Turning the Flywheel

A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
Narrated by: Jim Collins
Series: Good to Great, Book 6
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A companion guide to the number one best-selling Good to Great, focused on implementation of the flywheel concept, one of Jim Collins’ most memorable ideas that has been used across industries and the social sectors and with start-ups.

The key to business success is not a single innovation or one plan. It is the act of turning the flywheel, slowly gaining momentum and eventually reaching a breakthrough. Building upon the flywheel concept introduced in his groundbreaking classic Good to Great, Jim Collins teaches listeners how to create their own flywheel, how to accelerate the flywheel’s momentum, and how to stay on the flywheel in shifting markets and during times of turbulence.

Combining research from his Good to Great labs and case studies from organizations like Amazon, Vanguard, and the Cleveland Clinic that have turned their flywheels with outstanding results, Collins demonstrates that successful organizations can disrupt the world around them - and reach unprecedented success - by employing the flywheel concept.

©2019 Jim Collins (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Make the Graphics Available to Audible

The graphics discussed are not available. Make these available to Audible purchasers and I'll change the rating

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audible version misses the charts

While the audible version was well narrated, there were many charts and graphs that one would never be able to fully appreciate via audio.

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Great summary

I felt that this distilled the major points of each of his other books in a short digestible format. Great to gift to teams of staff any leader is working with.

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LOVED IT- Business Owners find your Flywheel

Hearing the examples that are in this book and thanking the concepts to apply to your business is a wonderful method of study and application.

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Run your company better

hey, if you want to have a better company run it better! keep making it better! things get momentum if you keep making them better. Jeff Bezos ran a good company because he kept making it better. That's the pabulum of this book. totally not worth one audible credit for this two hour simplistic podcast.

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No access to the supporting docs

The book was great but there is lots of reference to supporting material that we don’t have access to.
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Simple and easy to understand

A well written book that is easy to understand and apply to many areas of a person's life and not just a business.

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great foundation for business

Great read. So many key components to be successful. I love that it doesn't promote fast growth but rather wisdom and endurance.

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Build your own Flywheel

An excellent monograph focused on the Flywheel from the iconic Good to Great. I heard Collins speak in January of this year and it inspired me to build my own flywheel. It was one of the most impactful exercises I did in 2019 and a fantastic little book.

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Builds a logic

I loved this book, I finished in one day. It helped me to build a strategy.