How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In By Jim Collins
Decline can be avoided. Decline can be detected. Decline can be reversed.Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided? How far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? How can companies reverse course?In How the Mighty Fall, Collins confronts these questions, offering leaders the well-founded hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course. Collins’ research project—more than four years in duration—uncovered five step-wise stages of decline:Stage 1: Hubris Born of Success Stage 2: Undisciplined Pursuit of More Stage 3: Denial of Risk and Peril Stage 4: Grasping for Salvation Stage 5: Capitulation to Irrelevance or DeathBy understanding these stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce their chances of falling all the way to the bottom. Great companies can stumble, badly, and recover.Every institution, no matter how great, is vulnerable to decline. There is no law of nature that the most powerful will inevitably remain at the top. Anyone can fall and most eventually do. But, as Collins’ research emphasizes, some companies do indeed recover—in some cases, coming back even stronger—even after having crashed into the depths of Stage 4.Decline, it turns out, is largely self-inflicted, and the path to recovery lies largely within our own hands. We are not imprisoned by our circumstances, our history, or even our staggering defeats along the way. As long as we never get entirely knocked out of the game, hope always remains. The mighty can fall, but they can often rise again.
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The Guy from Eastlands By Corney GichukiKShs750.00Add to cart
The guy from Eastlands is no ordinary novel to just read. It brings the highlight of a poor family that has to struggle to bring themselves out of a mess created by one of their own. Alex believes in a just way of making a living but on the other hand, his brother Michael finds it absurd. He resorts to joining a syndicate that enjoys a godfather strong enough to ensure its existence. He is later brought down by the same mafias he works for. Mr. Muthee a prominent lawyer with a martial past decides to take on the fight against the syndicate and rog officers involved with a view to bringing them down completely.
The book is not just exciting and captivating but also delves in informing about the menacing drug and substance abuse especially among the ghetto. Children as young as four are not only being exposed to but are using hard drugs while in their institutions of learning. The number of children abusing prescription drugs, alcohol, bhang and cigarettes is at an all-time high. The minimum age reported for the first time use of alcohol, tobacco, and inhalants was four years. For bhang and cocaine, the minimum age for first-time experimentation/use was six years while cocaine was 10 years.
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The Sinister Trophy John KiriamitiKShs750.00Read more
Written by the author of the popular Son of Fate, this follow-up story tells of Adams Wamathina, better known as Son of Fate, who is searching for a trophy which other parties will stop at nothing to get. The action takes place in Nairobi and Tanzania and Son of Fate finds himself involved with car chases and murder as he becomes embroiled in the chase.
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Many Fragile things By Victoria NgunjiriKShs1,125.00Add to cart
Many Fragile Things is a contemporary poetry collection that weaves together real-life, every day experiences, using artistic expression as an
icebreaker to evoke thought and spark conversations around sensitive topics.
The anthology highlights some of the many fragile things we have to juggle and how to maintain balance, leaning heavily on matters;
~Love; what it takes to be able to love another person and allow another
person love you.
* ~Faith; why we believe in the things we do and how that translates to who
we are and how we interact with the rest of the world.
~Healing and self discovery as a journey.
Keep an open mind, ask the hard questions and allow yourself appreciate
what you will discover,
The kite runner;Khaled HosseiniKShs1,100.00Add to cart
The first of the defeated kites whirled out of control. They fell from the sky like shooting stars with brilliant, rippling tails, showering the neighbourhood.
Amir and Hassan grow up together in Kabul. Amir in the beautiful house his father built, filled with marble, gold, tapestries and mosaics; Hassan in the modest mud hut in the servants’ quarters.
The two are inseparable, and when twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament, his loyal friend promises to help him. But neither boy can predict what will happen to Hassan that afternoon – as the kites soar over the city – and how it will change their lives forever.
Screw it, let’s do it : Richard BransonKShs1,499.00Add to cart
ability to challenge and succeed against the odds. Screw It, Lets Do It reveals the lessons from life that have helped him through his business and personal life such as, believe it can be done and that, if others disagree with you, try and try again until you achieve your goal; or that you must love what you do.
These and other lessons, with examples of how he learned them and how hes used them, are included in this stirring and candid look at his lessons from an exceptional life, which will inspire you to make a difference in your own life.
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard H. ThalerKShs1,695.00Add to cart
Nudge is about choices – how we make them and how we can make better ones. Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children’s health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. We are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. And, as Thaler and Sunstein show, no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way. By knowing how people think, we can make it easier for them to choose what is best for them, their families and society. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and original research, the authors demonstrate how to nudge us in the right directions, without restricting our freedom of choice.
‘How often do you read a book that is both important and amusing, both practical and deep? … A must-read for anyonewho wants to see both our minds and our society working better’ Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow
‘I love this book. It is one of the few books I’ve read recently that fundamentally changes the way I think about the world’ Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics
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