New Release Books by Jim Collins and Morten T Hansen

Jim Collins and Morten T Hansen is the author of BE 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0) (2020), Architectures of Excess (2020), Turning the Flywheel (2019), Vietnam to Thieves’ Island (2018) and other 87 books.

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BE 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0)

release date: Dec 01, 2020
BE 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0)
From Jim Collins, the most influential business thinker of our era, comes an ambitious upgrade of his classic, Beyond Entrepreneurship, that includes all-new findings and world-changing insights. What''s the roadmap to create a company that not only survives its infancy but thrives, changing the world for decades to come? Nine years before the publication of his epochal bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins and his mentor, Bill Lazier, answered this question in their bestselling book, Beyond Entrepreneurship. Beyond Entrepreneurship left a definitive mark on the business community, influencing the young pioneers who were, at that time, creating the technology revolution that was birthing in Silicon Valley. Decades later, successive generations of entrepreneurs still turn to the strategies outlined in Beyond Entrepreneurship to answer the most pressing business questions. BE 2.0 is a new and improved version of the book that Jim Collins and Bill Lazier wrote years ago. In BE 2.0, Jim Collins honors his mentor, Bill Lazier, who passed away in 2005, and reexamines the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship with his 2020 perspective. The book includes the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship, as well as four new chapters and fifteen new essays. BE 2.0 pulls together the key concepts across Collins'' thirty years of research into one integrated framework called The Map. The result is a singular reading experience, which presents a unified vision of company creation that will fascinate not only Jim''s millions of dedicated readers worldwide, but also introduce a new generation to his remarkable work.

Architectures of Excess

release date: Oct 28, 2020
Architectures of Excess
First Published in 1995. Much of recent theory has characterized life in media-sophisticated societies in terms of a semiotic overload which, allegedly, has had only devastating effects on communication and subjectivity. In Architectures of Excess, Jim Collins argues that, while the rate of technological change has indeed accelerated, so has the rate of absorption. The seemingly endless array of information has generated not chaos but different structures and strategies, which harness that excess by turning it into forms of art and entertainment. Digital sampling in rap music and cyber-punk science fiction are well-known examples of techno-pop textuality, but Collins concentrates on other contemporaneous phenomena that are also envisioning new cultural landscapes by accessing that array--hyper-self-reflexivity in mall movies, best sellers, and prime-time television; the deconstructive vs. new-classical debate in architecture; the emergence of the "New Black Aesthetic;" the development of retro-modernism in interior design and the fashion industries. The analyses of these disparate, discontinous attempts to develop a meaningful sense of location, in an historical as well as a spatial sense, address a cluster of interconnected questions: How is the array of information being "domesticated?" How has appropriationism evolved from the Pop-Art of the sixties to the sampling of the nineties? How has the relationship between tradition, innovation, and evaluation been altered? Architectures of Excess investigates how these phenomena reflect change in taste and subjectivity, considering how we must account for both, pedagogically.

Turning the Flywheel

release date: Feb 26, 2019
Turning the Flywheel
A companion guidebook to the number-one bestselling Good to Great, focused on implementation of the flywheel concept, one of Jim Collins’ most memorable ideas that has been used across industries and the social sectors, and with startups. The key to business success is not a single innovation or one plan. It is the act of turning the flywheel, slowly gaining momentum and eventually reaching a breakthrough. Building upon the flywheel concept introduced in his groundbreaking classic Good to Great, Jim Collins teaches readers how to create their own flywheel, how to accelerate the flywheel’s momentum, and how to stay on the flywheel in shifting markets and during times of turbulence. Combining research from his Good to Great labs and case studies from organizations like Amazon, Vanguard, and the Cleveland Clinic which have turned their flywheels with outstanding results, Collins demonstrates that successful organizations can disrupt the world around them—and reach unprecedented success—by employing the flywheel concept.

