The new question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. The new study: Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins's prior work by its focus on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.
"Great by Choice is a sequel to Jim Collins's best-selling Good to Great (2001), which identified seven characteristics that enabled companies to become truly great over an extended period of time." The Wall Street Journal
"Simple, accessible, easy to digest, and with some very actionable key concepts that you can immediately put to use." Dark Matter Matters
Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes fire Likewise with randomness, uncertainty, chaos: you want to use them, not hide from them. You want to be the fire and wish for the wind. This summarizes the author’s nonmeek attitude to randomness and uncertainty. We just don’t want to just survive uncertainty, or to
Entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow (Wired, Fast Company,The New Yorker, and cofounder of Contently) analyzes the lives of people and companies that do incredible things in implausibly short time. How do some startups go from zero to billions in mere months? How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and
A bold new approach to performance by one of the top coaches in the country. In trying to improve-on the playing field, in the office, or even at home-most people seek out new information to get to the next level. They read a book, attend a class, or hire an
The idea that the path from good to great in the social sectors is to become “more like a business” is dead wrong. Great companies make a prosperous society, but not a great society for economic growth and power are the means, not the end, of a great nation. Few businesses
This book is not about gloating over the demise of once-mighty enterprises that fell, but about seeing what we can learn and apply to our own situation. By understanding the five stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce the chances of falling all the way to the bottom, tumbling from iconic