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Book of the month : Good to Great

Good to Great

Author: Jim Collins

Publisher: Harper Business

 

For who?  For what? Leaders and entrepreneurs

A must have for those interested in business strategy

 

This book is THE reference in the matter.

 

What differentiates one company from another? Why some companies make the leap and others don’t? How are they different from their competitors? Can we learn and reproduce the management principles that inspired them? For five years, Jim Collins and his research team set their minds on finding what were the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great. They identified a set of elite companies with average results much higher then their competitors over time. The findings are often surprising. Far from the implementation of flamboyant strategies, the leap from good to great was the results of the vision of humble leaders. Instead of imposing their vision, they worked hand in hand with carefully chosen people who were empowered instead of directed. Discussion and argument were welcome. That and the leaders’ drive to make things happen created amazing results.  Upsetting? Surprising? Maybe not so in echo with the most recent organizations and management concepts …

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