Good to Great

Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

Author: Jim Collins

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062119206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck. The Comparisons The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good? 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. The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness. The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. “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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Der Weg zu den Besten

die sieben Management-Prinzipien für dauerhaften Unternehmenserfolg

Author: James C. Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423340397

Category: Unternehmenserfolg - Strategisches Management

Page: 359

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Immer erfolgreich

die Strategien der Top-Unternehmen

Author: James C. Collins,Jerry I. Porras

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423342094

Category:

Page: 408

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Good to Great

Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don't

Author: James Charles Collins,Jim Collins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0712676090

Category: Business

Page: 300

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Can a good company become a great one and, if so, how?After a five-year research project, Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organization to
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Good to Great

Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: 1944195467

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 36

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Good to Great by Jim Collins | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: What does it take to make something—an activity, a work of art, a company—great? What are the factors that distinguish the merely good from the truly great? In Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don’t, Jim Collinsoffers insight into what makes a business truly great… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of Good to Great:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways
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Good to great and the social sectors

why business thinking is not the answer : a monograph to accompany Good to great : why some companies make the leap--and others don't

Author: James Charles Collins

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780977326402

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 35

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Proposes applying the author's business strategies for transforming companies to nonprofit and public organizations to help them increase efficiency and most benefit the clients they serve.
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Summary of Good to Great

Book By: Jim Collins

Author: Jaya Jha

Publisher: Summary Town

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

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Summary of the Book Good to Great by Jim Collins

Author: Jaya Jha

Publisher: Summary Town

ISBN: 9382359109

Category: Business & Economics

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Summary of the famous book "Good to Great" by Jim Collins. The summary is concise, but covers all the important poitns of the book
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Good to Great Hair

Celebrity Hairstyling Techniques Made Simple

Author: Robert Vetica

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 1616734426

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 9403

All you need to create your own great hair style at home! Vetica preaches that professional techniques are not difficult; readers just need to know what to do and follow directions. In this ultimate hair styling book, he delivers to the reader all they need to know to create great hair at home or direct a professional stylist. He reveals insider secrets and techniques for recreating magazine and celebrity hairstyles, and how to adapt the look for the average reader’s tools and time constraints. The book is divided into three parts; 1. hair treatment and care, 2. hair cutting and styling techniques and 3. how to find a look for your faces structure and personal style. Even beginners will be able to style their hair like a pro while professional stylists can fine tune their skills with Vetica’s secrets and shortcuts. Step-by-step diagrams and photos illustrate different styles and how to work with tools of the trade such as curling irons, hair clips, and blow dryers. Before-and-after photos show readers the best hairstyles based on face shape, bone structure, type of hair, age, and personal style. Vetica peppers all of the techniques with his experience and insights gained from working with Hollywood’s top celebrities.
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Good To Great Families

Author: Jeffrey Applegate

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300087153

Category:

Page: 144

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Research has demonstrated that the lasting great companies consistently outperforming the market decade after decade have one thing in common. They all have a clear vision, mission statement and core values ingrained into their organzation and guide their business. This book seeks to provide an illustration of applying the successful business practices of vision, mission, and core values to leading your family. As the author shares his personal experience you will be inspired to apply these principles to leading your family. Develop a vision, mission statement and core values for your family. Celebrate rites of passage with your children. Create a one page plan to guide and create boundaries for decisions. Create a legacy that you can pass on from generation to generation.
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Book Review: Good to Great by Jim Collins

Learn how companies achieve excellence

Author: 50MINUTES.COM,

Publisher: 50Minutes.com

ISBN: 280628015X

Category: Education

Page: 31

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It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide. Taking a company from being good to being great is no mean feat, but luckily Collins has outlined some interesting concepts to help business owners take the next step towards greatness. From becoming a level 5 leader to improving your way of thinking and acting, Good to Great provides all the advice you need to help your organisation flourish and grow. The book has been translated into 32 languages and has featured on many bestseller lists, including those of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, for several months, proving the incredible success of this business book. Collins owns his own management research centre and has often collaborated with large-scale organisations such as CNN and the Marine Corps of the United States, who have benefitted from his profound knowledge and entrepreneurial mindset. This book review and analysis is perfect for: • Anyone looking to take their organisation to the next level • Anyone who wishes to improve their leadership skills • Anyone who is interested in Collins’ thought-provoking research in the management field About 50MINUTES.COM | BOOK REVIEW The Book Review series from the 50Minutes collection is aimed at anyone who is looking to learn from experts in their field without spending hours reading endless pages of information. Our reviews present a concise summary of the main points of each book, as well as providing context, different perspectives and concrete examples to illustrate the key concepts.
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Good to Great to Gone

