The new question 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.
The new study Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins's prior work by its focus not just on performance, but also on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.
With a team of more than twenty researchers, Collins and Hansen studied companies that rose to greatness-beating their industry indexes by a minimum of ten times over fifteen years-in environments characterized by big forces and rapid shifts that leaders could not predict or control. The research team then contrasted these «10X companies» to a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to achieve greatness in similarly extreme environments.
The new findings The study results were full of provocative surprises. Such as:
The best leaders were not more risk taking, more visionary, and more creative than the comparisons; they were more disciplined, more empirical, and more paranoid.
Innovation by itself turns out not to be the trump card in a chaotic and uncertain world; more important is the ability to scale innovation, to blend creativity with discipline.
Following the belief that leading in a «fast world» always requires «fast decisions» and «fast action» is a good way to get killed.
The great companies changed less in reaction to a radically changing world than the comparison companies.
The authors challenge conventional wisdom with thought-provoking, sticky, and supremely practical concepts. They include: 10Xers; the 20 Mile March; Fire Bullets, Then Cannonballs; Leading above the Death Line; Zoom Out, Then Zoom In; and the SMaC Recipe.
Finally, in the last chapter, Collins and Hansen present their most provocative and original analysis: defining, quantifying, and studying the role of luck. The great companies and the leaders who built them were not luckier than the comparisons, but they did get a higher Return on Luck.
This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven, and uplifting. He and Hansen show convincingly that, even in a chaotic and uncertain world, greatness happens by choice, not chance.
A deluxe hardcover reissue of the 1949 classic features a new foreword and counsels readers on how to develop long-term strategies, protect investment interests, and avoid key errors. By the author of The Interpretation of Financial Statements. 20,000 first printing.
A professor at Harvard Business School reveals the secrets to workplace productivity and high performance, presenting a toolkit of practical tips and techniques to help professionals maximize their time and work while leading full and productive personal lives as well. 25,000 first printing.
Teaches the reader how to make war, win and enjoy the plunder in the real world, where those who do not kick, gouge and grab are left behind at the table to pay the tab. This book will teach students of Bing how to plan and execute battles that hurt other people a lot, and advance their flags and those of their friends, if possible.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it! Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, or their choice of jobs, businesses, or investments? The shocking answer is: None of the above! In his groundbreaking Secrets of the Millionaire Mind , T. Harv Eker states: "Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!" Eker does this by identifying your "money and success blueprint." We all have a personal money blueprint ingrained in our subconscious minds, and it is this blueprint, more than anything, that will determine our financial lives. You can know everything about marketing, sales, negotiations, stocks, real estate, and the world of finance, but if your money blueprint is not set for a high level of success, you will never have a lot of money--and if somehow you do, you will most likely lose it! The good news is that now you can actually reset your money blueprint to create natural and automatic success. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is two books in one. Part I explains how your money blueprint works. Through Eker's rare combination of street smarts, humor, and heart, you will learn how your childhood influences have shaped your financial destiny. You will also learn how to identify your own money blueprint and "revise" it to not only create success but, more important, to keep and continually grow it. In Part II you will be introduced to seventeen "Wealth Files," which describe exactly how rich people think and act differently than most poor and middle-class people. Each Wealth File includes action steps for you to practice in the real world in order to dramatically increase your income and accumulate wealth. If you are not doing as well financially as you would like, you will have to change your money blueprint. Unfortunately your current money blueprint will tend to stay with you for the rest of your life, unless you identify and revise it, and that's exactly what you will do with the help of this extraordinary book. According to T. Harv Eker, it's simple. If you think like rich people think and do what rich people do, chances are you'll get rich too!
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An incisive analysis of the ever-changing global economy looks at globalization and how economic systems around the world can grow and thrive, covering such topics as the U.S. trade deficit, ways to restart Japan's stagnant economy, the World Bank, and intellectual property rights violations. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Exploring the changes of modern times and the economic realities, this how-to book identifies the central, immutable principals of doing business right and doing it well. It is for the people in business who sweat, get their nails dirty, hire, fire, make hard decisions, and pay the price when those decisions are wrong.
This is the first book to truly capture Donald Trump. A man consistently ranked in the Top 100 Richest People in the world, Trump also brings the perspective of an entrepreneur who overcame an extremely public bankruptcy -- all thanks to his unique approach to life and business, "Think big and kick ass!"
Helps in processing information and experience and put those insights to use in decision making. This book lays out five Pictures of the Future that outline major global shifts.
Takes us on a journey that reveals the deep layers of trust involved in even the simplest of transactions and how our stock in integrity is our most valuable economic asset. Beginning with things we take for granted in our daily lives - milk, money, and markets - this book shows how much we depend on and benefit from integrity.
Offers a perspective on the transformation that is reshaping China's economic, social, and political systems. This title includes information across China's provinces and cities. It argues that, while the US struggles to restore its position in the world, China is creating an entirely fresh social and economic model for a 21st-century.
Draws on the examples of the thriving Internet company to discuss the unique challenges of the modern business world, covering such strategies as building on strengths, networking effectively, and learning from mistakes.
The hottest and most successful sales strategies in business are delivered inthis primer that profiles 20 of the world's top minds in advertising.
The author of The Effective Executive and Management Challenges for the 21st Century shares a year's worth of inspiring advice for business people, in a gift-bound edition that conveys the author's trademark philosophies about the individual, management, society, and change. 50,000 first printing.
Offers an account of the most dramatic and anxiety-ridden era in national socioeconomic history--not merely a recounting of the collapse of Wall Street's legendary firms, but a broad examination of the people and the forces who killed Wall Street.
"From Tilar Mazzeo, the author of the bestselling The Widow Clicquot, a captivating new book that shares her journey to discover the secret behind the creation, iconic status, and extraordinary success of Chanel No. 5, the world's most famous perfume"--Provided by publisher.
The Jekyll and Hyde of Wall Street, Madoff has become the poster boy for the greed, arrogance, and duplicity behind the financial crisis. This biography answer such questions as: who is Bernie Madoff; why did he do it; and, what were the demons that led his descent into unfathomable immorality.