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Turning the Flywheel

A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
Written by: Jim Collins
Narrated by: Jim Collins
Series: Good to Great, Book 6
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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A companion guide to the number one best-selling 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 start-ups.

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 listeners 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 that 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.

©2019 Jim Collins (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Kurtizz
  • 2019-03-27

Make the Graphics Available to Audible

The graphics discussed are not available. Make these available to Audible purchasers and I'll change the rating

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  • Mingster
  • 2019-03-07

audible version misses the charts

While the audible version was well narrated, there were many charts and graphs that one would never be able to fully appreciate via audio.

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  • Neil
  • 2019-09-03

Great summary

I felt that this distilled the major points of each of his other books in a short digestible format. Great to gift to teams of staff any leader is working with.

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  • Douglas Mustapick
  • 2019-05-31

LOVED IT- Business Owners find your Flywheel

Hearing the examples that are in this book and thanking the concepts to apply to your business is a wonderful method of study and application.

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  • Tom Cuthbert
  • 2020-01-01

Build your own Flywheel

An excellent monograph focused on the Flywheel from the iconic Good to Great. I heard Collins speak in January of this year and it inspired me to build my own flywheel. It was one of the most impactful exercises I did in 2019 and a fantastic little book.

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  • Dr. Uthman
  • 2019-12-07

Builds a logic

I loved this book, I finished in one day. It helped me to build a strategy.

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  • Eduardo Joffroy Jr.
  • 2019-11-21

It’s a Gem for businesss by Jim Collins

What great findings Jim Collins has made throughout his career of investigating companies that make it and break it. I find great value and relevance in his findings and analogies for creating great companies and most of all flywheels that maximize value for all. This book is great for investors, entrepreneurs, company builders and executives interested in finding the path to greatness.

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  • Andrea Lupton
  • 2019-06-22

Wonderful short into the point



Great book to focus your energy into the foundations of your company. thank you

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  • Charles Howington
  • 2019-05-30

Got to get this audio!!

Jim Collins is great in this further study of how to stay true to doing what your passions call you to do!!!

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  • REG
  • 2019-04-05

Great addition to Jim's books! I recommend!

I really liked this monograph audio book. I'm always looking for better ways to filter all of my good ideas everyday. The flywheel will help with this!
I ended up buying the physical book too because I wanted to see the graphics and examples.