The 60 Year Rise and Fall of Circuit City

Author: Alan Wurtzel

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1938120256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 386

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Chronicling his 13 years as CEO of Circuit City during its most successful time and sharing his insightful analysis of its downfall, Alan Wurtzel imparts a wisdom that is a must-read for anyone even remotely interested in business. “Good to Great to Gone illustrates the vital importance of listening to your customers. Without them your company has nothing.” ―Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc. How did Circuit City go from a Mom and Pop store with a mere $13,000 investment, to the best performing Fortune 500 Company for any 15-year period between 1965 and 1995, to bankruptcy and liquidation in 2009? What must leaders do not only to take a business from good to great, but to avoid plummeting from great to gone in a constantly evolving marketplace? For almost 50 years, Circuit City was able to successfully navigate the constant changes in the consumer electronics marketplace and meet consumer demand and taste preferences. But with the company’s subsequent decline and ultimate demise in 2009, former CEO Alan Wurtzel has the rare perspective of a company insider in the role of an outsider looking in. Believing that there is no singular formula for strategy, Wurtzel emphasizes the “Habits of Mind” that influence critical management decisions. With key takeaways at the end of each chapter, Wurtzel offers advice and guidance to ensure any business stays on track, even in the wake of disruption, a changing consumer landscape, and new competitors. Part social history, part cautionary tale, and part business strategy guide, Good to Great to Gone: The 60 Year Rise and Fall of Circuit City features a memorable story with critical leadership lessons.
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Good to Great in God's Eyes

10 Practices Great Christians Have in Common

Author: Chip Ingram

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493406957

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Now poised to reach a new readership, Good to Great in God's Eyes shows how Christians can honor God with lives of great faith and excellent work. Believers become great in God's eyes by applying the ten common characteristics of great Christians: - think great thoughts - read great books - pursue great people - dream great dreams - pray great prayers - take great risks - make great sacrifices - enjoy great moments - empower great people - develop great habits Using Scripture, personal stories, and examples from Christians who left a lasting legacy, bestselling author Chip Ingram offers practical steps for becoming great in all areas of life, in spiritual growth, family, relationships, and career. Includes a foreword by Bob Buford and helpful discussion questions to facilitate group or individual study.
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Good to Great to Innovate

Recalculating the Route to Career Readiness, K-12+

Author: Lyn Sharratt,Gale Harild

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483331873

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Guide your students to a successful future in the new economy Learn how outstanding schools on five continents address career readiness, and how your program can best prepare students for a successful future. Written for education leaders at all levels, this resource shows how to: Design a continuum of learning that empowers your students to become independent decision-makers Consistently support student voice and choice through all grade levels Integrate multiple Pathways to opportunity in your curriculum by developing local community partnerships Develop an approach to career readiness that recognizes the value of college, the workplace, university and the new “gold collar” jobs, including technology and the skilled trades
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The Write Life Diary - Write Your Life from Good to Great

Author: Kristiina Hiukka

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615392431

Category:

Page: 116

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The Write Life Diary method takes journaling beyond passive recording of daily events. It combines the playful qualities of a diary with creative problem-solving, positive thinking and affirmations. Applying the principles of the Law of Attraction supercharges the benefits of journaling. You can apply this technique to re-writing your past or enjoying the present or designing your future.
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5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great

Author: Terri L. Orbuch

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1632990571

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

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Contrary to what you’ve been told, keeping a marriage successful does NOT take hard work! All it takes is making a few small changes over time. If you’re feeling your good marriage is starting to show a little wear, zero in on those imperfections, right?WRONG! Focus on what’s going well! Enhance the good aspects of your marriage and build on the solid foundation you already have. Dr. Orbuch debunks many common marriage myths and you’ll find out who needs more compliments—men or women. Who falls in love faster—women or men? With engaging quizzes and checklists; easy-to-use tips; and new takeaways on compatibility, fighting fair, and relationship ruts, 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great will give you perfect ways to say “I love you” and show you how to reignite the passion in your relationship. You’ll find out why it’s okay to go to bed mad and why you don’t want to engage in kitchen sinking! The advice in this smart, entertaining book will help you put the excitement back in your marriage in no time, and you’ll be amazed at how easy it will be. ​5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great is based on the findings of a groundbreaking study directed by Dr. Orbuch, and funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study—of the same 373 married couples—began in 1986 and continues today. Dr. Orbuch is a professor, a renowned therapist, and a nationally recognized relationship expert known as The Love Doctor®.
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Scrum Mastery

