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  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, by Jim Collins

  • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
  • By: Instaread
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 137

What does it take to make something - an activity, a work of art, a company - great? What are the factors that distinguish the merely good from the truly great? In Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, Jim Collins offers insight into what makes a business truly great....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • BEWARE, this is not the actual book, Good to Great

  • By Big Red Dog on 05-27-18

Good Summary !

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-16

This audio book does a good job of summarizing the actual full length book. I recommend it.

  • Understanding Michael Porter

  • The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy
  • By: Joan Magretta
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

Michael Porter’s groundbreaking ideas on competition and strategy have unfolded over three decades and are spread across a dauntingly long list of publications. Every manager can name individual pieces of his work - competitive advantage, the value chain, five forces - but no one, not even Porter himself, has put the entire puzzle together to reveal it as an integrated whole. This lucid, concise audiobook does just that. This book provides an engaging summary of Porter’s ideas and an invaluable synthesis of this important body of work....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book... but the narrator kills it

  • By Brad on 02-29-12

Awful Narration<br />The narrator is truly infuriating

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-16

The narrator is really really really infuriating with his Narration specially with his inflections at the end of every sentence. The content is mediocre.

  • Good to Great

  • Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
  • By: Jim Collins
  • Narrated by: Jim Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,155

Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good info, over-the-top narration

  • By Anaxamaxan on 08-31-10

Great Business Fundamentals Guids

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-16

This book is for leaders. It won't help you if you are commanded by others

  • The Carpenter

  • A Story about the Greatest Success Strategies of All
  • By: Jon Gordon
  • Narrated by: Jon Gordon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660

Michael wakes up in the hospital with a bandage on his head and fear in his heart. The stress of building a growing business, with his wife Sarah, caused him to collapse while on a morning jog. When Michael finds out the man who saved his life is a Carpenter he visits him and quickly learns that he is more than just a Carpenter; he is also a builder of lives, careers, people, and teams. As the Carpenter shares his wisdom, Michael attempts to save his business in the face of adversity, rejection, fear, and failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great lessons and story flow

  • By Drew on 01-12-15

An ok book to learn moral and morale from.

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-16

An ok book to learn moral and morale from. Nothing more. Give it a 2.