Good to Great and the Social Sectors : Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer (Paperback) - Collins, James C.

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Good connections

on 3/26/2007

Jim Collins created a work of art and science when he wrote Good to Great. This monologue is best described as a chapter of that book. It has not nearly the level of research as Good to Great but is very helpful for translating some of the business principles in Good to Great into Non-profit speak. Read More

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how can you lose?

on 9/25/2007

A little bit thinner than I expected, but it's a quick read and well worth the price. There are concepts from the original that are left out which makes me think I should have started with the business version. Read More

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From the Publisher:
Jim Collins Answers the Social Sector with a Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
30-50% of those who bought Good to Great work in the Social Sector.
  • This monograph is a response to questions raised by readers in the social sector. It is not a new book.
  • Jim Collins wants to avoid any confusion about the monograph being a book by limiting its distribution to online retailers.
  • Based on interviews and workshops with over 100 social sector leaders.
  • The difference between successful organizations is not between the business and the social sector, the difference is between good organizations and great ones.


Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780977326402
SKU 202085186
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0977326403
Release Date 11/30/2005
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 5.5L x 0.25T
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Annotation In this self-published monograph, Jim Collins applies the ideas in his bestselling GOOD TO GREAT to the nonprofit sector--including how to identify and retain the "great" people in what is usually a volunteer work force and how to set and meet realistic, measurable goals. Collins has a special interest in the social sector, and he maintains that the Good to Great principles, with some modification, can help nonprofits not by making them more "businesslike" (an error he explains) but by helping them "develop a sustainable resource engine to deliver superior performance relative to [their] mission."
Editors Note Proposes applying the author's business strategies for transforming companies to nonprofit and public organizations to help them increase efficiency and most benefit the clients they serve.
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Number of Pages 0035
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