• 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
  • Release date: 12-17-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Instaread
  • 3.3 (112 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Preview:

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....

Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book, and not the original book.

Inside this Instaread of Good to Great:

  • Overview of the book
  • Important people
  • Key takeaways
  • Analysis of key takeaways

About the author:

With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

©2015 Instaread (P)2015 Instaread

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Not a book & Terrible performance

What disappointed you about Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, by Jim Collins?

This is not a book and its so hard to make it play. TERRIBLE

What was most disappointing about Instaread’s story?

That is not full length

Any additional comments?

I want a refun

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Misleading cover

I consider this misleading... I thought this book is jim collins' book... You can advise me to learn to read, but the cover could look a bit different to make it clear for the first glace that this is only a review... :/

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • S
  • 07-23-16

not the full book???

I downloaded the book from Amazon and it was a great price but I thought it was a sale on the full book it was only like 30 or 40 minutes long not for hours like the actual book I would like a refund

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Not worth your money

the summary is too brief. It doesn't really address anything it's not worth your time or money

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  • Tom
  • Columbia, SC, United States
  • 05-29-17

Supplement to the Book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book as an easy way to review key points in the book. Initially, I read the entire book and this summary reminds you of key issues.

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Good Summary !

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

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Do not buy×××××!!!!!

This is not a full book. Terrible. Cheating. All they have head lines for chapters.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Format is horrible

Shame on me for not realizing that this is an incredibly short recap of the book. It was a waste for me. I will be downloading the unabridged and rate the real book. So disappointed that it wasn't more clearly communicated

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Utterly misleading

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This is NOT the actual book. It's a sodding summary, which has been billed as ...let me check, yes there it is, an "UNABRIDGED" audiobook. Very uncool, especially for a full credit

What could Instaread have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Increase the fine print

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Gilboe’s performances?

If it were the full book, yes

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, by Jim Collins?

I wouldn't cut anything. That has already been done with surgical precision

Any additional comments?

None

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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not the real book

I was looking for the real book and instead this one came up I purchase it on my phone because I couldn't see that it wasn't the real book this in fact is somebody reading their interpretation of what they read very disappointed I really wanted the real book they use the original cover work and added some texts on it so I might tiny screen I could not tell

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jodie
  • 01-12-16

Slightly disappointed

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I wouldn't recommend this particular Audiobook because it's not the full version. Also the narrator sounds like a robot voice mail machine, which makes for difficult listening.

What other book might you compare Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, by Jim Collins to, and why?

I would recommend this book, but download the full version or get yourself a paper copy.

What three words best describe Michael Gilboe’s performance?

robot voicemail machine

Was Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, by Jim Collins worth the listening time?

It was over too soon

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • 11-17-17

Boring and lacking in any detail.

Boring and lacking in any detail. Basically a bullet point list that has been read aloud. No helpful detail at all!

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  • Karen Stanbridge
  • 09-09-17

Too short not worth an Audible credit

Way too short, not worth an Audible credit. Should be a 1/4 credit.

Loved Jim's other books.

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  • DR C C DORRIAN
  • 09-05-16

not what I expected. Didn't realise instaread was

Not what I expected. Didn't realise instaread was a condensed summary of the original book. I won't be purchasing another Instaread book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Dean Breyley
  • 02-20-17

Too basic an overview to be of value.

Although looking for the key takeaways from Good to Great, this book doesn't even really skim the surface. I knew full well what I was buying - I was looking for all the killer content without the filler; but the content here didn't help. Only around 10mins tops to cover all the content of the book. Too much filler around style and perspective, not enough on the book itself. Provided me very little help.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-17

Decrease your IQ in just thirty minutes

Are you sometimes frustrated with how smart you are? I was, but not any more! I am now dumber because I listened to this audiobook.

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  • Julie
  • 03-09-17

giving you a free audio book thats available free!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

not the actual book and available free online anyway so Audible giving it away free was worthless.

Would you ever listen to anything by Instaread again?

Instaread was fine. The Audible offer was worthless.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not an actual book - its a review of the bookd