How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In
  • How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In
  • How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In

How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In

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by Jim Collins
     
 

"Whether you prevail or fail, endure or die, depends more on what you do to yourself than on what the world does to you." — Jim Collins Decline can be avoided. Decline can be detected. Decline can be reversed. Amid the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and

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"Whether you prevail or fail, endure or die, depends more on what you do to yourself than on what the world does to you." — Jim Collins Decline can be avoided. Decline can be detected. Decline can be reversed. Amid 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. By understanding the stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce their chances of falling all the way to the bottom. As Collins' research emphasizes, some companies do indeed recover — in some cases, coming back even stronger. As long as you never get entirely knocked out of the game, hope always remains. The mighty can fall, but they can often rise again.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977326419
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/19/2009
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
85,286
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

The Silent Creep of Impending Doom 1

Five Stages of Decline 13

Stage 1 Hubris Born of Success 27

Stage 2 Undisciplined Pursuit of More 45

Stage 3 Denial of Risk and Peril 65

Stage 4 Grasping for Salvation 83

Stage 5 Capitulation to Irrelevance or Death 103

Well-Founded Hope 113

Appendices and Notes 125

Index 213

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