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Jim Collins on How the Mighty Fall

Management expert Jim Collins discusses the five stages of corporate decline based on his new book, How the Mighty Fall.

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How the Mighty Fall: A Primer on the Warning Signs

The author of Good to Great on how to spot the subtle signs that your successful company is actually on course to sputter—and how to reverse the slide before it's too late

Video: Jim Collins on Steve Jobs

Management expert Jim Collins explains why he admires Apple CEO Steve Jobs, whom he says has never given up. From a discussion on Collins' new book, How the Mighty Fall.

Video: How the Mighty Fall: The Backstory

Jim Collins on the experience that led to the idea for his new book, How the Mighty Fall

Video: How the Mighty Fall, Stages 1 and 2

A look at the first two stages companies in decline go through: Hubris Born of Success, and Undisciplined Pursuit of More

Video: How the Mighty Fall, Stages 3-5

Jim Collins talks about Denial of Risk and Peril, Grasping for Salvation, and Capitulation to Irrelevance or Death

Video: Jim Collins on Saving a Company

What companies in decline can do to avoid reaching irrelevance or death

Video: Jim Collins on Leadership

Why Winston Churchill was a great leader, and a look at others, from How The Mighty Fall.

Motorola and Fannie Mae: What Went Wrong

Gregory Brown and Daniel H. Mudd reflect on the lessons they learned in managing companies that were losing ground and struggling through tough times

How Delta Climbed Out of Bankruptcy

A new route structure, aggressive cost-cutting, and a shrewd merger have made Delta one of the best-positioned major U.S. carriers

Motorola's Brown on 'Blinding' Success

Co-CEO Greg Brown describes how, for Motorola, the Razr cell phone turned into what Jim Collins describes as an undisciplined pursuit of more

The View from Atop a Collapsing Fannie Mae

Former CEO Daniel Mudd tells about helming a company that Jim Collins featured in Good to Great as it turned into a "falling chainsaw"

How to Play It: How the Mighty Fall

Investors note: Smart companies know tough times are when they should expand and go after market share