Vietnam to Thieves’ Island

release date: Nov 05, 2018
Vietnam to Thieves’ Island
This book is full of anecdotes of people and events encountered over a lifetime of sailing in South East Asia, Australia, and the Middle East—treasure hunters, magicians, the American Mayor of Osaka, smugglers, a brave flier, and lone sailors.

Uncommon Hope

release date: Feb 03, 2017
Uncommon Hope
Baseball bonded the Collins family, culminating when Michael played in the junior college World Series in Enid, Oklahoma, while Jim was coaching University High School in the Illinois state finalsseven hundred miles apart! Those bonds reached new heights with Jim as a head coach and Michael his assistant at University High School. A doorbell rings and lives are changed forever. A drunk driver and a horrific crash. Two brain surgeries. Five days in the hospital. A funeral. All played out in a very dramatic and public manner. But with all the pain comes some miracles, including a Pay It Forward movement with positive impact around the world in honor of Michael. Knowing it is what Michael would want, Jim returns to the dugout to coach the University High School Pioneers. How does a team of high school kids attend the funeral of their assistant coach one day, then resume their season the next? Players, parents, and coaches pull together unlike any team Jim has coached before. There are no complaints about playing time, just a focus on the emotional well-being of this savvy group of teenagers and their still-grieving head coach. One post-season win would be an upset. A regional championship seemed impossible. The team discovers that no adversity on the field can come close to what they have already experienced off it. Coaches, players, and parents learn the power of one team playing with a purpose bigger than the game. The season ends where Jim never could have imagined that first day of practice.

Turning Goals into Results (Harvard Business Review Classics)

release date: Jan 17, 2017
Turning Goals into Results (Harvard Business Review Classics)
Most executives have a big, hairy, audacious goal. But they install layers of stultifying bureaucracy that prevent them from realizing it. In this article, Jim Collins introduces the catalytic mechanism, a simple yet powerful managerial tool that helps turn lofty aspirations into reality. The crucial link between objectives and results, this tool is a galvanizing, nonbureaucratic way to turn one into the other. But the same catalytic mechanism that works in one organization won’t necessarily work in another. So, to help readers get started, Collins offers some general principles that support the process of building one effectively. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

The Last Best League, 10th anniversary edition

release date: May 27, 2014
The Last Best League, 10th anniversary edition
Every summer, in ten small towns across Cape Cod, the finest college baseball players in the country gather in hopes of making it to "The Show." The hopes are justifiably high: The Cape Cod Baseball League is the best amateur league in the world, producing one out of every six major league players. Ten years ago, Jim Collins chronicled a season in the life of one team: the Chatham A''s, perhaps the most celebrated team in the league. Set against the backdrop of a resort town on the bend of the outer Cape, the story charted the changing fortunes of a handful of players battling slumps and self-doubt in their effort to make the league playoffs and, more importantly, impress the major league scouts. Over the last decade, baseball''s hard truths became evident for the Chatham stars who went on to play professionally, and the final chapter of their story can now be written. In a new afterword for the tenth anniversary, Collins explores questions that sports literature rarely touches: What does it mean to devote your life to an almost impossible goal and almost but not quite make it? Or make it only briefly before it slips away? What does a dream look like in retrospect? How does the game look now?

Uncommon Cultures

release date: Jan 11, 2013
Uncommon Cultures
Jim Collins argues that postmodernism and popular culture have together undermined the master system of "culture." By looking at a wide range of texts and forms he investigates what happens to the notion of culture once different discourses begin to envision that culture in conflicting ways, constructing often contradictory visions of it simultaneously.

Beyond Entrepreneurship 2. 0

release date: Dec 01, 2020

Beyond Positive Thinking

release date: Jul 20, 2012
Beyond Positive Thinking
Beyond Positive Thinking expounds on the Scriptures, making them come alive so they are relatable to those living in the 21st Century. These principles will help readers achieve freedom from fear, anxiety and negative thinking.

