March 8, 2007

News & Opinion: Good to Great: Fabulous or Fabulistic?

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:47 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

In The Halo Effect, author Phil Rosenzweig challenges the neat conclusions and timeless principles that business experts create to explain high performance. And he focuses his sharpest critique on Jim Collins, who is arguably the most influential management thinker today (gee—not so dumb a target to pick if he wants exposure….) In particular, Rosenzweig de-constructs Collins’ methodology, arguing that by selecting “great

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.