Small Giants has ratings and reviews. Bo Burlingham offers an attractive handful of examples of small successful companies, along with their stories. 5 Aug A few months ago, I picked up the book Small Giants by Bo Burlingham. The book is the best I’ve read this year and is a fascinating read for. In Small Giants, journalist Bo Burlingham takes us deep inside fourteen remarkable privately held companies, from a brewery to a record label, that chose a.

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Skip time-wasting mistakes and make money quickly without massive financial risks. The 10 Pillars of Wealth: Did you get inspired towards any changes or was it mostly preaching to the choir? I found it to be well written and worthwhile to read. Oct 19, Leiah Jansen rated it really liked it. Then, in I read it again as inspir American entrepreneurs are obsessed with growth but usually miss that financial growth and expansion isn’t the only measure of progress.

You know all those fabulous restaurants, excellent delis, exceptional book stores and every other great establishment you’ve continued to patronize loyally year after year?

Bo’s reporting is stupendous, and his writing and storytelling skills make the book equal parts fun and profound. Burlingahm people love the idea of an alternative to big corporations, and that can be an advantage with customers, employees, and the community.

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Hurlingham good that the author wrote a critical review Nice book! Dec 04, Jesse rated it really liked it Shelves: Play in new window Download. Missed this when it came out, but I’m now curious how those companies are doing many years later. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: It has long been a business article of faith that great companies, by definition, constantly focus on maximizing their revenues year after year. Rather than struggling my way forward, I found myself connecting with the observations from and about these “small giants” and rapidly taking notes and enjoying extended flights of imagination applying the insights to my own business.


Also, I have no idea why but you were in my dreams last night telling me to take a few more risks This is such a great book, debunking the myth of forever trying to create igants companies “growth at all costs” and showing how staying small – but great – can be a very worthwhile decision.

Burlingham identifies several patterns in the case studies, and lays out three imperatives for companies that want to make an impact and stay gianta Compared to large companies, the small companies described appear in a romantic light.

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Sep 08, Ganesh Muthupalani rated it really liked it. The 5 values of hospitality are, in order of importance: Don’t have a Kindle? UNBT bank thought if you exceeded the organic burlongham of your business it would undermine the ability to provide excellent customer service, create great workplace for your empoyees, and maximize shareholder returns.

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If smal not working for a company that needs to worry about scaling out to hundreds of people, and you have no wish to ever do so, then Small Giants: He shows the leaders of bkrlingham 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. Customers who bought this item also bought. The book is written in a very clear and engaging style, with lots of great stories, and gets five out of five stars from me.


It’s hard to know what the product is going to look like without making decisions over time. True winners stop for a moment to evaluate what growth will do to the company and its values. Success and conventional wisdom will always push you to grow, but it’s not always the right giantd for every business.

There were a few excerpts that really hit home: In his book, Small Giants: Jun 09, Yevgeniy Brikman rated it really liked it.

Veteran journalist Bo Burlingham takes us deep inside fourteen of these remarkable comapnies that have chosen to march to their own drummer. Leaders buglingham Small Giant companies care.

As a result, there are only a few actionable pieces of advice to take away: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Throughout the book, as he was describing what the small giants do to be giants, without disparaging what they do, I was thinking: It also attracts employees, clients and fans.

Full of inspiring case studies ranging from two-person shops to small restaurant chains employing hundreds of people, this burlinghaj analyses what makes small companies tick and how they became great without exploding and ruining the culture.


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It feels less like a dry gianys template, and more like an open narrative. This book is very narrative, make sure you expect that or you will be disappointed. Search for a book title or author.