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Good to Great - Jim Collins AudioBook CD New Unabridged

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Good to Great - Jim Collins AudioBook CD New Unabridged

Great to Great

by Jim Collins

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Great to Great - Jim Collins - Unabridged - Audio Book CD

Brand New (nonetheless shrink wrapped):    Unabridged 8  CDs 10 hrs

The Challenge

Built to Last, the defining administration research of the nineties, showed how amazing businesses triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance is designed into the DNA of an enterprise within the fairly beginning.

But what about the organization that is not born with superb DNA? How could advantageous firms, mediocre businesses, even bad firms achieve enduring greatness?

The Study

For years, this query preyed found on the notice of Jim Collins. Are there businesses that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if thus, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that result a organization to go from superior to terrific?

The Standards

Utilizing tough benchmarks, Collins and his analysis team identified a set of elite firms that created the leap to superb results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How perfect? After the leap, the good-to-great firms produced cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock marketplace by a typical of 7 occasions in fifteen years, much better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the worldÕs biggest firms, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck.

The Comparisons


The analysis team contrasted the good-to-great businesses with a carefully chosen set of comparison firms that failed to create the leap from superior to terrific. What was different? Why did 1 set of businesses become really excellent performers while the different set stayed just advantageous?

Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight firms in the research. After sifting through mountains of information and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his team noticed the key determinants of greatness why some businesses create the leap and others don't.

The Findings

The results of the Great to Great research might surprise several visitors and shed light on almost every region of administration approach and practice. The results include:

* Level 5 Leaders: The analysis team was surprised to discover the kind of leadership needed to achieve greatness.
* The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity in the Three Circles): To go from advantageous to amazing needs transcending the curse of competence.
* A Culture of Discipline: If you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you receive the magical alchemy of wonderful results.
* Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great firms think differently about the character of development.
* The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who release radical change programs and wrenching restructurings may virtually absolutely are not able to create the leap. 

Some of the key concepts discerned in the research, comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our contemporary company culture and usually, very frankly, upset some individuals. Perhaps, but who could afford to ignore these findings?


About The Author Jim Collins

Jim Collins is a student and instructor of enduring amazing businesses -- how they grow, how they achieve superior performance, and how wise firms will become excellent businesses. Having invested over a decade of analysis into the topic, Jim has authored or co-authored 4 books, including the classic BUILT TO LAST, a fixture found on the Company Week right seller list for over six years, and has been translated into 25 languages. His function has been showcased in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Company Week, Harvard Company Review, and Fast Company.

Jim’s latest book, GOOD TO GREAT: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … And Others Don’t attained long-running positions found on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Company Week right seller lists, has sold 2.5 million hardcover duplicates since publication and has been translated into 32 languages.

Driven by a relentless curiosity, Jim started his analysis and training profession found on the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Company, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. In 1995, he founded a administration laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, where he today conducts analysis and teaches professionals within the business and social sectors.
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Jim has served as a instructor to senior professionals and CEOs at over a 100 businesses. He has furthermore worked with social sector companies, such as: Johns Hopkins Medical School, the Girl Scouts of the USA, the Leadership Network of Churches, the American Association of K-12 School Superintendents, and the United States Marine Corps. In 2005 he published a monograph: Great to Great and the Social Sectors.

Jim invests a noticeable part of his stamina in large-scale analysis projects -- frequently five or even more years in length -- to develop fundamental insights and then translate those results into books, articles and lectures. He utilizes his administration laboratory to function straight with professionals and to develop useful tools for applying the concepts that flow from his analysis.

Additionally, Jim is an avid rock climber and has produced free ascents of the West Face of El Capitan and the East Face of Washington Column in Yosemite Valley

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