Great by Choice

release date: Oct 11, 2011
Great by Choice
Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns withanother groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive inuncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research,buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins andhis colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly greatenterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book isclassic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.

Good To Great And The Social Sectors

release date: Sep 27, 2011
Good To Great And The Social Sectors
Building upon the concepts introduced in Good to Great, Jim Collins answers the most commonly asked questions raised by his readers in the social sectors. Using information gathered from interviews with over 100 social sector leaders, Jim Collins shows that his "Level 5 Leader" and other good-to-great principles can help social sector organizations make the leap to greatness.

How the Mighty Fall

release date: Sep 06, 2011
How the Mighty Fall
Decline can be avoided. Decline can be detected. Decline can be reversed. Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided? How far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? How can companies reverse course? In How the Mighty Fall, Collins confronts these questions, offering leaders the well-founded hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course. Collins'' research project—more than four years in duration—uncovered five step-wise stages of decline: Stage 1: Hubris Born of Success Stage 2: Undisciplined Pursuit of More Stage 3: Denial of Risk and Peril Stage 4: Grasping for Salvation Stage 5: Capitulation to Irrelevance or Death By understanding these stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce their chances of falling all the way to the bottom. Great companies can stumble, badly, and recover. Every institution, no matter how great, is vulnerable to decline. There is no law of nature that the most powerful will inevitably remain at the top. Anyone can fall and most eventually do. But, as Collins'' research emphasizes, some companies do indeed recover—in some cases, coming back even stronger—even after having crashed into the depths of Stage 4. Decline, it turns out, is largely self-inflicted, and the path to recovery lies largely within our own hands. We are not imprisoned by our circumstances, our history, or even our staggering defeats along the way. As long as we never get entirely knocked out of the game, hope always remains. The mighty can fall, but they can often rise again.

Built to Last

release date: Aug 30, 2011
Built to Last
"This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is a book about something far more important, enduring, and substantial. This is a book about visionary companies." So write Jim Collins and Jerry Porras in this groundbreaking book that shatters myths, provides new insights, and gives practical guidance to those who would like to build landmark companies that stand the test of time. Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Collins and Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies -- they have an average age of nearly one hundred years and have outperformed the general stock market by a factor of fifteen since 1926 -- and studied each company in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: "What makes the truly exceptional companies different from other companies?" What separates General Electric, 3M, Merck, Wal-Mart, Hewlett-Packard, Walt Disney, and Philip Morris from their rivals? How, for example, did Procter & Gamble, which began life substantially behind rival Colgate, eventually prevail as the premier institution in its industry? How was Motorola able to move from a humble battery repair business into integrated circuits and cellular communications, while Zenith never became dominant in anything other than TVs? How did Boeing unseat McDonnell Douglas as the world''s best commercial aircraft company -- what did Boeing have that McDonnell Douglas lacked? By answering such questions, Collins and Porras go beyond the incessant barrage of management buzzwords and fads of the day to discover timeless qualities that have consistently distinguished out-standing companies. They also provide inspiration to all executives and entrepreneurs by destroying the false but widely accepted idea that only charismatic visionary leaders can build visionary companies. Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the twenty-first century and beyond.

