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How dare Tom Moriarty disagree with management guru Jim Collins, author of “Good to Great?”

By Tom Moriarty
Sep 30, 2019

Jim Collins wrote the book “Good to Great” in 2001. When I bought the book, the cover boldly stated, “More than 800,000 copies sold.” At the time of this writing, I checked and found the book has sold more than 3 million copies. Collins and his team tried to decipher the secret sauce that made a handful of companies (11) great. Collins and his team consumed 10.5 years of research analyzing an enormous amount of data.

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