Great by choice :uncertainty, chaos, and luck : why some thrive despite them all /Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-271181

Description

xii, 304 p. : ill. ; 24 cm., "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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Success in business
Creative ability in business
Technological innovations Management
Leadership.
Achievement.
Organizational Innovation.
Entrepreneurship.
Administrative Personnel.
Success
Creative ability

Originator

Collins, James C. (James Charles), 1958-
Hansen, Morten T.

Contents

Thriving in uncertainty -- 10xers -- Mile march -- Fire bullets, then cannonballs -- Leading above the death line -- SMaC -- Return on luck -- Epilogue: great by choice -- Frequently asked questions.

Publication

New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers

Description

xii, 304 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-293) and index.
Transferred from the Office of the President, 2012.

ISBN

9780062120991 (hardcover)
0062120999 (hardcover)
9780062121004 (e-book)
0062121006 (e-book)

Call Number

Stacks HF5386.C736 2011

Material Type

Case studies.

Edition

1st ed.