Book Reviews of Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
Good to Great Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't
Author: Jim Collins
ISBN-13: 9780066620992
ISBN-10: 0066620996
Publication Date: 10/2001
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 95 ratings
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't on + 260 more book reviews
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Y'know, I can see the previous reviewer's point, but I don't agree with it.

Good to Great was started to answer the question of what makes super performing companies (criteria detailed in the book - I'm not going to retype them here) different from comparable companies in the same industry. The answer is by and large common sense - identifying core competencies, how to be paid for them, confronting unpleasant facts regularly and similar things. All of them pretty much common sense. However, the book goes a long way towards proving common sense isn't.

My biggest 'issue' with the book is Mr. Collins apparent antipathy towards the cult of the rockstar leader and the merger, however, history (and The Economist) go a long way towards supporting him.

The only problem with the book is by comparing my employer against the characteristics of a Great company I know it will never make the leap and I want to polish up my resume.

Recommended and one worth re-reading.
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At some points the material is hard to digest.
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Helpful principles backed by solid research
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This has become my business bible. It is not one man's opinion, but rather a 5 year analysis of what makes great companies great. Truly insightful.
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Good book! Truth! Inspiring! Motivating!
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About three chapters longer than it needed to be, but (still) an interesting read. Principles could be applied to businesses, churches, and other organizations.
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Great book ! SO much information and ideas about building a great business or a great life ! I will be reading / listening again and again !
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Husband read only half of this and then dismissed it as "They are only presenting examples to support their arguements."