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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't by Jim Collins (Summary)

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Good to Great ...in 30 minutes is the essential guide to quickly understanding the important lessons outlined in Jim Collins's bestselling book, Good to Great.

Understand the key ideas of Good to Great in a fraction of the time:

* 9 chapter-by-chapter synopses
* 26 essential insights and takeaways
* 9 illustrative case studies

In Good to Great, renowned author Jim Collins exami
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Paperback, 46 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Garamond Press
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Tim
Dec 11, 2012 Tim rated it it was amazing
Sometimes it’s difficult to identify something as great, as distinguished from good. It’s even harder to know how to get from good to great. The summary version of Jim Collins’ “Good to Great” does a pretty smart accounting of both. As to the first matter, Collins poured through corporate performance data of over 1,400 companies over a 40 year period to identify a select number of companies that enjoyed significant and sustained elevated returns. In other words, they went from good to great. ...more
Laura Hickey
Nov 16, 2012 Laura Hickey rated it it was amazing
Dear Previous Employer, read this book!

Seriously, if the execs at my previous employer had taken the 30 minutes to read this book and apply the fundamentals the firm would have become great by now. Garamond lays out the principles succinctly - the executives and the workforce in the field will have no difficulty following what will become their trajectory to greatness.

This summary encompasses all you need to know – personal characteristics, reassessment of your core values, use of tools. Stop t
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Chester
Nov 12, 2012 Chester rated it it was amazing
Think of every job you’ve ever had that suffered from poor management. Chances are there’s at least one. If you could give your manager one thing - aside from a swift kick to the shins - it should be this book. This 30 minute expert summary of Collins’s bestseller (and they do mean expert - the summary is concisely written without feeling overly stripped down) would be an invaluable aid to anyone who’s ever been in charge of . . . anything. With step-by-step advice on how to improve the ...more
Henry
Nov 20, 2012 Henry rated it it was amazing
Whether you’re running your own Fortune 500 Company or starting up a small business, Good to Great…In 30 Minutes is a must for anyone who wants the full effect of Collins’ groundbreaking work in a fraction of the time. At first glance, you might wonder how ideas like “The Hedgehog Concept” or “The Doom Loop” are relevant to business. But don’t worry. Good to Great…In 30 Minutes explains exactly how concepts like these caused eleven companies to go from good to great in a manner that’s both ...more
Ashley
Nov 12, 2012 Ashley rated it it was amazing
This is a great summary of Jim Collin's Good to Great. It covers all his key points and explains why they create a successful company. All the companies that achieved greatness have a few elements in common- disciplined employees, honest feedback at all levels, and slow, steady growth- and the summary describes how they implement these ideas. A good guide for any organization.
Keith Lawrence
Useful but surprisingly repetitive for such a small book. Far better to just go for the 'real' Good to Great.
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