Sergei Nemirovsky's Reviews > Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

Good to Great by James C. Collins
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Nov 27, 07

Read in January, 2005

This is yet another example of somebody trying to come up with a "how-to" looking into the proverbial rear-view mirror. All successes are infinitely unique. This book would be so-so as a "memoir" of particular companies, but in its attempt to extrapolate from that into some sort of a manual of how to run a business it becomes completely useless.

True, it has some common sense thoughts, but they are so obvious and, hmm... common sense that if you haven't thought of them before reading this book you probably shouldn't try to run a business or manage people.

My personal experience with 6 people who said it was a "must" only confirms this - all of them were at best mediocre and two actually managed to take Good to Bust.
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message 1: by Babs (new)

Babs You go Sergei! LOL. I fear most of these books are similar to your review. Funny that my last company execs said it was a must read.

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