Ian Bach

Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007

“From Good to Great”

Originaly done as a study of fortune 500 companies that went from good to great over a 15 year period from the past 45 years. The study took 5 years and yielded amazing results. I hope you take the time to read some of Jim Collins writings. I know I will be reading his book “From good to great”. The application of his findings not only to business but also to education (the grade school with the worse literacy in Yuma Arizona adopted the methods and yielded 100% literacy in its first year), police (in Paticluar Dallas Texas PD was mentioned on PBS – Grats to them and thier new Chief of police who broght crime down 20% and homicide down 10% in his 1st year and similiar resluts look good for his second year in service), and government has seen some amazing results.

The amazing thing is the type of people who have achieved great things. In business and society we think of the charismatic person or the person with the gift of Gab as someone who would be a great leader. Yet the police chief in Dallas is somewhat more of a shy reserved person. The mayor described meeting him the first time and he loooked down at his shoes. Yet this humble man suceeded where others had failed. What is the recipe that makes this so achievable. I will Let Mr. Jim Collins explain that….. since I am still learning more about his findings, lectures, and writings.

Are you a Hedgehog or a Fox?

Read excerpts

Text excerpts from…
Good to Great and the Social Sectors
Why Business Thinking Is Not the Answer

by Jim Collins

The following are short excerpts from the monograph Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking Is Not the Answer, published in 2005 by Jim Collins. The full monograph can be obtained from many local bookstores and major online booksellers. In addition, you might like to visit the Lecture Hall section of his Web site, where you can find audio excerpts from the monograph.

Author’s Note

During my first year on the Stanford faculty in 1988, I sought out professor John Gardner for guidance on how I might become a better teacher. Gardner, former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, founder of Common Cause, and author of the classic text Self-Renewal, stung me with a comment that changed my life.

“It occurs to me, Jim, that you spend too much time trying to be interesting,” he said. “Why don’t you invest more time being interested.”

Click here for more at Jim Collin’s web site

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About Ian Bach

Independent Online Terrorist Hunter I teach people how to hunt down and shut down the Bad guys web sites. I also teach about the various countries and cultures. Like most cases it is a small group of bsd eggs that in this case call themselves Muslims but in actual fact they are more like how KKK call themselves ",True Christisians". But in both cases / groups they preach a perverted and twisted view a religion. In the case of ISIS, all Qaeda, al Nusra, and the rest of the terrorists who claim to be true Muslims most of these groups follow the Wahhabi teachings. They are almost all Sunni and their goal is global domination. Yet they must be very bad at math and history. Since most Muslims prefer a separation of church and state and also mist are against Shari's Law. Esp the twisted and overly exaggerated form of Sharia Law that the Wahhabi and other bad guys use. I have studied terrorism, insurgencies, and the best tried and proven methods that work to fight terrorism. My Blogs have many links and articles that can show you who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the fields or counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. When I find great practitioner's I always listen to them to find out who they learned from and who they respect and admire. Thus I am always learning new stuff from the best and most successful in their fields of knoeledge. I strive to be an open and ethical source of information, I have met many awesome, kind, caring, and loving wonderful people many who I am close friends with now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and many from S.E. Asia which also has a high percent of their populations that are Muslim.We must always strive to be aware people are not any one particular religion via that's what they chose to be, instead most people are a particular religion because that's what their parents and/or county is. I was raised Catholic but because I became Interested in magic ,(illusion - smoke n mirrors) and science which lead me to study many religions, and I would call myself an atheist. Yet sometimes when I lose my keys ZI find myself praying "Hail Marys" and a few "Our Fathers" which most always aides me in finding my keys. My belief is that if I just frantically look around for my krys, good luck it takes me for ever. But by saying these prayers it is like s sort of meditation and my mind becomes more calm, which is why it helps my find my keys.

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