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Jim Collins

Jim Collins
#12 2013 Ranking
#4 2011 Ranking



Jim Collins, a former Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty member, founded a management laboratory in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado in 1995. He is best known for his books on what makes companies long-lived and great: Built to Last (with Jerry Porras, 1994); Good to Great (2001); How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In (2009); and most recently Great by Choice (with Morten Hansen, 2011), shortlisted for the 2013 Thinkers50 Book Award.