Von Gutem Zu Grossartigem Servant Leadership

Author: Geoff Watts

Publisher: Inspect & Adapt Limited

ISBN: 9780957587489

Category:

Page: N.A

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DIE GRUNDLAGEN FUR DIE TATIGKEIT ALS SCRUMMASTER SIND RECHT EINFACH: Im Grossen und Ganzen muss ein ScrumMaster nur den Scrum Prozess managen und Hindernisse beseitigen. Ein grossartiger ScrumMaster zu sein- also einer, der wirklich die Prinzipien des Servant Leaderships verkorpert und dem Team hilft, das hochstmogliche Leistungsniveau mit Scrum zu erreichen- ist allerdings wesentlich komplizierter und lasst sich nicht so einfach definieren. In diesem Buch nennt Geoff eine ganze Reihe von Geschichten und praktischen Tipps, die aus mehr als zehn Jahren Coachingerfahrung mit den verschiedensten Scrum Teams stammen und Ihnen den Weg zur Grossartigkeit aufzeigen werden. IN DIESEM BUCH WERDEN SIE FOLGENDE DINGE LERNEN: Die Kompetenzen und Eigenschaften grossartiger ScrumMaster Wie man das Engagement des Teams weckt, aufrechterhalt und starkt Wie man die Effektivitat der Scrum Meetings steigert Wie man ein kreativeres und besser zusammenarbeitendes Team schafft Wie man die Leistung des Teams steigert Woran man erkennt, dass man ein erfolgreicher ScrumMaster ist Scrum Mastery ist fur alle praktizierenden ScrumMaster, die grossartige Servant Leader werden mochten, um ihre Teams uber die Grenzen der reinen Prozesseinhaltung hinauszufuhren. Mike Cohn schreibt in seinem Vorwort fur dieses Buch: "Die meisten Bucher warmen nur altbekanntes Wissen wieder auf und ich bin kein Stuck kluger, nachdem ich sie gelesen habe. Ich glaube, dass ich dieses Buch noch viele Jahre zu Rate ziehen werde." Roman Pichler meint: "Ich bin wirklich beeindruckt, wie gut und verstandlich dieses Buch geschrieben ist. Es wird fur viele Menschen unentbehrlich werden.""
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Summary: Good to Great

Author: Readtrepreneur Publishing

Publisher: Readtrepreneur Publishing

ISBN: 1386051195

Category: Study Aids

Page: N.A

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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… And Others Don't by Jim Collins | Book Summary | Readtrepreneur (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book, but an unofficial summary.) What are the variables that distinguish a good company from a great one? Can your company become great? Knowing how to do it is the most important step and Good to Great will be essential on covering that gap. Good to Great does its absolute best on providing the knowledge you need to know to make your company distinguish itself from its competition. There is no need to settle on "good" when it can be great and having the best guide at your disposal is the best way to aim for the top. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Readtrepreneur. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Great vision without great people is irrelevant" – James C. Collins Being the #1 bestselling book with more than 2 million copies sold, Good to Great is the best way to learn how the best companies triumph over others and how your company can be the successful one. This book is not meant for settlers, it teaches you how to improve your position even if you are not in a bad one. Do you want to always strive to the highest mountain? Then this book is for you. Jim Collins stresses the importance of knowing that your company doesn't have to be "born with great DNA" to be one of the greats because what's necessary is knowing when to act and when not to. P.S. Good to Great is an extremely useful book that will help your company excel among others. In order to succeed, you need to be competitive, you need to be vicious, and you need to be ambitious. The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Download your Copy Right Away! Why Choose Us, Readtrepreneur? ● Highest Quality Summaries ● Delivers Amazing Knowledge ● Awesome Refresher ● Clear And Concise Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book.
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