Great companies can stumble, badly, and recover. Every institution, no matter how great, is vulnerable to decline. Collins' research project—more than four years in duration—uncovered five step-wise stages of decline: Stage 1: Hubris Born of Success Stage 2: Undisciplined Pursuit of More Stage 3: Denial of Risk and Peril Stage 4: Grasping for Salvation Stage 5: Capitulation to Irrelevance or Death By understanding these stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce their chances of falling all the way to the bottom.
How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In Good to Great Book 4 #ad - Anyone can fall and most eventually do. Decline can be avoided. As long as we never get entirely knocked out of the game, hope always remains. Decline, it turns out, is largely self-inflicted, and the path to recovery lies largely within our own hands. We are not imprisoned by our circumstances, our history, or even our staggering defeats along the way.
Decline can be detected.
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All Good to Great Book 5HarperBusiness #ad - This book isclassic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting. Ten years after the worldwide bestseller good to great, and others do not? based on nine years of research, Jim Collins returns withanother groundbreaking work, Collins andhis colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly greatenterprise in unpredictable, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, even chaos, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive inuncertainty, tumultuous and fast-moving times.
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies Good to Great Book 2HarperBusiness #ad - This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. Throughout, wal-mart, and philip morris from their rivals? how, the authors asked: "what makes the truly exceptional companies different from other companies?"what separates general electric, eventually prevail as the premier institution in its industry? How was Motorola able to move from a humble battery repair business into integrated circuits and cellular communications, for example, Hewlett-Packard, which began life substantially behind rival Colgate, did Procter & Gamble, while Zenith never became dominant in anything other than TVs? How did Boeing unseat McDonnell Douglas as the world's best commercial aircraft company -- what did Boeing have that McDonnell Douglas lacked?By answering such questions, Walt Disney, 3M, Merck, Collins and Porras go beyond the incessant barrage of management buzzwords and fads of the day to discover timeless qualities that have consistently distinguished out-standing companies.
They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. This is a book about visionary companies. So write jim collins and jerry porras in this groundbreaking book that shatters myths, provides new insights, and gives practical guidance to those who would like to build landmark companies that stand the test of time.
Drawing upon a six-year research project at the stanford university graduate school of Business, Collins and Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies -- they have an average age of nearly one hundred years and have outperformed the general stock market by a factor of fifteen since 1926 -- and studied each company in direct comparison to one of its top competitors.
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies Good to Great Book 2 #ad - They also provide inspiration to all executives and entrepreneurs by destroying the false but widely accepted idea that only charismatic visionary leaders can build visionary companies. Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the twenty-first century and beyond.
Would You Kill the Fat Man?: The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and WrongPrinceton University Press #ad - In the process, he provides an entertaining and informative tour through the history of moral philosophy. In fact, how we answer it tells us a great deal about right and wrong. However, although he will die, a stranger, is standing next to you: if you push him off the bridge, a fat man, he will topple onto the line and, his chunky body will stop the train, saving five lives.
. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. Would you kill the fat man? The question may seem bizarre. But it's one variation of a puzzle that has baffled moral philosophers for almost half a century and that more recently has come to preoccupy neuroscientists, psychologists, and other thinkers as well.
Would You Kill the Fat Man?: The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong #ad - But why? after all, in taking one life you could save five. As edmonds shows, answering the question is far more complex--and important--than it first appears. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. Most people feel it's wrong to kill the fat man. In this book, coauthor of the best-selling Wittgenstein's Poker, David Edmonds, tells the riveting story of why and how philosophers have struggled with this ethical dilemma, sometimes called the trolley problem.
A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don'tHarperBusiness #ad - After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins.
Technology accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology. The hedgehog concept simplicity within the Three Circles: To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. The challenge built to last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't #ad - Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years.
The flywheel and the doom loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. Some of the key concepts discerned in the study, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, ” comments Jim Collins, upset some people.
Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings? A culture of discipline: when you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results.
Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to GreatHarper Business #ad - It is the act of turning the flywheel, slowly gaining momentum and eventually reaching a breakthrough. A companion guidebook to the number-one bestselling Good to Great, focused on implementation of the flywheel concept, one of Jim Collins’ most memorable ideas that has been used across industries and the social sectors, and with startups.
The key to business success is not a single innovation or one plan. Building upon the flywheel concept introduced in his groundbreaking classic Good to Great, how to accelerate the flywheel’s momentum, Jim Collins teaches readers how to create their own flywheel, and how to stay on the flywheel in shifting markets and during times of turbulence.
Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great #ad - Combining research from his good to great labs and case studies from organizations like Amazon, and the Cleveland Clinic which have turned their flywheels with outstanding results, Vanguard, Collins demonstrates that successful organizations can disrupt the world around them—and reach unprecedented success—by employing the flywheel concept.
Turning Goals into Results Harvard Business Review Classics: The Power of Catalytic MechanismsHarvard Business Review Press #ad - The crucial link between objectives and results, this tool is a galvanizing, nonbureaucratic way to turn one into the other. Most executives have a big, hairy, audacious goal. But they install layers of stultifying bureaucracy that prevent them from realizing it. The harvard business review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library.
. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world. So, to help readers get started, Collins offers some general principles that support the process of building one effectively. Since 1922, harvard business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice.
Turning Goals into Results Harvard Business Review Classics: The Power of Catalytic Mechanisms #ad - In this article, jim collins introduces the catalytic mechanism, a simple yet powerful managerial tool that helps turn lofty aspirations into reality. But the same catalytic mechanism that works in one organization won’t necessarily work in another.
Big Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing Columbia Business School PublishingColumbia Business School Publishing #ad - Their next high-stakes gamble might backfire, not only hitting them in the balance sheet but also taking a mental and emotional toll. They may make a lucky bet, realize a sizable profit, and find themselves full of confidence. He offers a set of simple but crucial steps to successful investing, including:· Know yourself, how you arrive at decisions, and how you might be susceptible to self-deception.
Make decisions based on your own expertise, and do not invest in what you don’t understand. Select only trustworthy and capable colleagues and collaborators. Learn how to identify and avoid investments with inherent flaws. Always search for bargains, and never forget that the first responsibility of an investor is to identify mispriced stocks.
Tillinghast teaches readers how to learn from their mistakes—and his own, giving investors the tools to ask the right questions in any situation and to think objectively and generatively about portfolio management. Even veteran investors can be caught off guard: a news item may suddenly cause havoc for an industry they’ve invested in; crowd mentality among fellow investors may skew the market; a CEO may turn out to be unprepared to effectively guide a company.
Big Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing Columbia Business School Publishing #ad - Investors are tempted daily by misleading or incomplete information. How can one stay focused in such a volatile profession? if you can’t trust your past successes to plan and predict, how can you avoid risky situations in the future?In Big Money Thinks Small, veteran fund manager Joel Tillinghast shows investors how to avoid making these mistakes.
Patience and methodical planning will pay far greater dividends than flashy investments.
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - This book is a searching, lyrical exploration of the meaning of justice, one that invites readers of all political persuasions to consider familiar controversies in fresh and illuminating ways. Affirmative action, patriotism and dissent, morality, physician-assisted suicide, the moral limits of markets—Sandel dramatizes the challenge of thinking through these con?icts, and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics, same-sex marriage, national service, abortion, and our own convictions as well.
Justice is lively, thought-provoking, and wise—an essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the hard questions of our civic life. Sandel's "justice" course is one of the most popular and influential at Harvard. What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? Michael J.
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? #ad - . Justice offers readers the same exhilarating journey that captivates Harvard students. Up to a thousand students pack the campus theater to hear Sandel relate the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day, and this fall, public television will air a series based on the course.
Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About LeadershipMissionday #ad - They offer principles for adaptation and bring them to life with examples from business, government, academia, and the military. In building their argument, dempsey and Brafman introduce several concepts that illuminate both the vulnerability and the opportunity in leading today: Radical Inclusion. From a young vegan’s confrontation with opponents in berkeley to a young lieutenant’s surprising visitor during the Cold War, from a reflection on the significance of Burning Man to a discussion of challenges faced in the Situation Room, Radical Inclusion will provide you with leadership tools to address real leadership challenges.
Dempsey and brafman persuasively explain that today’s leaders are in competition for the trust and confidence of those they lead more than ever before. Leaders should instead develop an instinct for inclusion. A wall street journal best-selling booknamed by the washington post as one of the 11 leadership books to read in 2018 radical inclusion: what the post-9/11 world Should Have Taught Us About Leadership examines today’s leadership landscape and describes the change it demands of leaders.
Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership #ad - Power and control once went hand in hand, but no longer. The word “radical” emphasizes the urgency of doing so. The principles discussed in Radical Inclusion are memorable and the book is full of engaging stories. In today’s environment, control is seductive but unlikely to produce optimum, affordable, sustainable solutions.
Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated GenerationSimon & Schuster #ad - Now in the new york times bestseller beyond Measure, Vicki continues this all-important conversation, seeking out success stories to inspire and instruct those who are eager to create change. From limiting the number of ap courses a college will consider to eliminating the competitive need to “do more than the next kid” and shifting emphasis in the admissions process to essay options over test scores.
Now in paperback, the new york times bestseller from Race to Nowhere director Vicki Abeles about how our schools can revolutionize learning, prioritize children’s health, and re-envision success for a lifetime. Race to nowhere, creative, tapped into a widespread problem in our nation’s schools: From high school to kindergarten, Vicki Abeles’s groundbreaking documentary about our educational system, an entire generation of American students is being pressured to perform in ways that make them less intellectually flexible, and responsive to a changing world.
Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation #ad - With both heart and smarts, vicki Abeles showcases the courageous communities that are rejecting the childhood rat race and reclaiming health and learning Maria Shriver. The result will help students succeed, not just on the race to college—but for life. Everyone is aware that the educational system is broken, unique, and Beyond Measure reveals a personal, on-the-ground perspective.
We see examples of teachers who have cut the workload in half and seen scores rise; parents who have taken the pressure off of their kids only to find their motivation and abilities rise on their own; schools that have instituted later start times so that the kids are getting the sleep they need able to learn more efficiently.
Vicki brought home how, better test scores, and more AP courses than their classmates, as students race against each other to have constantly higher grades, they are damaging their own mental and physical health.