Bring on the Books for Everybody

release date: Jun 09, 2010
Bring on the Books for Everybody
Bring on the Books for Everybody is an engaging assessment of the robust popular literary culture that has developed in the United States during the past two decades. Jim Collins describes how a once solitary and print-based experience has become an exuberantly social activity, enjoyed as much on the screen as on the page. Fueled by Oprah’s Book Club, Miramax film adaptations, superstore bookshops, and new technologies such as the Kindle digital reader, literary fiction has been transformed into best-selling, high-concept entertainment. Collins highlights the infrastructural and cultural changes that have given rise to a flourishing reading public at a time when the future of the book has been called into question. Book reading, he claims, has not become obsolete; it has become integrated into popular visual media. Collins explores how digital technologies and the convergence of literary, visual, and consumer cultures have changed what counts as a “literary experience” in phenomena ranging from lush film adaptations such as The English Patient and Shakespeare in Love to the customer communities at Amazon. Central to Collins’s analysis and, he argues, to contemporary literary culture, is the notion that refined taste is now easily acquired; it is just a matter of knowing where to access it and whose advice to trust. Using recent novels, he shows that the redefined literary landscape has affected not just how books are being read, but also what sort of novels are being written for these passionate readers. Collins connects literary bestsellers from The Jane Austen Book Club and Literacy and Longing in L.A. to Saturday and The Line of Beauty, highlighting their depictions of fictional worlds filled with avid readers and their equations of reading with cultivated consumer taste.

Vietnam to Thieves' Island

release date: Nov 05, 2018
Vietnam to Thieves' Island
This book is full of anecdotes of people and events encountered over a lifetime of sailing in South East Asia, Australia, and the Middle East--treasure hunters, magicians, the American Mayor of Osaka, smugglers, a brave flier, and lone sailors.

The Secret to Abundant Living

release date: Apr 01, 2016
The Secret to Abundant Living
A once-hidden mystery has now been revealed-THE SECRET TO ABUNDANT LIVING! The amazing key is entering a relationship with the Creator of all things-THEN EXPRESSING HIS DIVINE NATURE! In an easy-to-read, conversational style, author and motivational speaker Jim Collins helps you to discover this transformational truth, and then, more importantly, to put it into practice. Your life will be dramatically changed, and in the process-YOU WILL BECOME A CATALYST TO BRING CHANGE TO THIS WORLD! T! * Find keys to success in family, friendships, finances, and your spiritual calling! * Achieve optimum prosperity both materially and spiritually! * Love God more deeply and love others more freely! * Blossom with fruitfulness, purpose, success, and abundance! * Experience wholeness in body, mind, soul, and spirit!

Something to Think About

release date: Aug 01, 2013

Living Longer and Stronger with CBD

release date: May 05, 2021
Living Longer and Stronger with CBD
iving Longer and Stronger with CBD provides the reader with a wealth of information about the miracle molecule known as cannabidiol, or CBD. Whether you are currently using CBD, want to learn more about it, or are a health care provider, this book contains the latest science-based evidence you''ll need to understand the potential eff ectiveness of this plant-derived medicine. Jim Collins, PhD, takes the reader on a long ride from the basics about CBD to its medicinal uses for physical, mental, emotional, and neurological conditions. Hemp and cannabis plants have been used in virtually every culture on the planet for thousands of years to treat everything from pain and nausea to stress, and even cancer. e resurgence in cannabis-based medicine and CBD is due to its success in hundreds of scientifi c studies as well as the 2018 Farm Bill, which changed the classifi cation of hemp from a Schedule I substance to a nutritional supplement. Get ready to learn about how CBD can improve the aging process and help with the following physical health issues:Arthritis / Cancer / Cardiovascular disease / Diabetes / Endocrine disorders / Fibromyalgia / Gastrointestinal disorders / Headaches and migraines / Pain / Respiratory disorders / Seizures and epilepsy / Skin Conditions You will also read research results on CBD and its impact on emotional and mental conditions, including the following:Addiction / Anxiety / Depression / Eating disorders / OCD / PTSD / Schizophrenia / Sleep disorders Special attention is provided to CBD and how it can help symptoms of the following neurodegenerative diseases:Alzheimer''s / Huntington''s / Parkinson''s / Multiple sclerosis / ALS Living Longer and Stronger with CBD also provides the reader with information about end-of-life care and how CBD may be used to better manage diffi cult symptoms and promote quality of life and death. e book provides practical information on choosing products that are right for you and even your pets. Read about what the future may have in store for CBD in prevention, health and wellness, and medicine. It is a must-read for anyone who uses CBD or wants to learn about its potential to heal the body and mind.
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