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Good to Great By Jim Collins

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap . . . and Others Don't
New York: Harper Business, 2001. 320 pages, 9 chapters.
Based on a five-year research project, Good to Great answers the question: "Can a good company become a great company, and, if so, how?" True to the rigorous research methodology and invigorating teaching style of Jim Collins, Good to Great teaches how even the dowdiest of companies can make the leap to outperform market leaders the likes of Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck.
Product Details:
ISBN: 0066620996
Format: Hardcover, 320pp
Pub. Date: October 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

A CEO's Field Guide
Five Frogs on a Log: A CEO's Field Guide to Accelerating the Transition in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Gut Wrenching Change
Whatever the challenges and opportunities facing you, your company, your industry, Five Frogs on a Log will move you from deciding to doing.
Written by Mark L. Feldman and Michael F. Spratt of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Five Frogs on a Log offers readers an entertaining and no-nonsense field guide to the mergers and acquisitions jungle, packed with insight and instruction for executing corporate change and capturing shareholder value. Whether you're buying another company or acquiring a new vision of the future, this book proffers an unconventional perspective and a practical, readily accessible set of solutions to the single greatest challenge facing today's managers: executing rapid transitions in mergers, acquisitions and gut wrenching change.
Product Details:
ISBN: 088730981X
Format: Hardcover, 193pp
Pub. Date: December 1998
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

SBA Loan Book: (Available for review at the LDC Office)
How to Get a Small Business Loan Even with Poor Credit,
Weak Collatoral and No Experience


The SBA Loan Book answers the most important questions for you, the borrower:

  • How to increase your odds of getting a loan
  • How to land a loan even with no experience, weak collateral and poor credit
  • What your options are for SBA-guaranteed loans
  • How to fill out a loan application
  • How to present yourself to lenders
  • How you can close your loan fast
  • Learn the five C's of lending-Capacity, Capital, Collateral, Credit, and Character

You will learn how to appeal to a lender's denial, and even how to approach a loan request if you have been in bankruptcy.

Product Details:
ISBN: 0609610570
Format: Hardcover, 278pp
Pub. Date: June 2002
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Edition Description: First Edition
Unlike many other books on the market that stress high-minded, complex theories, Larry Bossidy's and Ran Charan's Execution is a unique and indispensable guide to corporate strategy that focuses on the quality most essential to every business -- the ability to get things done. Bossidy, the chairman and CEO of Honeywell International, and Charan, a much-praised adviser to companies such as General Electric, use the simple metaphor of building a house to illustrate the importance of execution: The concerns that often occupy the attention of executives -- incentive systems, process design, promotions, new approaches to organization structure -- are just the walls or roof of a house, while successful execution is the true core, the foundation upon which everything else rests. As the authors note in their introduction, "Execution is a systematic process of rigorously discussing hows and whats, questioning, tenaciously following through, and ensuring accountability." If you want to create an organization in which strategic planning and day-to-day operations are supported by tangible results, then this book will be an invaluable guide. Execution may well be the most useful business book you'll read this year.
Product Details:
ISBN: 0609610570
Format: Hardcover, 278pp
Pub. Date: June 2002
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Edition Description: First Edition
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