Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big

By Bo Burlingham
The bestselling, award-winning classic on how maverick companies have passed up the growth treadmill to focus on gretness, now in a revised and updated tenth-anniversary edition.
It has long been a business article of faith that great companies, by definition, constantly focus on maximizing their revenues year after year. Yet quietly, under the radar, a growing number of undeniably great compabnies have rejected the pressure of endless growth to focus on more satisfying business goals.
Veteran journalist Bo Burlingham takes us deep inside fourteen of these remarkable comapnies that have chosen to march to their own drummer. He shows the leaders of these small giants recognized the full range of choices they had about the type of company they could create and made the choice to pursue greateness by placing other goals ahead of getting as big as possible as fast as possible. And he shows how we can all benefit by questioning the conventional definitions of business success.


NEWS & OPINION: In the Books - Off to the Printers VII

Posted January 7, 2010, 10:15 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
In today's installment of past articles from In the Books, we have something from Robert Morris—an independent management consultant and one of the most knowledgeable business book reviewers in the country. In the essay below, he discusses the best leadership books of 2008. ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ Real-World Lessons in Leadership BY ROBERT MORRIS The authors of the best leadership books published in 2008 draw heavily upon a wealth of real-world information, both their own and others’, notably corporate executives and leaders in other fields. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: Penguin Launches New Online Promotion Tools

Posted June 23, 2009, 3:15 PM with category of Publishing Industry
Last week, Penguin launched a set of micro-sites for their newly published books. Called From the Publisher's Office, the initiative uses text excerpts, audio interviews and video clips to promote upcoming titles. Our friends at Portfolio are specifically involved with one of the microsites called Penguin Business Thought Leaders. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: Inc. Magazine's 30th Anniversary Book Recommendations

Posted April 8, 2009, 8:03 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Inc. Magazine is celebrating 30 years of publication this month and as a part of their coverage have put together "The Business Owner's Bookshelf" - 30 books people running small businesses should read. Here is the list in its entirety: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk, by Peter Bernstein (1996) The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, by Guy Kawasaki (2004) The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, by Marc Levinson (2006) Brand New: How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers' Trust from Wedgwood to Dell, by Nancy F. Read more


Posted September 18, 2006, 11:03 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
The shortlist for the 2006 FT/Goldman Sachs book award has been announced. Here are the award criteria: THE MISSION "To identify the book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics. " What I personally like about the mission statement is the use of the word enjoyable That term is missing from far too many business books. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: Two Book Webinars this Thursday

Posted May 9, 2006, 8:16 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
On May 11 at noon Eastern time, Bo Burlingham will be leading an online discussion on his book Small Giants. Get all the details here. And on that same day, at 1:00 PM Eastern, I will be hosting a webinar on the topic of how leaders implement change, as illustrated in the book The Gold Mine. Read more


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Publisher Portfolio
Publish date 04/01/2007
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