This book addresses a single question: can a good company become a great company, and if so, how? Based on a five-year research project comparing companies that made the leap to those that did not, Good to Great shows that greatness is not primarily a function of circumstance but largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline. Hedgehog Success built to last pdf, and the Flywheel.
Coauthored with Jerry Porras and based on their research project at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, this book investigates the question, Why are some companies able to become and remain visionary through multiple generations of leaders, across decades, and even centuries? Like Good to Great, Built to Last compares great companies to good ones during specific eras in history, asking, What systematically distinguishes the great from the average?
Great by Choice answers the question, 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, Jim and coauthor Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, fast-moving times. The findings in this book are contrarian, data driven, and uplifting. This monograph sprang from the realization that the Good to Great concepts have use far beyond business—in government, nonprofits, schools, and just about everywhere else.
The monograph rejects the idea that the social sectors should operate more like business and shows how the Good to Great concepts can be successfully adapted to arenas in which success is not measured in economic terms. How the Mighty Fall presents the well-founded hope that leaders can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course—in part by understanding the five step-wise stages of decline uncovered in the four-year research project behind this book.