Jim Collins

A Quote by Jim Collins on meaningful work, meaning, and meaningful life

It is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 210

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A Quote by Jim Collins on greatness and fundamentals

The only way to remain great is to keep on applying the fundamental principles that made you great.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 108

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A Quote by Jim Collins on passion and business

It may seem odd to talk about something as soft and fuzzy as "passion" as an integral part of a strategic framework. But throughout the good-to-great companies, passion became a key part of the Hedgehog Concept.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 109

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A Quote by Jim Collins on growth and business

Not one of the good-to-great companies focused obsessively on growth.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 111

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A Quote by Jim Collins on growth and business

"Growth!" is not a Hedgehog Concept. Rather, if you have the right Hedgehog Concept and make decisions relentlessly consistent with it, you will create such momentum that your main problem will not be how to grow, but how not to grow too fast.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 112

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A Quote by Jim Collins on einstein and perseverance

It took Einstein ten years of groping through the fog to get the theory of special relativity, and he was a bright guy.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 114

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A Quote by Jim Collins on bureaucracy, incompetence, and discipline

...the purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incomptence and lack of discipline--a problem that largely goes away if you have the right people in the first place.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 121

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A Quote by Jim Collins on people and business

Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not markets, or technology, or competition, or products. It is one thing above all others: the ability to get and keep enough of the right people.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 54

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A Quote by Jim Collins on business and hiring

The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you've made a hiring mistake. The best people don't need to be managed. Guided, taught, led--yes. But not tightly managed.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 56

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A Quote by Jim Collins on greatness and focus

Focusing solely on what you can potentially do better than any other organizaton is the only path to greatness.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 100

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