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Book 23 – Good To Great by Jim Collins

A few months ago I posted that I one of the goals in my bucket list was to read 1000 books.  And well, I promptly stopped reading.  Shame on me.

See, I have the tendency to get busy working and living and forget my goals sometimes.  Just to be fair though I am doing pretty good on my goal to practice golfing. I even took Jonathan out for 9 holes at good ol’ Cascade.  I’ll also say that I’m not doing so great on my goal to hit a 72.  And also not so good on the “Sail Across the Atlantic” goal.  I had hoped to take sailing lessons this summer but this thing called life keeps getting in the way.

Well I have been trying to be a little more organized (not a bucket list goal by the way) and I actually forced myself to sit down and pick up a good book.  Only took me 3 nights of reading before bed to read through “Good to Great” by Jim Collins.

Have to say, thoroughly enjoyed the book.  But I find myself asking what kind of business person do I want to be.  Part of me wants to manage something great, part of me wants to start something great.  But rarely are both done my the same person.  There are a few rare examples but for the most part, you’re either good at starting something or keeping something running – not both.

Either way, I’ll be reading Good To Great again.  There’s so much relevant knowledge in there.  If you haven’t read it and even if you’re not up to your neck in business I still recommend reading it.

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  • http://www.thephoenixprinciple.com Ryan

    Don’t be afraid to switch away from your original core business when the revenue starts to tank. Unlike what Jim Collins preaches in his books, Adam Hartung has proof there is a different approach

    http://bit.ly/dwdZ15