January 18, 2005
News & Opinion: Another reason to read Good to Great
Joe Kraus at Bnoopy admits he finally read Good to Great.
He says you it is worth the retail price for page 85.
NEWS & OPINION: Bygones
By Sally Haldorson, published December 3, 2009, at 6:22 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
I received a copy of Bas Bleu’s catalog via snailmail the other day. Bas Bleu (means “blue stocking,” the antiquated label used for an educated woman) is a specialty book and gift strictly mail-order company whose motto is: “Champion of the Odd Little Book…and your source for inspired gifts and accessories for readers. ” It surprised me to get this catalog since it seems like the days of hard copy catalogs are far behind us (JCPenney's just announced they will discontinue their Big Book).
NEWS & OPINION: Jack Covert Selects - Great by Choice
By 800-CEO-READ, published October 14, 2011, at 1:52 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen, HarperBusiness, 320 Pages, $29. 99 Hardcover, October 2011, ISBN 9780062120991 Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, which has gone on to sell well over 4 million copies, and we liked it enough to pick it as one of our 100 best business books of all time, has written, with Morten Hansen, another seminal book.
NEWS & OPINION: Is it still possible to build a company that lasts?
By 800-CEO-READ, published April 30, 2008, at 8:13 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
In 1994, Jim Collins co-authored the landmark title Built to Last followed by Good to Great in 2001. This month's special edition of Fortune magazine features a piece by Collins. A technology pundit told Collins that, "'We live in an era when nothing can be built to last.
NEWS & OPINION: How to peel a banana
By 800-CEO-READ, published May 14, 2007, at 4:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
How do you peel a banana? If you're like me, you peel it the "wrong" way. That's the way we're taught.
NEWS & OPINION: Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan newest effort
By Jack, published May 17, 2004, at 7:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
One of the best books of this decade, along with Good to Great, was Bossidy's and Charan's Execution. I just got word today that I will be getting the manuscript to their next book called Confronting Reality : Master the New Model for Success. The book is due in mid Fall of this year.