Yes, this book is a must to help understand where you fit in an origination and as a leader what you should be looking for in your team.
Yes, but then it must be read again to really get everything.
Yes, all of them. This one is very good.
Not the kind of book you would want to listen to in one sitting; a lot of information to digest and think about.
I read Good to Great a number of years ago and learned a lot from it. Great by Choice, following the same format, was equally educational and its parables -- always to illustrate factual observations -- coupled with Jim's narration was immensely entertaining, I dare say his best work yet... in print or otherwise.
No but Jim does a good job of telling you what the charts he's talking about look like.
Love the stories of the South Pole, Everest, and Climbing.
Jim does it again. He's great at explaining things in his book so that you know he's not reading something. Only he could do this as he's the one who wrote the book.
No too much for one sitting, its a book I've already listened to sections of several times and I have a lot more notes to take.
The best book I read this year and the most applicable. I've read good to great. After reading this one I got
Good book, I love it, My husband and I recently open a business in Tucson AZ and this book kept me positive and believing on the services we provide. I also love the phrase, "no one know the future, we make the future." I have used the phrase many times, but now, I really live it! the downside of the book is that it has some unnecessary information about what could had happened if you invested..... I really got lost there and uninterested on the book, but once I passed that section, it was okay....
This is a must read for anyone who has read the other Collins books. I found this book (read by author) very insightful and offered some practical steps to take to help you become a 10X manger, team or company. Thanks Jim!
This is a must read for any mid-manager that is interested in taking his/her department, division, company or school district to the next level. I will definitely share this with my Cabinet.
Collins once again provides some great data on what makes companies and leaders great. He has the ability to look beyond hype and the headlines and dig deep into the DNA of greatness...while laying out a high level road map we can use. Great listen.
I will start off by stating I am a fan of Collins book Good to Great. It was a well research book that found ideas that have been born out by other scientific research. Great by choice is a different story. While his ideas are fun and interesting this is not research or scientific. He chose 7 companies that out performed the stock market by at least 10x. Chance would claim that there would be a small number of these companies. Of the seven none were 10xs for the last 10 years. In fact Microsoft has under performed the market while its control company apple has out performed microsoft by 1400%.
The next problem is interpretation. With no methods to determine before hand how to decide it is easy to make things fit into your preconceived ideas. Bullets then cannons. The example of apple firing bullets with the ipod by creating it for the apple first then going big by developing for windows is just not true. In Isacsons book he states jobs never wanted to make an ipod for windows, he felt it was a way to attract windows users to apple. latter he reluctantly agreed. Yet this is used as an example of bullets before cannons.Simply not true.
Another example is the idea that you can quantify luck. They use the example of Amgen hiring a key employee as an example of luck. If that is true then would you not have to look at ever employee who turns out well to see if it was luck and look at every employee who made a bad decision to see if their hire was luck? The other error inherent in this thinking is the idea that any event occurs independantly. To stick with the same example. They state that the employee hire was luck because he read the ad at a time when he was looking for a new job. Well why was he looking for a new job. Is his reason bad luck for the company he left?
In scientific terms at best this is a derivation set. It shoudl be validated on another era.
Great book, wary well structured, findings are explained in a way that is easy to understand, extremely well read by himself, it is really impressive the detail that was put into this Audio Book.