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Good to Great – Book Review

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Got a chance to read a book called ‘Good to Great’ by Jim Collins. It is by far the best management related book I have ever read in my life.


This book talks about how companies have evolved from one stage to another, eg. from being a good company to becoming a great company, or the reverse of it. This is not a management book about how you can be great or how you have to find yourself, blah, blah, blah. Instead, this book is all about facts and data about a selected set of companies, analyzing their patterns of change over a period of 15 years or more, and how they transformed from an ordinary company into a great one.

As I have personal experience dealing with some of the companies mentioned in the book, such as A&P, Circuit City, Gillette, etc., I could visualize the transformation that has been discussed during the research on these companies.

The book has been well grouped into chapters which give you a nice story line – if you start thinking about how you would like to mould your organization. The key chapter topics are: