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From Jim Collins, the most influential business thinker of our era, comes an ambitious upgrade of his classic, Beyond Entrepreneurship, that includes all-new findings and world-changing insights. 

What's the roadmap to create a company that not only survives its infancy but thrives, changing the world for decades to come? Nine years before the publication of his epochal best seller Good to Great, Jim Collins and his mentor, Bill Lazier, answered this question in their best-selling book, Beyond Entrepreneurship

Beyond Entrepreneurship left a definitive mark on the business community, influencing the young pioneers who were, at that time, creating the technology revolution that was birthing in Silicon Valley. Decades later, successive generations of entrepreneurs still turn to the strategies outlined in Beyond Entrepreneurship to answer the most pressing business questions. 

BE 2.0 is a new and improved version of the book that Jim Collins and Bill Lazier wrote years ago. In BE 2.0, Jim Collins honors his mentor, Bill Lazier, who passed away in 2005, and reexamines the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship with his 2020 perspective. The book includes the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship, as well as four new chapters and 15 new essays. BE 2.0 pulls together the key concepts across Collins' 30 years of research into one integrated framework called The Map. 

The result is a singular listening experience, which presents a unified vision of company creation that will fascinate not only Jim's millions of dedicated listeners worldwide, but also introduce a new generation to his remarkable work.

©2020 Jim Collins and William Lazier (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Stop, Read and Listen-for people wanting to ...

Stop, Read and Listen-for people wanting to create a great company..no matter where you are...thank you mr collins for enhancing the first edition...

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Every leader and entrepreneur should read this!

Practical enough to take specific action, yet engaging enough to listen through all of the credits, this book is a must read for leaders.

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El mejor libro de empreendimento que he leído

Extremadamente fácil de leer, ejemplos reales, investigación exhaustiva y todos los puntos que es necesario tener en cuenta para convertir una empresa pequeña o mediana en una que perdure por 100 años

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Wonderful!

Loved 1.0. Loved 2.0. Looking forward to 3.0 :) … lots of additional content to stimulate leadership and entrepreneurship.

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Awesome

The Bible on how to build an enduring great company. Inspiring and aspiring lessons are communicated effectively.

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Dogmatism with no revelations

Overall, this book, aimed at new subsidiary managers or mid-sized business owners, takes a North-American ethnocentric humanistic view that fits most modern corporate models in the West. As pointed out by other reviewers, it can be a little too vague at times ("respect your employees") and gimmicky in other places ("be a level-5 leader"). Jim's additions both modernize the content while being stomach-churningly dogmatic.

Quite truthfully, I really struggled with the way Jim narrated his work. He tends to repeat his own jargon for leadership constructs and use repeated sentence structure to drive home his point (such as his repetitive statements on paradoxes), which was painful to listen to in places. I didn't disagree with anything he said, for the most part - although I take a stance against the top-down leadership simplicity he adopts at times - but, the strong, repetitive dogmatic way he delivered his points was so obnoxious that it made me want to disagree with him at every opportunity I could. I frequently went into eye rolls and skipped chapters or skipped forward until he'd finished speaking, unfortunately missing the original content, which wasn't separated into its own chapter, just to avoid Jim's rants and aggressively repetitive statements.

The original content, narrated by Paul Michael, was much more pleasant to listen to.

All in all, this was a real struggle to finish, mainly because of Jim's dogmatism and repetitive emphasis and use of jargon, as well as frequent peddling of his other works. If I had known, I would have skipped this version and just bought the original.

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Great Reminder

Read the original years ago, but realized I had stopped short after reading BE2.0. I am reenergized and reengaged. The MAP is awesome. What a tool.

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great leadership book

I learned alot and started applying the strategies that worked best for my personality and have achieved so much so quickly.

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Fantastic

As usual, Jim Collins adds a lot with his narration. His passion and thoughtfulness come through.

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Mostly good, a few annoyingly hollow suggestions

For the most part the books has good tangible suggestions, but here and there they default to suggestions that are summed up using hollow words like “respect your employees” or “he respected his students enough to challenge them.”

While that sounds good, it’s not really meaningful to the reader. What did they do to respect their employees? How did the teach respect/challenge his underprivileged students in a way that no one else did?

If you’ve ever watched the movie “Whiplash” you could easily say that JK Simmons character “respected” Miles Teller’s character in a way no none else had or would, and because of that Mile Teller’s character was able to achieve something truly great. You could also call what JK Simmons character did demeaning and psychologically damaging personal abuse.

Since this is a book of advice, more detailed definition of what you mean instead of hollow phrases common sense phrases like “respect your employees” would be helpful. Those saying can have to many meanings.