BN.com Gift Guide

Summary: How the Mighty Fall - Jim Collins [NOOK Book]

Overview

This work offers a summary of the book "HOW THE MIGHTY FALL: And Why Some Companies Never Give In" by Jim Collins.
No successful business is immune from failure, regardless of previous performance. External circumstances are often blamed, but Jim Collins suggests that "whether you prevail or fail, endure or die, depends more on what you do to yourself than on what the world does to you." In other words, there are always warning signs that your business is in trouble: if you ...
See more details below
Summary: How the Mighty Fall - Jim Collins

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$6.99
BN.com price
(Save 12%)$7.99 List Price
Marketplace
BN.com

All Available Formats & Editions

Overview

This work offers a summary of the book "HOW THE MIGHTY FALL: And Why Some Companies Never Give In" by Jim Collins.
No successful business is immune from failure, regardless of previous performance. External circumstances are often blamed, but Jim Collins suggests that "whether you prevail or fail, endure or die, depends more on what you do to yourself than on what the world does to you." In other words, there are always warning signs that your business is in trouble: if you identify them early enough, you can change the situation. Collins believes there are 5 stages of company's failure lifecycle: hubris of success, pursuit of more, denial of risk, grasping at straws, and capitulation.
Each of these stages contains pitfalls and signals of what's to come. For example, companies often get caught up in their own product hype, believing all praise and dismissing all criticism. Another common mistake is to expand too quickly into a new product, which diverts attention and resources. Collins provides the reader with a checklist at every stage, so that the reader can identify possible problems in their own business: what proportion of your senior management are in the right seats? Do you confuse big with great?
How the Mighty Fall is an eminently sensible book that's very practical. Every self-aware business should own a copy.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782806235732
  • Publisher: Primento Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 770 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 19 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(6)

4 Star

(3)

3 Star

(6)

2 Star

(2)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 19 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Just a Summary!

    Great content, but be aware that this is just the SUMMARY of the actual book. A much better investment would be getting the real deal.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 23, 2012

    As another reviewer said, this is only a summary. This summary

    As another reviewer said, this is only a summary. This summary is making money off the unsuspecting ebook buyer who failed to read the entire description.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Awful waste of time

    Spend time with you family and friends. Don't waste your time reading this nonsense. This is nothing but a big waste of time. Gary Vaynerchuk has not captured anyone with a brain's attention. You would have to be clueless to find anyhting he says as interesting.

    He simply worked at his Dad's wine shop and his Dad poured a lot of money to expand it and have someone build a website. They spent a lot of money promoting the business... simply put... they spent money to make money.

    Gary specializes in self promotion... nothing else. He is nothing more than a salesman and not a good one at that.

    He has since left his Dad's wine business because he didn't have the passion for it. A lot of people in the wine business were calling for his head due to the conflict of interest of he rating wine that he sells.

    He is now trying to act as a social media expert by trying to teach the fundamentals to businesses. He'll be back to the wine trade because I can't imagine anyone paying him to teach such elementary concepts. But heck, they say a fool is born every minute so maybe he can fool them. We'll see.

    This book is something to be missed... don't waste your time.

    3 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Hi

    Its awsome and good for your brain

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Formatting is horrible

    Ibwanted the summary as i have the audio book. The formatting of this book is horrible. Words that run together (no space between the words). I want a refund now!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted December 17, 2012

    The book that has helped numerous people all over the world esca

    The book that has helped numerous people all over the world escape from the mundane work cycle has now been summarized and boiled down to the most important information for those readers who are on the go. For those who read The Experiments in Lifestyle Design blog, this summary is a wonderful expansion on the ideas of the blog and includes even more tricks and tools to help you become successful. I highly recommend this summation of Ferriss’ book to anyone who wants to find success and wealth in their job but is not sure how to make it happen, because this concise explanation gives you everything you need.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Hb

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Much needed Financial Life Lessons for all!

    The Cashflow Quadrant's principles is what we should be mandatory reading for high school seniors and beyond.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Recommended

    Short & sweet, to the point

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Lol

    Hello world! ;D

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 19 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)