How The Mighty Fall

Author: Jim Collins
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061956465
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Decline can be avoided. Decline can be detected. Decline can be reversed. Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided? How far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? How can companies reverse course? In How the Mighty Fall, Collins confronts these questions, offering leaders the well-founded hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course. Collins' research project—more than four years in duration—uncovered five step-wise stages of decline: Stage 1: Hubris Born of Success Stage 2: Undisciplined Pursuit of More Stage 3: Denial of Risk and Peril Stage 4: Grasping for Salvation Stage 5: Capitulation to Irrelevance or Death By understanding these stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce their chances of falling all the way to the bottom. Great companies can stumble, badly, and recover. Every institution, no matter how great, is vulnerable to decline. There is no law of nature that the most powerful will inevitably remain at the top. Anyone can fall and most eventually do. But, as Collins' research emphasizes, some companies do indeed recover—in some cases, coming back even stronger—even after having crashed into the depths of Stage 4. Decline, it turns out, is largely self-inflicted, and the path to recovery lies largely within our own hands. We are not imprisoned by our circumstances, our history, or even our staggering defeats along the way. As long as we never get entirely knocked out of the game, hope always remains. The mighty can fall, but they can often rise again.

How The Mighty Fall

Author: James Charles Collins
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1847940420
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Decline can be avoided.Decline can be detected.Decline can be reversed.Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided?

Summary How The Mighty Fall

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Editor: Primento
ISBN: 2806229812
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The must-read summary of Jim Collins' book: "How the Mighty Fall: and Why Some Companies Never Give In" This complete summary of the ideas from "How The Mighty Fall" shows that no successful business is immune from failure, regardless of previous performance. Providing you with a clear overview of the five stages of failure, as well as with a checklist for each stage, this useful summary gives you the tools needed to identify the warning signs of failure in your own company and enables you to act in time to save it. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "How the Mighty Fall" and prevent failure in your business.

Quicklet On Jim Collins How The Mighty Fall Cliffsnotes Like Book Summary

Author: Joseph Taglieri
Editor: Hyperink Inc
ISBN: 1614641005
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Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! ABOUT THE BOOK When an individual or group entity reaches the pinnacle of success, the inevitable concern is where do we go from here? This zenith of success could be in the financial realm, or in the realm of public perception. Yet, when answering the concern where do we go from here the answer is almost always down, down, down. Jim Collins How the Mighty Fall is a valiant attempt to codify an intellectual grasp on recognizing, then mitigating the warning signs. In more advanced cases, this means addressing the later stages of decline toward salvaging social standing and profitability. Though the books subtitle, And Why Some Companies Never Give In, indicates an emphasis or relevance for companies in the private sector. The authors concepts are geared toward business entities, and governments at all levels. These institutions can draw useful, relevant insights toward maximizing their own effectiveness and efficiency. The first chapter clearly sheds important light on thisafter all, a symposium at West Point provided the inspiration for what would become the How the Mighty Fall project. This resulted in a published work that would eventually be distributed by the well-recognized publisher HarperCollins. MEET THE AUTHOR Joe Taglieri is a professional journalist and musician (drum set and Latin percussion instruments) in Los Angeles. He has written on a range of subjects for a variety of publications since the 1990s. Taglieri's forte is writing about governmental and economic issues, and he has a keen interest in sports and the arts, most notably music, television and film. He holds a degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California and has studied, taught and performed via the drum set for nearly 25 years and has done the same with Latin percussion instruments such as conga and bongo drums, cajon and timbales for more than 15 years. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK This litany of symptoms of a sick mega-firm is a vehicle for Collins adage: Clearly, the solution to decline lies not in the simple bromide Change or Die; Bank of America changed a lot, and nearly killed itself in the process. We need a nuanced understanding of how decline happens... (How the Mighty Fall) Through the rest of the book, Collins specifically identifies and analyzes five stages of decline that organizations go through before total collapse such as bankruptcy. As has been the case in recent years, many seemingly indestructible corporationsAIG, Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, General Motors, Circuit City, just to name a fewhave collapsed and caused major havoc in the markets and among an assortment of societal segments. The five stages of decline, according to How the Mighty Fall, are... Buy a copy to keep reading! CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Jim Collins’ How the Mighty Fall + Introduction + About the Author + Overall Summary + Important People + ...and much more

How Are The Mighty Fallen

Author: Barbara Green
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567508102
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This book marries the several elements: a given text (1 Samuel), a focal character (King Saul), a spacious and creative theorist (Mikhail Bakhtin), a historical context (the collapse of monarchic Israel and the moment for return. The dilemma for the exile community is to return with royal leadership or without it); a reading challenge is: can a character be a cipher for a corporate experience (Saul represent the whole monarchic experience)? The author argues that the narrative of 1 Samuel may be read as a riddle propounding the complex story of Israel/Judah's experience with kings as an instruction for those pondering leadership choices in the sixth century. The work is an extended reflection on what went wrong with kings and why new leadership must be attempted. The extended riddle of Saul works to show how the life of the king is fundamentally destructive, not because any is malicious but because of many factors of weakness and inadequacy that will be familiar to readers.

