Think Big, Act Small How America's Best Performing Companies Keep the Start-Up Spirit Alive

ISBN-10: 1591843936

ISBN-13: 9781591843931

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jason Jennings

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Why the best companies never stop acting like start-ups. Acclaimed management guru Jason Jennings and his research team screened more than 100,000 companies to find nine that have increased revenues and profits by 10 percent or more for ten consecutive years. After interviewing the leaders, workers, and customers of these quiet superstars, they discovered that these companies all have one thing in common: they think big, but act small. These companies are highly ambitious about solving customers' problems, making better products, and creating value. Yet they never stop acting like startups-staying humble, treating every employee like an owner, and teaching managers to get their hands dirty. Jennings shows readers how to apply the best practices of these nine superstar companies.
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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/2/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 282
Size: 6.75" wide x 4.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Jason Jennings Was Born on May 31, 1956, in Negaunee, Michigan. He began his career as a radio and television reporter and was the youngest radio station group owner in the nation. His watershed work, It's Not the Big That Eat the Small - It's the Fast That Eat the Slow, was published in 2002. His works include, The Reinventors - How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change, was released on May 10, 2012. He and his family divide their time between Tiburon, California, and Timber Rock Shore, Michigan.

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Introduction: The Holy Grail for Growth
Think Big
The Building Blocks
Down to Earth
Keep Your Hands Dirty: SAS Institute
Make Short-Term Goals and Long-Term Horizons: Sonic Drive-In
Let Go: Cabela's
Have Everyone Think and Act Like the Owner: Koch Industries
Invent New Businesses: Dot Foods
Create Win-Win Solutions: Medline Industries
Play Your Own Game: PETCO Animal Supplies
Build Communities: Strayer Education
Grow Future Leaders: O'Reilly Automotive
The Quad: A Self-Evaluation and Ranking
The Research: Eating an Elephant
Conclusion by Brain Solon, lead researcher
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