to gain from both good and bad luck was very eye opening idea. Very similar to the other books but still a very worthwhile read.
What a horrible book. Why couldn't these guys hire a narrator? It's like listening to a motivational speaker yelling at your ear. Pauses for like two seconds every other word for the whole effect of driving you nuts. The thesis of the book is interesting, as long as you can tolerate the narration.
This book has great insights into running a successful business. I liked the content as well as the narration. very insightful and intuitive.
Hansen and Collins endeavored to answer a truly great question: Why some companies thrive in uncertainty and others do not. The resulting book has proven revolutionary for me. This study is as worthy an investment as any other project Jim Collins has done. I appreciate the rigorous, data-driven approach that is his calling card, and I marvel at their respective teams' ability to turn mountains of data into simple, actionable concepts. I'm a fan.
By nature, I'm a seat-of-the-pants creative type. Anything that could excite me this much about becoming a more disciplined leader is truly a remarkable achievement. They have challenged me to a dramatic & necessary shift which will serve me the rest of my life.
Jim Collins and his team always bring excellent insights into the world of improvement. Oddly enough I am starting with great by choice I'm working my way backwards.
I'd make it more life a story and less like a research project. More on real people and companies and less on the numbers.
No, but it was a hard listen, compared to other books in this genre. Traction and E-Myth were definitely more friendly to this ear.
Run of Mill
This book is just great as Jim Collins usually is. Many good points and it makes you think about how you are running your business
His quotes are very great
It made me think alot
The book itself wasn't that bad but I just couldn't bear through the book. Other reviewers mentioned this problem too but I thought I could make it. I was wrong.
No. You'll regret wasting your money and/or credits.
Anyone. This is not far from the truth.
I very much respect the value of Jim Collins researches. While I was reading this book I often thought I was re-reading Good to Great. Many exemples and conclusions were the same. The subject title is the same. If you read one of these books, there's no need to read the other.
I thought the subject matter and perspective were interesting but the narration was a bit slow and choppy. I ended up changing the playback speed to 1.25x and that made it a lot better.