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2.0 out of 5 stars Jim - you're giving me cliché overload . . . please stop!, 28 Feb 2012
This review is from: Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck - Why Some Thrive Despite Them All (Hardcover)
I'm a huge fan of the work of Jim Collins and can say with all honesty that 'Good to Great' still ranks as the most useful business / management book that I've ever read.

However (you could feel that was coming), his current book 'Great by Choice' is just too complicated to listen to / read.

It is packed to the brim with models, examples, cross-references, more examples, and cliché after cliché after cliché, all of which distract you from the core messages - which are extremely valuable and helpful to anyone in business.

In my opinion this book is a complete contrast to the smooth, calm, logical and clear delivery that everyone remembers from 'Good to Great' and (to a slightly lesser degree) 'Built to Last.'

Even the narration style of Collins on the audio version of this book is jumpy, which is completely unlike his previous audio books.

It's a shame as the evidence (as always) is compelling and offers a valuable insight into successful management approaches in volatile markets.

Unlike the other books of Jim Collins, I unfortunately will not be recommending this one - sorry Jim!

P.S. Overall though, I'm still a huge fan!
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