Great by Choice

Jim Collins & Morten T. Hansen

Great by Choice

Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

Published: October 11, 2011

Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting. More

Good To Great And The Social Sectors

Jim Collins

Good To Great And The Social Sectors

A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great

Published: November 22, 2005

Building upon the concepts introduced in Good to Great, Jim Collins answers the most commonly asked questions raised by his readers in the social sectors. Using information gathered from interviews with over 100 social sector leaders, Jim Collins shows that his “Level 5 Leader” and other good-to-great principles can help social sector organizations make the leap to greatness. More

Built to Last

Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras

Built to Last

Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

Published: June 24, 2004

Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day—as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large… More

Good to Great

Jim Collins

Good to Great

Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don’t

Published: October 16, 2001

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. 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… More