James C. Jim. Collins

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James C. “Jim” Collins is an American business consultant, author, lecturer and a professor in Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award. His the author of one of the best-seller hardcover books Good to Great: Why Some Companies make the Leap… and Others Don’t. This book was published in 2001, translated into 32 languages and sold over 2.5 million copies ("About Jim," 2009-2016). Jim as his friends and family called him was born on January 25, 1958 in Aurora Colorado and married to Joanne Ernst, a former triathlete and Ironman winner ("James," “n.d.”). He studied Mathematics and had his Masters degree in Business Administration in Standard University. He received his honorary doctoral degree from the University of Colorado and the Peter F. Ducker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University ("About Jim," 2009-2016). In 1995, he established his own management laboratory in Colorado. He shared his talent in every sector of the society, be it in healthcare, media, military, schools and university ("About Jim," 2009-2016). Jim authored and co-authored several books , including the classic Built to Last, which explores how some leaders build companies that remain visionary for generations and has been translated into 25 languages("James," “n.d.”).
Good to Great is an non fiction book about eleven companies that made the leap to greatness and sustained it for at least fifteen years.…
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