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Good to Great - A Complete Summary.

Good to Great is a book written by the American author Jim Collins. Jim is a lecturer and business consultant. His lectures focus on the subjects of business sustainability and economic growth. 

Collins attended Stanford University where he received his MBA in Mathematics. He then spent eighteen months working as a consultant for McKinsey and Co. before becoming a product manager for Hewlett Packard. 

Collins has also written or co-authored six other books in addition to Good to Great, all of which are based on his research. One of these books, Built to Last, was a best-seller for more than six years and has been translated into twenty-five languages. 

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t talks about the crucial differences between companies that do passably good business and those that do exceptionally great business. After this initial discussion, the author explains that even though there is nothing wrong with “good,” that “good” can, and often does, prevent us from achieving more of our potential. Good will keep us satisfied with the current situation, and because of this satisfaction we may be unable and unwilling to try to achieve something better. This concept applies in business as well. While there are many companies that are good, there are only a few companies that excel at what they do. This means that there are many companies that are “stuck” with being “good.” 

This book offers ways to understand what distinguishes between good and great companies and what each company should do in order to achieve being “great.” The research and suggestions make it excellent literature for businessmen.  

August 25
Digital Products Management
Sze Lam

Customer Reviews

rockyhasanur ,

Excellent summary

This book is a reminder that greatness can be very simple. Choosing the right people, applying time honored principles and doing work that matters makes all the difference. Well written and researched - one of my all-time favorite life and business books.

Betty Cartw ,

5 stars!

This book will help you learn how your company will excel on it field and be able to maintain its success. Here are some tips for you to apply in your company and forget about being good what you will learn is how to be great and the best. This book was written in a very simple way for better and easier understanding.

Donna Fish ,

Easy read

Finally I had finished reading this book. And I am very much satisfied. I got so much to learn from this and I am glad that I decided to buy this book. It was really a good summary of the original book. It was really a great experience reading this book. I enjoyed it a lot thanks.

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