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on November 30, 2015
This book has been on my to read list for a long time partially due to the hoopla and plump ratings it had received. I believe that there are 2 types of reviewers / readers for this book: seasoned readers of business literature of all sorts and casual, novice, students of such literature. I had eagerly awaited for this book thinking that it would open my eyes to something unique or new, however my experience has been a bit different. It's like going to a Gordon Ramsey restaurant, all hyped and full of hope, only to get back a reheated frozen dinner in a plastic container. The book should be a pamflet at best. The cases depicting the "Great" companies are not that "Great" and neither are the companies themselves. Feel free to research them if you have the time. The author waxes poetry about the outstanding talent and " factors " that make a company great however for the most part they lack substance and true originality. I never read any other book by Jim Collins and never will either as I find that he is the type of author that is the " know it all professor ", self assured about his ideas, preaching to the world his gospel like a fake prophet. My advice, don't take the bait, save yourself the money and most importantly the time. There are far better books to read out there or ways to enhance knowledge of the business world. You would think that all the people raving about this book would implement at least 10% of what it says in their day to day activities. Some may even be the leading lights of various organizations. I am curious to see how many of those leaders will surface in the next 10 years and reference this book as their epiphany moment on how to run their business and pinpoint this experience as the pivotal point in transitioning their business from good to great.
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on November 18, 2015
Amazing. Hands down best business book I've read all year. I've just purchased built to last as well. This should be required reading for business leaders.
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on July 21, 2015
very good customer relationship: problem well solved!
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on June 28, 2015
Fantastic read, engaging and a great road map for anyone who is interested in making their companies better.
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on June 1, 2015
I bought this book to better understand the makings of great companies in the modern world. While this was the book's main focus, the findings focused around qualitative traits of company leaders and company culture. It did nothing to focus on quantitative decision making or the direction of the companies taken by management. It would be hard to apply the findings in this book when analyzing a company but rather more of a self help type of book. if you are a CEO and striving for better results this book would be for you.
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on May 14, 2015
Great examples of succesful stores! Lacking financial details to back up claims.
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on May 11, 2015
Must Read Book about business. To stay on my shelf, I have a feeling that I will be getting back to some of its chapters in future.
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on April 26, 2015
Good
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on April 21, 2015
Great book! I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to know how great companies transformed from good to becoming great.
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on March 2, 2015
Good to Great is a profound book. It shifts the way you think about business, and about creating a company. Think Disney; IBM; Apple. What makes them so great?

Jim Collins shows you how - and it's all backed by solid research.
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