Great by Choice by James C. Collins

Great by Choice

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...

Details Great by Choice

TitleGreat by Choice
Release DateOct 11th, 2011
GenreBusiness, Leadership, Nonfiction, Management, Self Help

Reviews Great by Choice

  • Morgan
    It's really 183 pages (the rest is just research notes). The whole book is summarized on page 175. There's some interesting anecdotes and the ideas make sense, but this is a very slight (as in not very deep) book. What makes a company great is that they do deep analysis of the business, prepare, take advantage of success without endangering the company, re-evaluate periodically, and work steadily for success, making adjustments if necessary.
  • Loy Machedo
    What were some of the most shocking / memorable incidents you can recollect since the last 10 years?• 9/11?• The Financial Meltdown? Lehman Brothers? Billions getting wiped out?• The iPod, iPad, iPhone revolution?A lot has happened in the last 10 years.Giants who were invincible are now forever invisible.The corporations with abundant financial health are today on a dying life support system.The mortal legends whom we always remembered have...
  • Marichka Dzhala
    Спочатку мені здалося, що ця книжка буде дуже нудною, але я знову помилилася :)Ще такого крутого опрацювання даних я ніколи не читала.Ця книжка - це дослідження того, що потрібно робити для побудови успішної компанії. Джим Коллінз зібрав дані (за пе...
  • Jonathan Cassie
    I am a huge admirer of Jim Collins' research, methods and tight, accessible, methodical writing. "Great By Choice," however, suggests that perhaps the scholarly architecture that made his previous work so great may be losing a bit of its strength. There's a bit of a teabag on its third cup of tea here. The core thesis seems less powerful. The evidence just as good and rich, but in the service of smaller objectives. The narrative less nuanced. Wel...
  • Rachel Bayles
    Great, great, great! Go out and read immediately. A wonderfully hopeful and logic-based formula for progress.
  • Nicole
    The fourth book in the series of business management studies by Jim Collins and his colleagues. Built to Last was the first, followed by Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall.In a quote from the book jacket, Great by Choice is the result of a study of "companies that rose to greatness - beating their industry indexes by a minimum of ten times over fifteen years - in environments characterized by big forces and rapid shifts that leaders could not ...
  • Khánh Trình
    Tư tưởng quản trị của quyển sách không có gì mới mẻ, không gây tác động mạnh đến người đọc. Chung qui lại để thành công, bất kì nhà lãnh đạo nào cũng cần có sự chuẩn bị, chuẩn bị mọi lúc, chuẩn bị cho trường hợp bất khả - khủng hoảng là điều cần thiết và dễ hiểu,nhưng chuẩn bị sau khi đã mình đã thành công thì không phải ai cũng "n...
  • Jane
    The concepts in this book are solid. The text seemed somewhat repetitive. Not only that, but just about all of their findings about what distinguishes companies that blow away the competition even in tough times are simply rigorous application of the theory of what works. Zoom out, zoom in? Use both Sensing and Intuition. SMaC? Keeping what works is the strength of those who prefer Introversion and Sensing, and further, is often seen as "resistan...
  • Danny Stokes
    Really good book. Jim Collins has the unique ability to take analytical, empirical research data and couple it with intriguing stories which keep you engaged and learning what makes a great leader and a great company.
  • David Solomon
    Another great insight into the world of successful companies and their leaders. So much to learn from!!!