Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't

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  • Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?" In Good to
    Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets.
    Collins and his team of researchers began their quest by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those
    that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11--including Fannie Mae,
    Gillette, Walgreens, and Wells Fargo--and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of
    corporate success. Making the transition from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology,
    innovative change management, or even a fine-tuned business strategy. At the heart of those rare and truly great
    companies was a corporate culture that rigorously found and promoted disciplined people to think and act in a
    disciplined manner. Peppered with dozens of stories and examples from the great and not so great, the book offers a
    well-reasoned road map to excellence that any organization would do well to consider. Like Built to Last, Good to Great
    is one of those books that managers and CEOs will be reading and rereading for years to come. --Harry C. Edwards


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