James Collins

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Birthday
25, 1958
Birthplace
Boulder, CO
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
25, 1958 (age 61)
Birthplace
Boulder, CO

About

Though he is most famous for his bestselling and widely translated book Built to Last, this author, speaker, and business consulting expert also penned Great By Choice and Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap. . .And Others Don't.

Before Fame

After earning a bachelor's degree and an MBA from Stanford University, he worked for both the McKinsey & Company consulting firm and the Hewlett-Packard computer company.

Trivia

While on the faculty of Stanford's Business School, he earned a Distinguished Teaching Award.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. He later married triathlete Joanne Ernst.

Associated With

He and fellow author and speaker Stephen Covey both earned degrees in business administration and wrote bestselling books informed by their advanced business knowledge.