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Can a good company become a great one? If so, how?

After a five-year research project, Jim Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organisation to make the leap from good to great while other organisations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising - at times even shocking - to the modern mind.

Good to Great achieves a rare distinction: a management book full of vital ideas that reads as well as a fast-paced novel. It is widely regarded as one of the most important business books ever written.

©2020 Jim Collins (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • Leo
  • 19-12-2020

Dated, questionable conclusion

The research method used in this book is questionable.

The population is merely 20+ companies, in different industries. There is no causal link established between the level 5 leadership and success of these companies. This book feels more like a bag of pithy phrases rather than something can be qualified as research and drive meaningful result in real life.

I won't recommend this book.

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This book is good but not great

This book talks about being good2great

But it itself is not great.

I had heard good things about this book but I couldn't find the value in it

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what every entrepreneur needs to listen to

this book give really good insight to companies that found that right formula for success, it also gives you the time when listening to it to reflect on your own behaviours and see if you truly can be a level 5

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Great book with a great narrator

Such a great insight into the inner workings of some of the elite business out there. Jim does a great job reading and narrating the book. Very enjoyable.

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Enthralling rigorous research

Engaging findings with immediate applicability. Rigorous research presented in a very engaging manner. Good balance of statistical information, interview data, and story telling.

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  • Suncoast Office Furniture(Sutton Murray)
  • 14-03-2021

Scam beware, way out of date

What got me was that Amazon stated release date year 2020. In this book Jim mentioned written in 2001. No way I would have bought it knowing that this highly priced book., is already 20 years old. Some of the so called hedge hog companies doesnt even exist anymore (bankrupt). From Jim's other book Great by Choice. The SMaC recipe also can't be trusted. Why because there is no way the mentioned level 5 leaded circuit City company had any chance of surviving, the allowed only upto 20% Change. This would not have been enough to over come the problems it faced in the internet age. Online internet sales killed this company. These books cannot be trusted any more in today's new age. The books should have been removed from the market along time back. New revisions should have taken there places. What happened to the passion for teaching? Did more book sales turned into greed?. Shame on the author and Amazon for misleading for more sales

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  • Jean Jacques Thenon
  • 27-02-2021

The best explanation why love is the answer

This has been one of my top 5 book for over a decade. This reading is great with helpful assides.

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  • Quinton Weenink
  • 29-01-2021

Research is key

I find myself often giving out 5 stars to books who do an overwhelming amount of research, perhaps this is one the traits that make a book great ;D

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  • Zweli Ndhlovu
  • 21-01-2021

Gold standard for business.

Having built a great business, I began to feel a little lost and no longer had some of the initial vision I had building my business. This book has reminded me of the steps I took initially and has oriented me back on the path to greatness.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-2021

Good to great is great.

loved it. very insightful and informative. challenges you to rethink many concepts you thought right.

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  • Jon
  • 17-12-2020

Awesome book really enjoyed it 🙌🙌

Well written book. I really enjoyed it ☺ will read again to let it sink in properly

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  • aqil
  • 20-06-2021

A Must Listen

Excellent book with fundamental insights, applicable today. It'll require a few listens to digest. Still applicable today if you follow the basic principles but adapt it to current needs.

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  • Michael Tibbins
  • 16-06-2021

A change of Paradigm

An eye opening listen detailing how companies can take themselves to the next level. Yes most of the companies are no longer in business but as he states its the principles they have discovered that stage companies out the monotonous average "good" status.

I recommend listening to this audio book at 1.5x speed it follows much nicer and drags a little less

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-2021

Excellent book.

An excellent brilliantly delivered and narrated. Lots of great concepts and learning to reflect on a apply in your own organisation. Sadly, I don't recall ever working for a Level 5 leader.

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  • Daniel Marrable
  • 25-04-2021

Excellent

The ideas presented in this book really opened my mind to how to drive my business.

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  • lawrence
  • 18-03-2021

Good listen

It's a good book. Only n focus on plc. Overall a good read/ listen. Ok

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  • Kas
  • 16-03-2021

I wish I read it couple of years ago...

This book is great for anyone, lot of analogies used to describe companies can be applied to personal development and career management.

‘20 mile walk’ resonated with me the most, but all the concepts were well thought through and applicable in entrepreneurship and personal careers.

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  • Fred
  • 03-01-2021

Read this book if you are in business

What's odd about this book is that so few companies follow the advice that the research yielded. As we endure the Silicon valley-VC phenomenon, the focus on short term gain, charismatic founders proves the findings in the book. They don't last.

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