NACDS taps author to deliver keynote address at annual meeting

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced via the social networking site Twitter that author and business consultant Jim Collins will serve as the keynote speaker on April 27 for the association’s 2010 annual meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.

“We are delighted to have such a renowned author as Jim Collins headlining our Annual Meeting business program this year,” said NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “His business expertise will offer diverse attendees – including retailers, front-end suppliers and pharmacy suppliers – a unique perspective on best practices and provide insights on how companies can succeed.”

Collins has authored or co-authored four books—including the classic "Built to Last," and the New York Times bestseller, "Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t." Collins’ latest book, "How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In," was released in spring 2009. His work has been featured in Fortune, The Economist, Fast Company, USA Today, Industry Week, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, Inc., and Harvard Business Review.

Collins began his research and teaching career on the faculty of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award. After seven years at Stanford, Collins returned to his hometown of Boulder, Colo., to found his management research laboratory.

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