I first heard about Jim Collins when I saw him on the Charlie Rose show in 2002, talking about his book "Built to Last." He has spent his career analyzing leadership and businesses to discover what makes them successful. He has great advice for anyone who has ever held a job or wanted to be their own boss (ie everyone!). When I started my handmade jewelry business Peggy Li Creations his words became even more inspiring.
Check out his website here (lots of audio clips of his lectures): JimCollins.com
Get his book on Amazon.com: Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Harper Business Essentials)
and watch his interview with Charlie Rose here.
Check it out!