4 Hours with Jim Collins

Jim Collins, Author, Good to Great, Built to Last, Great by Choice and How the Mighty Fall, is a student and teacher with 30+ years of research on what makes great companies tick, Jim Collins understands what the best-performing leaders have in common: they imagine their company as a work in progress with unlimited potential ahead.

During this interactive session (for virtual and in-person attendees), Jim will expose his most coveted ideas, and facilitate small group breakouts for a unique opportunity to address, challenge and refine your ideas with other CEO and senior executives.


Thursday, November 3 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm MST

Working Session Agenda

All times Mountain Standard

9:00 - 10:25 am

Jim will share the most critical insights from 30-plus years of research into what makes some companies—and some leadership teams—truly outperform others over the long haul. In this session, crafted by Jim exclusively for this event, he’ll weave together the essential ideas from a lifetime of deep learning as a single, integrated program, fit together for today’s CEO and senior executives to form a roadmap worth following. You’ll hear directly from Jim about:

  • All of his most powerful concepts—from Level 5 Leadership to developing your Hedgehog concept to the 20 Mile March—all placed in the correct, most effective context.
  • What really makes great companies tick: What’s different about them? Most companies have so much potential but don’t come close to achieving their potential. Why? And what do companies that do break through do differently?

10:25 - 10:40 am


10:40 - 11:40 am

Among the many concepts Jim has developed over the years, none is more widely quoted, and more essential to the success of your business than “The Flywheel.” Part operating system, part business model, part leadership philosophy, it’s a blueprint to building the momentum that underlies all real, long-term growth and success in an organization, building strength on strength, action by action, year after year. Unfortunately, it is also among the most misunderstood and misused ideas in Jim’s work. To help you get it right:

  • Jim will present The Flywheel concept to you and explain how to build one for your company—the right way
  • In this portion of the session, you’ll work in tight groups with your peers to develop your company’s Flywheel—live, in real time—with Jim’s coaching and the unfiltered feedback and input of other leaders.
  • You’ll leave with a Flywheel Template you can refine and grow with your management team

11:40 - 11:55 am


11:55 am - 1:00 pm

To conclude the morning, you’ll work in collaboration with your CEO peers to develop a series of essential questions for Jim. If you were going to have dinner with him, what would you ask? What’s the most challenging problem facing your company today? Of the strategic issues your team is facing—what’s the hairiest, the most difficult one? This is your chance to go deep with Jim Collins and get his take on the most important, specific challenges of our time, to get his advice and perspective.

Virtual Ticket Options

4-hour Working Session for You and Your Team


Single Pass
$ 595
  • Exclusive live access to Jim’s sessions*
  • Peer breakout discussions
  • Interactive Q&A with Jim Collins

Small Team

For groups up to 5
$ 1595
  • Exclusive live access to Jim’s sessions*
  • Peer breakout discussions
  • Interactive Q&A with Jim Collins

Large Team

For groups up to 10
$ 2595
  • Exclusive live access to Jim’s sessions*
  • Peer breakout discussions
  • Interactive Q&A with Jim Collins

*Please note this session will only be available via livestream. Ticket purchase does not provide access to a video recording.