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Good to Great

Good to Great

Author: Jim Collins

Year Published: 2001

Description: Widely considered a seminal management study of the 1990s, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins examined 11 examples of companies whose performance improved from average to successful—"good to great"— vis-à-vis their industry competitors. Drawing upon five years of research, it pinpointed seven commonalities among those who made the leap: "Level 5 Leadership;" "First Who, Then What;" "Confront the Brutal Facts;" "Hedgehog Concept;" "Culture of Discipline;" "Technology Accelerators;" and "The Flywheel."

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'Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.'

Good to Great

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