Business guru Jim Collins to speak at NACDS Annual Meeting

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has tabbed best-selling author and business consultant Jim Collins as a keynote speaker for the 2018 NACDS Annual Meeting.

Collins, who has previously taken part in NACDS events, is scheduled to speak during the morning Business Program on Tuesday, April 24. The NACDS Annual Meeting runs April 21 to 24 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla.

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Jim Collins

“We are thrilled that Jim Collins will be speaking once again at our Annual Meeting,” NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson said in a statement. “Jim first participated in the NACDS Annual Meeting in 1996 and has since spoken at several of our other events, including the inaugural NACDS Total Store Expo in 2013.”

Collins has written or co-authored six books that have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. His definitive book, the No. 1 best-seller Good to Great, examines why some companies transition from good companies to great companies. His other top-selling books study successful leaders, how once-successful companies can self-destruct and why some companies can thrive amid chaos. In 2017, Forbes named Collins as one of the 100 Greatest Living Business Minds.

“Jim’s ability to analyze all aspects of business successes and challenges — especially in these rapidly changing times — will be an invaluable asset for NACDS members as they continue to anticipate the future and position themselves proactively,” Anderson commente. “Jim is a master of examining solutions in unpredictable times and brings a great deal of knowledge to the table.”

Collins began his research and teaching career on the faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, Colo., where he conducts research and engages with CEOs and senior leadership teams. Besides his work in the business sector, Collins has a passion for learning and teaching in the social sectors, including education, health care, government, faith-based organizations, social ventures and nonprofits.



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