PMIWDC Member's Only Fairview Park Book Club Meeting
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck by Jim Colllins and Morten Hansen
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About the Book Club Meeting
The PMIWDC Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on the “Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Colllins and Morten Hansen” will take place on September 16, 2014 - the same evening as the Chapter dinner meeting - and will be at the same time as PM Tools. We will be meeting in the Networking Room from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club" below.
About the BookGreat by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Colllins and Morten Hansen
Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.
The new study: "Great by Choice" distinguishes itself from Collins' prior work by its focus on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.
The new findings: The best leaders were more disciplined, more empirical, and more paranoid. Following the belief that leading in a "fast world" always requires "fast decisions" and "fast action" is a good way to get killed. The great companies changed less in reaction to a radically changing world than the comparison companies.
Collins and Hansen show convincingly that, even in a chaotic and uncertain world, greatness happens by choice, not by chance.
Fairview Park Marriott - Networking Room
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042
Free meeting for Chapter members.
Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.
You can purchase the book through Amazon at http://amzn.com/0062120999 .
About the Monthly Book Club
The Monthly Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. There is no Book Club membership. Anyone can sign up to join our conversations. There are just three key requirements: preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book to the meeting. Note that you should sign up early as we limit the discussion to fifteen people so that everyone has a chance to share their opinion.
Come to the Book Club with an open mind and prepare to have your understanding adjusted as you hear about the book through the voices of your professional peers.
Studying project management and related topics through books is recognized and rewarded by PMI in PDUs, roughly on the basis of one hour of study equals one PDU. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.