Great by Choice

Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
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Product Number: DD1459
Released: Oct 11, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062121028
Narrator/s: Jim Collins
Publisher: Harper Audio
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Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns withanother groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive inuncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research,buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins andhis colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly greatenterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book isclassic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.

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Narrator(s): Jim Collins
Product Number Z100030754
Released: Oct 11, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062121011
Product Number EB00231821
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper Business
ISBN: #9780062121004

Professional reviews

"Initially, some listeners will wish for a professional narrator in place of the author. Between the vocal drama and biting enunciation, his intensity competes at first with the substance of his book. But soon listeners will conclude that his enthusiasm is genuine--and a perfect vehicle for the riveting findings of this research. The authors compared extraordinarily successful companies to those that were mediocre or worse in the same industries, business climates, and time frames. Exhaustive comparative analyses revealed that leaders of high-performing companies were not more creative, visionary, charismatic, ambitious, lucky, or likely to make bold and risky decisions. Fueled by more passion for noble ideals, these leaders were more fanatically disciplined, creatively empirical, and productively wary of survival issues. Read with appealing verve, this is an energizing lesson for leaders in all realms of life. T.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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