• Title: Good to Great to Gone: The 60 Year Rise and Fall of Circuit City
  • Author: Alan Wurtzel
  • Released: 2012-10-30
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 400
  • ISBN: 1938120116
  • ISBN13: 978-1938120114
  • ASIN: 1938120116
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"Alan Wurtzel led Circuit City to extraordinary success, one of a small handful of Fortune 500 companies to make a leap from good to great. Years later, Circuit City ceased to exist. Any understanding of what makes great companies tick must also consider the question of how they can fall. Alan Wurtzel’s own analysis of the company he built to greatness, and its subsequent demise, adds to our understanding."

Jim Collins
Author of Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall

“Good to Great to Gone illustrates the vital importance of listening to your customers. Without them your company has nothing.”

Tony Hsieh
NY Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.


“Alan Wurtzel’s Good to Great to Gone adds color and context to many of the compelling business strategy principles outlined in the Pursuit of Excellence.”

Robert Waterman
Co-author of In Search of Excellence

“Circuit City, founded when the South’s first TV station opened in Richmond in 1949, went on to become an iconic Virginia company. It was the premier TV and appliance retailer in America with more than 500 stores from coast to coast and sales exceeding $10 billion. Alan Wurtzel, the CEO who conceived the strategy that took his family business from Good to Great, focuses on the development of business strategies and the habits of mind that brought Circuit City to the top and then to the dust bin of Virginia business history. He tells the dramatic story in a compelling way.”

Mark R. Warner
U.S. Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia

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