309: How to become a small GIANT with Bo Burlingham

 

In this episode, we discuss how open book management works, how open book management leads to a better society, how open book management is about the game, creating a company of owners, giving your team equity in your business, what is meant to be great instead of big, Union Square Hospitality Group & Zingermans Community of Business.

Bo Burlingham is an editor-at-large of Inc. magazine and the author of five books, the most recent beingFinish Big: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top. Today we’ll be discussing two of his previous books: Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, 10th-Anniversary Edition which was one of five finalists for the 2006 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award. and The Great Game of Business, Expanded and Updated: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company introduced the concept of open-book management, has sold more than 300,000 copies and was named one of “the 100 best business books of all time.

Success Quote or Mantra

Constantly ask yourself where you’re going and why.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Bo Burlingham’s Books

The Great Game of Business, Expanded and Updated: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company

Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, 10th-Anniversary Edition

Finish Big: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top

Danny Meyers Book

Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business

Ari Weinzweig’s Books

A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Building a Great Business (Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading)

A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Being a Better Leader (Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading)

A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Managing Ourselves (Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading)

A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business (Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading)S

SmallGiants.org-You’re on your way to building a great business — why do it alone? Surround yourself with like-minded leaders who will challenge and support you along the way, strengthening your practice of the six qualities to become a Small Giants company.

Contact

Boburlingham.com

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