How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In (Good to Great, 4)


Business decline can be detected and even reversed. Looking at many fallen great companies, author Jim Collins began to wonder: How do these mighty businesses fail? Can their decline be detected early before it is too late? How far can a company fall before the path toward failure is inevitable? In How the Mighty Fall, Collins confronts these questions. He offer leaders hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course. You will learn the five stages that lead to a companies decline and how to avoid them.

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About the Author

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of what makes great companies tick, and a Socratic advisor to leaders in the business and social sectors. Having invested more than a quarter-century in rigorous research, he has authored or coauthored six books that have sold in total more than 10 million copies worldwide. They include Good to GreatBuilt to LastHow the Mighty Fall, and Great by Choice.

Driven by a relentless curiosity, Jim began his research and teaching career on the faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.

In addition to his work in the business sector, Jim has a passion for learning and teaching in the social sectors, including education, healthcare, government, faith-based organizations, social ventures, and cause-driven nonprofits. Learn more about Jim and his concepts at his website, where you’ll find articles, videos, and useful tools.

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