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Thought Bullets
August 2003

Moving from good health to great health
Highlights from book by Jim Collins

Glen Whipple, Director of the Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service, highly recommended reading the book Good to Great by Jim Collins. While my copy of the book was sitting on the kitchen table waiting to be read, my nephew walked by and said, "Donít you need to read the first book?" At first, I was impressed my nephew knew about Jim Collinsí first book, Built to Last. When I asked my nephew how he knew about the first book, he gave me one of his famous blank stares and then said, "No, I mean the book YOU need to read before you read this one, you know, the book called, Getting to Good." My nephewís dry humor aside, I finally finished reading Good to Great and I want to share some of the highlights from the book with you. Jim Collins and a group of researchers set out to determine key factors associated with greatness in select U.S. companies. Their findings have direct ties to help us understand how we can move from "good health" to "great health."

Collins, Jim. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap . . . and Other Donít. New York: Harper Collins Publishers; 2001.

Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD

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