• 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 Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-17-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Instaread
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (156 ratings)

Regular price: $3.95

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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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BEWARE, this is not the actual book, Good to Great

I was trying to get Jim Collin's book, Good to Great. This is only a summary or key takeaways.

I am disappointed by the title because it misinforms me that it is the actual book. I got it for my wife and she informed me that it was only a summary. Only when I go back to this book, I realized it was key takeaways in the subtitle.

Sadly I wasted a credit on this book. The author/publisher should have put "Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review of..." in front of the title.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Very Insightful Review

I really like their approach to this review. If I just want the surface or Basics I can leave it at this or I understand enough about the book that I would actually want to invest the time to read the entire book.

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Good to great

Great synopsis of book. The summary gives insight to how to implement ideas to improve an organization.

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Great quick read

this was a great way to recap the book after not reading it for several years.

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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

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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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it was not the full book but a summary of it

not the entire book just a summary not worth it at all. total rip off

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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

3 of 8 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

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • PD
  • 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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  • 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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Simon
  • 09-25-18

Save your money and buy the full version

It just sounded like one giant ad for the comapany that narrated. You bwould be far better off in saving your money and buying the full version of the book

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  • Shaun J.
  • 08-31-18

review, pointless.

masked to look like the book. I read books to form my own opinions. The book itself is a opinion. I don't need an opinion on an opinion. please remove this tripe from audible

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  • rawcane
  • 04-17-18

not the actual book

This book is titled 'Key takeaways of...' but this is displayed after in small print on the listing so it appears at top of search. bad form.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-22-18

I got what I expected

a short synopsis of the book with a few good take aways. worth 30mins of my time

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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.

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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
  • 01-30-18

Ripped off

Bought this thinking it was the full book. Waste of money, good marketing though. My mistake.

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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.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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

0 of 1 people found this review helpful