Jim Collins. Source: supplied.

Paul Brescia

Jim Collins on the lessons he learnt from mentor Bill Lazier

Paul Brescia
3 minute Read

Jim Collins is one of the most successful business authors and researchers of the modern era, selling over 10 million books, and advising some of the most successful companies of the 21st century.

Considering Collins’ research, writing and consulting has been used by some of the world’s most successful businesses, it’s fascinating to look into the best lessons he had imparted on him.

In an interview with SmartCompany Plus, Collins attributes his three decades of success to his mentor Bill Lazier, who was willing to trust and back him to the hilt, and shares three of the best lessons from him.

A father figure

They met at Stanford University in the early 1990s, with Collins joining the business school as a student, and Lazier joining as a lecturer.

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