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Jim Collins Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Jim Collins
  1. #1
    “It is not the content of a company’s values that correlates with performance, but the strength of conviction with which it holds those values, whatever they might be. ”
  2. #2
    “A culture of discipline is not a principle of business, it is a principle of greatness.”
  3. #3
    “The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you’ve made a hiring mistake. The best people don’t need to be managed. Guided, taught, led–yes. But not tightly managed.”
  4. #4
    “You can be passionate all you want, but if you can’t be the best at it or it doesn’t make economic sense, then you might have a lot of fun, but you won’t produce great results.”
  5. #5
    “If we spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect – people we really enjoy being on the bus with and who will never disappoint us – then we will almost certainly have a great life, no matter where the bus goes.”
  6. #6
    “For no matter what we achieve, if we don’t spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect, we cannot possibly have a great life.”
  1. #7
    “Consider the idea that charisma can be as much a liability as an asset. Your strength of personality can sow the seeds of problems
  2. #8
    “Take advantage of difficult economic times to hire great people, even if you don’t have a specific job in mind.”
  3. #9
    “Bad decisions made with good intentions, are still bad decisions.”
  4. #10
    “Good is the enemy of great. Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.”
  5. #11
    “The good-to-great companies made a habit of putting their best people on their best opportunities, not their biggest problems.”
  6. #12
    “The best students are those who never quite believe their professors.”

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  1. #13
    “Expending energy trying to motivate people is largely a waste of time… if you have the right people on the bus, they will be self-motivated.”
  2. #14
    “Smart people instinctively understand the dangers of entrusting our future to self-serving leaders who use our institutions, whether in the corporate or social sectors, to advance their own interests.”
  3. #15
    “For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.”
  4. #16
    “The purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline–a problem that largely goes away if you have the right people in the first place.”
  5. #17
    “Core values are essential for enduring greatness, but it doesn’t seem to matter what those core values are.”
  6. #18
    “We found that for leaders to make something great, their ambition has to be for the greatness of the work and the company, rather than for themselves.”
  7. #19
    “A magazine is simply a device to induce people to read advertising.”
  8. #20
    “The people we interviewed from the good-to-great companies clearly loved what they did, largely because they loved who they did it with.”
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