Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?
Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't.
“Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.”
Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hskey - www.librarything.com
I enjoyed Good to Great as part of our book club at work. I appreciate that the findings were based on data and research, and not anecdotes and poorly remembered details from specific business ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Razinha - LibraryThing
I learned a bit from this book, and was impressed at the analysis that went into it. Interesting to see that two of the companies are not great anymore (as noted by others, Fannie Mae & Circuit City). Level 5 leadership is needed everywhere. I need to read this again! Read full review