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Good to great

Book Review   by:ramleela     Original Author: Jim Collins
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This is a book that moves a reader, whatever his vocation. though it falls in the realm of management, it is essentially a study in man mangament andhow to get thebest out of people and exisiting situations.
Thebeginning itself is appealing. "I am a teacher at heart>as such it is impossible for me to imagine not sharing what we ''ve learned with students around the world."
"We don''t know what we''ll find when we get there,but we''ll be sure to let youknow when we get back"

And the shock treatment: To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence.
When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great performance.
The teachers too are not spared.The best students are those who never quite believe their professors.
A lawyer turned CEO of a corporate admits his style is ecentric. "I never stopped trying to become qualified for the job.
His assessment of thetalent in the company: There are plenty of people in this company who could do myjob better than I do.
Good togreat companies place greater weight on character attributes than education, personal skillls .
A manager was hired who had been captured twice during the war and managed to escape. "anyone who could do this shouldn''t have trouble with business.
There are foxes and hedgehogs. The foxes may be cunning but the hedgehogs prevail in the end.
Much depends upon responsibility accounting.it has the following components. 1.a culture built around the idea of freedom and responsibility.2.fill that culture with self-disciplined people. 3.create a ''stop doing list'', unplug anything extraneous.
A book worth a thorough read.

Published: November 27, 2007   
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