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    'Good to great: Why some companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

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    1) I need to Identify the philosophical assumptions underlying the research and methodology.
    2) I need to explain the practical significance of the assumptions and their effect on the research's applicability.
    3) I need to relate the assumptions and research methodology to the readings, including my observations on how adherents of at least one approach-conventionalist, poststructualist, postmodernist, hermeneutic, and so forth-would respond to Collins's research and its conclusions.

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    I see exactly what your problem is. This is not a philosophy book. What you need to do is see the immense philosophical ideas that are hidden in the work. And they are hidden.

    In fact, that's the real issue - serious thought is not some explosion of revolutionary ideas that just take over. That is NOT how change happens anywhere. In a sense, philosophy is something that only comes into existence because many millions of people have put a society together that functions and, more or less, delivers the goods. Philosophers reflect only after the work has been done.

    The point of the book is to show how firms go from mediocre firms to massive presences on the economic scene. The problem is that what most people think works?in fact?never does.

    The one thing that never works is charismatic leadership. The firm (or organization) has to function as a single unit, not one "great man" and his "assistants." This sounds much like Tolstoy, who stressed that philosophy is really about those who do the daily work, not the isolated academic in the university who, in reality, does not work.

    The myths of success are based around the ...

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    The solution provides issues, assistance and information on the discussion and information offered in the book 'Good to great: Why some companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't' by Jim Collins.