Book Summary From Reveals Why Some Companies Make the Leap…While Some Don’t

  • Date: Mar 08, 2013
  • Category: Books

Why do some businesses in the same profession make it and other’s don’t? Why is one person in a job more successful than their counterpart that is doing the same job? Is Good the Enemy of Great? Author Jim Collins shares why good is the enemy of great in his book, “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap While Others Don’t”- and a book summary of his work has been made available at Continue reading


Mar 08, 2013 /prREACH/ -- San Diego, CA – March 5, 2013 – What makes startup companies turn into the next Google, YouTube, or Apple? What separates the good companies from the great companies? Can a company that begins as a good one, one day be a GREAT company? Author Jim Collins says yes in his book, “Good to Great:  Why Some Companies Make the Leap While Others Don’t”. Now this book is available in summary format from, a site with over 120 summaries of business books.

Having co-authored “Built to Last”, Author Jim Collins was having dinner with a group of leaders discussing organizational performance one evening. Bill Meehan, the managing director of the San Francisco office of McKinsey and Company, leaned over to him and confided that he and his co-author did a fine job of researching and writing “Built to Last”; however the information was useless because the companies they had written about for the most part were always great.

Those words ringing in the ears of Author Collins set him on a course that results in his book, “Good to Great:  Why Some Companies Make the Leap While Others Don’t”. Readers soon discover that Author Collins and his team go on a five year journey to determine companies that made the leap from good results to great results and were able to sustain those results for fifteen years.

In “Good to Great:  Why Some Companies Make the Leap While Others Don’t”, Author Collins and his team discover insights that were contrary to conventional wisdom with one giant conclusion standing out above the others. They believe almost any organization can substantially improve its stature and performance, perhaps even become great if it conscientiously applies the framework of ideas they uncovered.

What is this framework that can take a company from good to great? How does a business or organization apply? Author Collins reveals those seven factors that great companies possess in this nine chapter book as was well as provide specific details and examples on how to accomplish each one of these factors. A downloadable summary of this book is now available, allowing readers to take in the information in a timely fashion.

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About the Author

Jim Collins is co-author of Built to Last, a national best seller with over a million copies in print. A student of enduring great companies, he serves as a teacher to leaders throughout the corporate and social sectors. Formerly a faculty member at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award, Jim now works from his management research laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.


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