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Title:
Great by choice : uncertainty, chaos, and luck : why some thrive despite them all
Author:
Collins, James C. (James Charles), 1958-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
xii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Enumerates the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times.
Language:
English
Contents:
Thriving in uncertainty -- 10xers -- Mile march -- Fire bullets, then cannonballs -- Leading above the death line -- SMaC -- Return on luck -- Epilogue: great by choice -- Frequently asked questions.
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ISBN:
9780062120991

9780062121004
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Summary

Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns withanother groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive inuncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research,buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins andhis colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly greatenterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book isclassic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.


Author Notes

Jim Collins holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University. A visiting professor of business administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business, he is a management consultant. He has written several articles for the Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune magazine, California Management Review and Stanford Magazine.

He is the co-author of Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies; Managing the Small to Mid-Sized Firm: Readings, Cases and Instructor's Manual; Beyond Entrepreneurship; and Great by Choice. He has also worked with Hewlett Packard and McKinsey & Co.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Current economic events challenge corporations like never before, so why do companies such as Apple and Southwest Airlines thrive during uncertain environmental conditions for decades while competitors do not? This book builds on the material in Collins' previous books Good to Great (2001) and Built to Last (2002), sharing new concepts learned from his and coauthor Hansen's nine-year study of companies that outperformed their competition over time by at least 10 times the industry stock index. Collins and Hansen analyze the best companies and their leaders' actions in extreme environments and demonstrate by example that greatness is determined by the choices made, not luck. They discuss the role of luck in corporate success and show how companies such as Southwest and Biomet use return on luck as a key success factor, capitalizing on good luck and minimizing bad luck, testing ideas by firing bullets, then cannonballs, and using specific, methodical, and consistent operating procedures. Entrepreneurs and business leaders may find the concepts in this book useful for making choices to increase their odds of building a great company.--Kryszak, Cindy Copyright 2010 Booklist


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
1 Thriving in Uncertaintyp. 1
2 10Xersp. 13
3 20 Mile Marchp. 39
4 Fire Bullets, Then Cannonballsp. 69
5 Leading above the Death Linep. 99
6 SMaCp. 125
7 Return on Luckp. 149
Epilogue: Great by Choicep. 181
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 184
Research Foundationsp. 199
Notesp. 255
Indexp. 295