Great by Choice by Jim Collins
Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

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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.
 

About Jim Collins

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Jim Collins is author or coauthor of six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide, including the bestsellers Good to Great, Built to Last, and How the Mighty Fall. Jim began his research and teaching career on the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. He now operates a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, where he conducts research, teaches, and consults with executives from the corporate and social sectors.
 
Published October 11, 2011 by HarperBusiness. 320 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Cooking, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The Wall Street Journal

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'Great by Choice" is a sequel to Jim Collins's best-selling "Good to Great" (2001), which identified seven characteristics that enabled companies to become truly great over an extended period of time.

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Los Angeles Times

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Titled "Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck — Why Some Thrive Despite Them All," it was published by Harper Business.

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The new question: Ten years after the worldwide best seller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not?

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Harvard Business Review

When Jim Collins and I studied who won big in highly uncertain industries, we found that those leaders — including Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Herb Kelleher — had much in common with Amundsen, while their peers shared traits with Scott (see our book Great by Choice).

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Business 2 Community

They have egos, but their egos are channeled into their companies and their purposes, not personal aggrandizement.” An especially fascinating chapter reports their findings on what role luck played in the 10Xers success and the failure of their comparison companies.

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