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Good To Great by Jim Collins| Quickie Book Summary by [Collins, Jim, Brickman, Dan]
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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't is a 2001 management book by James C. Collins that aims to describe how companies transition from being average companies to great companies and how companies can fail to make the transition.

“Good to Great” attained long-running positions on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week best-seller lists, sold 2.5 million hardcover copies since publication, and has been translated into 32 languages.

"Greatness" is defined as financial performance several multiples better than the market average over a sustained period. Collins finds the main factor for achieving the transition to be a narrow focusing of the company’s resources on their field of competence. Collins used a large team of researchers who studied "6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer data in a five-year project".

In this book summary of "Good to Great" you can discover the condensed wisdom to be gained from the book. You can discover what differences there were in companies that managed to achieve greatness.

Do you want to know the characteristics of a leader most likely to take their company from good to great? Do you want to know how to hire the right people? The book summary includes information on each of the topics covered in “Good To Great” in a format that will help you while reducing the time required for reading the entire book.

Chapter One: Good is the Enemy of Great
Chapter Two: Level 5 Leadership
Chapter Three: First Who… Then What
Chapter Four: Confront the Brutal Facts
Chapter Five: The Hedgehog Concept
Chapter Six: A Culture of Discipline
Chapter Seven: Technology Accelerators
Chapter Eight: The Flywheel and the Doom Loop
Chapter Nine: From Good to Great to Built to Last

The author of “Good to Great”, James C. "Jim" Collins, III is an American business consultant, author, and lecturer on the subject of company sustainability and growth. Jim Collins frequently contributes to Harvard Business Review, Business Week, Fortune and other magazines, journals, etc.

Collins began his research and teaching career on the faculty at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, where he now conducts research and teaches executives from the corporate and social sectors.

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I will recommend this book to all my clients. While it is a perspective on someone else's work it is a reminder that as we read anything it is tremendously Important to understand we have to discern what someone else has written and what it means to us.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of a dollar 14 June 2013
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This summary is simply terrible. Like a couple of other reviewers, I wanted to get a quick synopsis of what is reported to be a great book (and I still believe it probably is). But this summary is so poorly written, with such poor grammar and even numerous spelling mistakes, that I can't even concentrate while trying to read it.

I suspect that the "good" or even moderate reviews below must have been mistakenly attached to this summary, when they were intended for the original Good To Great book itself.

I'm told by friends that the original book has a summary at the end of each chapter, and to go there if one wants the quick synopsis I was looking for. I'll gladly do that now and delete this mess permanently.
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written, but it was free, so I got what I paid for. 18 June 2017
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The writing was so poor, that it was hard to read it. A summary of a classic business book is a great idea. But please have a proofreader go through it and then republish it. You can charge more for it, and everyone wins.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Reads like a junior high book report with keywords plugged in. 13 April 2015
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A poorly written synopsis.
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1.0 out of 5 stars wasted my 24 February 2017
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Less than a cliff note, wasted my money
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2.0 out of 5 stars Rather dull summary of a much better book 2 June 2014
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It would be much better to read the actual book, (Which I did in part ).The actual book reads much better.