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
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 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
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.
Not as groundbreaking as Good to Great but finds different angles to what makes the most successful businesses. Is a little more bullet-point friendly than their previous books, too.
I loved this book! They draw out highly valuable insight on what companies do to be great.
The concepts they find are simple (however, doing them isn't) and easy to compare to your environment. This is a must read for any entrepreneur or even people trying to improve their own greatness.
Very insightful...simply the best book on business strategy I've ever read. I really appreciate that all of the data is factual and not based on the authors personal experience and or opinions . Just straight facts...love it. I will be implementing all of the things I learned from this book into my business.
My boss loaned this book to me a couple of years ago. I had trouble finding the time to finish it. Since my commute is 1-2 hours one way each day, I decided to listen instead! Jim's inflection and focus on particular aspects kept me engaged. Great book!
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