Focus Forward: Survival of the Fittest
Posted 01 July 2009 | By
Business guru, bestselling author and RAPS Annual Conference keynoter Jim Collins released his highly anticipated new book, How the Mighty Fall, in late May. In excerpts featured in BusinessWeek, Collins notes that great nations, companies, social institutions and even individuals often experience serious declines. Some never recover and subsequently disappear; others recover because they never give in. According to Collins, survivors must be willing to evolve, and explore new activities while maintaining those principles that are essential to their cultures. These concepts are timely and illuminating for many organizations-corporations, governments, social institutions-and certainly relevant to the healthcare product sector and the regulatory profession.