February 1, 2006
News & Opinion: Good To Great - Not That Great?
Rob over at Businesspundit has decided to take on Jim Collins and Good to Great. Among his complaints, he thinks the ideas are too general and can be applied to anything.
NEWS & OPINION: The Might and Myth of Good To Great
By 800-CEO-READ, published April 24, 2009, at 2:39 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
A growing wave of critics is taking shots at Jim Collins and his book, Good to Great, questioning the research and Collins' oft-followed path for corporate success. The arguments against Collins are nicely summarized in a Boston Globe article written by Drake Bennett titled "Luck Inc. " Jim Collins is quoted, pushing back on some of the counterclaims to his contribution to "business-success literature.
NEWS & OPINION: Best Business Books via U.S. News and World Report
By 800-CEO-READ, published May 18, 2007, at 7:06 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
U. S. News and World Report has a huge special report on the Best Business Books.
NEWS & OPINION: Marc Miller/Selling Is Dead Interview
By 800-CEO-READ, published February 6, 2006, at 9:28 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
This week, our interview is with Marc Miller, author of Selling Is Dead: Moving Beyond Traditional Sales Roles and Practices To Revitalize Growth. Miller's work is based around the large sale, which is any sale that requires the customer time and consideration before a purchase is made. This podcast went a little long, but there is alot of good stuff so you are getting the whole thing.
NEWS & OPINION: Five Books from 2007: Wikinomics, Halo Effect, Firing Back, one on Starbucks and a Fable.
By 800-CEO-READ, published December 26, 2007, at 5:42 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Carol Hymowitz over at the WSJ shared her list of business books for holiday reading (you may need to log in). On it, were these books: Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams. This is what we've all been talking about in the past few years and even more so since the rise of Wikipedia.
NEWS & OPINION: More on Good To Great in Social Sectors
By 800-CEO-READ, published November 8, 2005, at 3:11 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
I got my copy of the monograph yesterday and I really like it. Many of the same Good To Great principles apply to both businesses and non-profits. The strength of the piece is how Collins' shows where the differences are.