Sharkonomics 2 How To Attack And Defend Your Business In Today S Disruptive Digital Waters

Author: Stefan Engeseth
Editor: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9814868426
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Sharks are nature’s most revered and feared killing machines. But if you study the behaviour of sharks, you will learn they are also highly strategic and efficient in the way they survive and thrive in nature’s competitive environment. Inspired by the shark’s evolved (over 420 million years) instincts and strategic moves, this book provides businesses with 10 ways on how to attack the market leaders, and take market share, in your sector. “Move or Die”, “Strike Unpredictably”, “Timing is the Key”, “Spread Panic” – these are some of the key ways to make shark food out of market leaders. Building on the success of the first edition of Sharkonomics (2012), this expanded and updated edition provides an inspiring perspective on competing in business and how companies of any size can create a presence for themselves in their market. “Stefan not only uses the ‘shark’ metaphor but has actually swam in shark waters to absorb the drama of life and death. He describes the attack stratagems of a shark but respects the intended victims enough to show how they can defend themselves.

Funeral Anthem On The Death Of Queen Caroline The Wings Of Zion Do Mourn

Author: George Frideric Handel
Editor: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457481673
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A choral worship cantata for SATB with SATB Soli composed by George Frideric Handel.

Let Me Heal

Author: Kenneth M. Ludmerer
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019939217X
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In Let Me Heal, prize-winning author Kenneth M. Ludmerer provides the first-ever account of the residency system for training doctors in the United States. He traces its development from its nineteenth-century roots through its present-day struggles to cope with new, bureaucratic work-hour regulations for house officers and, more important, to preserve excellence in medical training amid a highly commercialized health care system. Let Me Heal provides a highly engaging, richly contextualized account of the residency system in all its dimensions. It also brilliantly analyzes the mutual relationship between residency education and patient care in America. The book shows that the quality of residency training ultimately depends on the quality of patient care that residents observe, but that there is much that residency training can do to produce doctors who practice in a better, more affordable fashion. Let Me Heal is both a stunning work of scholarship and a highly engaging account of how one becomes a doctor in the United States. It is indispensable reading for those who wish to understand what it means to learn and practice medicine and what is needed to make medical education and patient care in America better. The definitive work on the subject, it is destined to become a classic that will be consulted by readers far into the future.

Good To Great And The Social Sectors

Author: James Charles Collins
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0977326403
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Proposes applying the author's business strategies for transforming companies to nonprofit and public organizations to help them increase efficiency and most benefit the clients they serve.

How To Read More

Author: Martin Udogie
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496986342
Size: 11,67 MB
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It doesn’t take days or weeks or months to read a book. It takes hours. READ MORE explains how. Most people readily admit that reading books is beneficial, and wish they could read a bit more, and in some cases, a lot more. But most people also have what seem like perfectly valid excuses for not reading, chief among which are lack of time, work-load and responsibility. Yes, they all seem perfectly understandable excuses until you read this book, and discover accounts of people going out of their way to indulge in the habit, from Rudi Giuliani, who, as New York Mayor during 9-11, finally arrived home at past 2 A.M. on the night of that fateful day, and still picked up a book to read; to Barack Obama who went on a one-week vacation in 2010, with over 2,300 pages of reading; to George W. Bush whose formula for reading was to enter into a reading contest with his top presidential aide, Karl Rove. Then there is the challenge of the 99% majority, for whom affordability might also be a ready excuse. Yet, Dr. Ben Carson, today a world-famous neurosurgeon and bestselling author, traces his turnaround to the reading habit instilled in him in fifth grade by his single mother who wasn’t even literate at the time. And there are several other examples. But what of the other 1%, the rich and famous, for whom, time is priceless? Bill Gates as CEO of Microsoft had a Think Week, dedicated to reading. And as Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew took out time to “recharge his batteries” at Harvard. A commitment to a regime of habitual reading takes more than mental conviction. It takes doing. And unlike what most people have come to believe, reading a book doesn’t take days or weeks. It takes hours. This book demonstrates how, and reveals other simple steps that anyone can follow, to develop a life-time habit of enjoyable reading, and reap its rewards.