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How many of you have read the good to great books?

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I am listening to them for work and they are very good and fascinating as well.

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I am listening to them for work and they are very good and fascinating as well.

Amichan, I love ya, but define which books you consider "good to great."   ;)  I've read a lot of 'em.  And I'm curious - what do you mean when you say, "listening to them for work?"  How lucky you are!  I wish I'd worked in a profession in which my job was reading great books!!!  :-)

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http://www.amazon.com/Good-Great-Companies-Leap-Others/dp/0066620996/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234999733&sr=8-1

That book. I know there are 3 of them. Thats the one I am listening to in an autobook.
Well the place I work for wants use to do some thing while we are not on the phone during the 8 hours we are here and reading books like this is an option.

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sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11–including Fannie Mae

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ya it was written in 2001 but the concepts are still good.
They also talk about circuit city and I had to think wow they may have been a great company when this was written but they are now out of business so they must have lost their way after this book was written.

Oh they do talk about companies that did go from good to great and then back to good or even out of business and they said when you become great you need to work hard to stay that way.


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Yeah it sounds interesting. I'm all for this kind of book - got a small library of such things here.


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Cool maybe if you read it ocportal can go from good to great and beat the pants off of Joomla. ;)

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Although I think a lot of the things mentioned in here that make a great company you already have so Its just a matter of time before you beat joomla.

Oh I do have to ask what other books have you read maybe I can check them out.

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Maybe 60 business, usability, general design, web design, programming, and marketing books. Too many to remember ;). I particularly like Geoffrey Moore,  Guy Kawasaki, and John Grant.


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Chris Graham said

Maybe 60 business, usability, general design, web design, programming, and marketing books. Too many to remember ;). I particularly like Geoffrey Moore,  Guy Kawasaki, and John Grant.

Well, I admit I've not read the "Good to Great" books, now that I know what Amichan is referencing.  I like a lot of excellent reading (of course, Stephen Hawking is an obvious do-not-miss); I just read the "Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters" book, which was interesting and entertaining…don't miss "Predictably Irrational," which is equally invaluable in steering business, meetings, clients…you name it.  In my personal library, I stopped counting somewhere around 1800 books, and I think I have +/- 2500, which I'm trying pathetically to finally get catalogued on My Library Thing, but of course, a lot of those are sheer entertainment.  And before anyone asks the ubiquitous question (they always do when they come in my house - I find it the oddest question!) - yes, I have read them all.  I could not imagine a  life without books.  

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I know I have not read all the books I have.
Most of mine are Christian and computer books.

I  will check out the few you mentioned.

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