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Size Has Nothing To Do With Greatness, with Bo Burlingham

Bo Burlingham

Bo Burlingham has spent 30+ years at Inc., as senior editor, then executive editor, then editor-at-large. He now writes about entrepreneurship at Forbes.

What you will learn about in this episode:

  • Bo’s career at Inc. and Forbes
  • Bo’s best small companies in America list at Forbes
  • Great companies vs large companies and human scale vs financial scale
  • Bo’s book “Small Giants” about companies with mojo
  • What’s in the new 10th anniversary edition of “Small Giants”
  • What makes great businesses fail
  • The tough situations that arise when the financials aren’t there
  • “The Great Game of Business” that Bo wrote with Jack Stack
  • Why everyone needs to understand what’s going on inside your company
  • “A Stake in the Outcome”: Bo and Jack Stack’s “The Great Game of Business” follow up
  • What you need to think about when giving employees stock
  • “Street Smarts”: Bo’s book he wrote with Norm Brodsky
  • “Finish Big”: Bo’s book about selling and exiting companies
  • The phases of building, growing, and exiting companies
  • Why 70% of people who sell their business are miserable
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