Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of by Bo Burlingham

By Bo Burlingham

It’s an axiom of industrial that fab businesses develop their sales and earnings 12 months after yr. but quietly, below the radar, a small variety of businesses have rejected the strain of never-ending development to target extra pleasurable company objectives. objectives like being nice at what they do . . . making a great spot to paintings . . . delivering nice customer support . . . making nice contributions to their groups . . . and discovering nice how you can lead their lives.
In Small Giants, veteran journalist Bo Burlingham takes us deep inside of fourteen awesome businesses that experience selected to march to their very own drummer. They comprise Anchor Brewing, the unique microbrewer; CitiStorage Inc., the superior self reliant records-storage enterprise; Clif Bar & Co., maker of natural strength bars and different nutrients meals; Righteous Babe documents, the list corporation based by means of singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco; Union sq. Hospitality staff, the corporate of restaurateur Danny Meyer; and Zingerman’s group of companies, together with the world-famous Zingerman’s Deli of Ann Arbor.
Burlingham exhibits how the leaders of those small giants famous the entire diversity of selections they'd concerning the kind of corporation they can create. And he exhibits how we will all gain via wondering the standard definitions of industrial good fortune. In his new later on, Burlingham displays at the similarities and studying classes from the small giants he covers within the booklet.

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