Built to Last was a phenomenal success: 'It is a fair assumption that as the seminal importance of this audiobook begins to permeate the upper echelons of business and business schools...Collins and Porras will emerge as the gurus to watch over the next decade.' The Director.Good to Great explores a whole new concept, backed by the rigorous research standards which gave Built to Last such an impact. 1. Good is the Enemy of Great -- the scope of the project 2. Level 5 Leadership -- the type of leader required, humble and ferocious 3. First Who ...Then What -- how companies set the foundation for their shift from good to great 4. Confront the Brutal Facts (Yet Never Lose Faith) -- the duality that leads to greatness 5.Hedgehog Concept -- how to find the one big thing your company must focus on 6. A Culture of Discipline -- the magical alchemy of great performance 7. Technology Accelerators -- technology is a trap, unless used right 8. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop -- how to build sustained momentum and avoid the 'new regime, new revolution' doom loop 9. From Good to Great to Built to Last -- how to take a company from great to enduring great. Appendices:Good to Great in: the New Economy; non-Profits; Government; Investors; outside the US.Plus four research appendices
Jim Collins left the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1995 to set up a management laboratory in Colorado. He has worked with senior executives and CEOs from over 100 corporations including Starbucks Coffee, Time Warner, Johnson & Johnson and E-loan.com. He is co-author of the best-selling Built to Last - which has been on the Business Week bestseller list for 57 months, sold 500,000 copies in the US alone and has been translated into 17 languages.