The new question: Ten years after the worldwide best seller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times.
The new study: Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins’s prior work by its focus on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.
The new findings:
This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven, and uplifting. He and Hansen show convincingly that, even in a chaotic and uncertain world, greatness happens by choice, not by chance.
©2011 Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
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.
I feel like the narrator is preforming for a 3rd grade class, he is simple terrible. The only way to tolerate the book is at 2x speed
Really solid message
anyone, he is simple the worst
At first I was unsure if I would enjoy the book. It took me to new terms and concepts that required me to listen to sections more than one time to fully grab the princioles. It is not a casual or laid back book. I believe to listen to this book and receive the full benifit you need to be able to focus on the content and write them down as you go. keep a journal handy it will be useful. Some of the concepts have challenged me to make changes in who I surround myself with and how we as a Team prepare for the future in our business.
Simply great data.
Play this at 1.25 speed. Way too slow of a read for anything less.
Jim adds some additional great concepts to build on "Good to Great." Starts out a little boring and theoretical with the triangle concept he presents, but when he gets into the examples, it brings the concepts to life.
The authors attention to detail is incredible. I love how it was read. Thank you so much for the Q and A at the end.
Much much better than their good to great book, which was much drier.
Thank you Jim and Morten!
This book contains loads of insite and real life examples of companies that not only weathered the storm but came out leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.
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