How the Mighty Fall (Excerpt)

  • by Jim Collins
  • Narrated by Jim Collins
  • 0 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. 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. 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.

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Excerpt seemed to little of book

He explained why he wrote the book and started to read it from the preface, two paragraphs in...the 5 minutes were up.
I am still buying the book but not based on this excerpt
Ps can't really rate the story but I have high hopes
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- Steven

Not long enough to review properly.

Incredible reader. this man should read to us for a living. his voice, presentation, and enunciation are perfect.

the story or in this case information was to brief to rate whether or not it was on point or not.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-15-2009
  • Publisher: HarperAudio