One of the greatest things about being in business today is that success is no longer defined mainly by the financial bottom line. While profitability continues to be important, other definitions of success have taken center stage as more founders reject the notion of growth for growth's sake in favor of a lifelong experience of success, contentment and satisfaction on the founder's own terms.
In this month's read, we will explore several companies and founders that have taken this route. Among other things, we will explore how founders's personal beliefs and core values shape company vision and trajectory. We'll see how individual definitions of success inform decision-making and leadership processes, and learn how lifestyle-based leadership choices build companies that fit around lives — instead building lives that have to fit around companies.
What you'll learn …
In addition to enjoying a fresh and affirming entrepreneurial perspective, here are some of the things you'll learn by reading this book with us:
- How your personal core values and beliefs can positively affect and inform the growth of your business
- Ideas and strategies to help you manage your business in ways that keep it small enough for you to actually enjoy the process of leading it for a lifetime
- Fun and informative case studies that affirm your decision to keep your company lean and small, and on a growth track that works for you and your personal life
- … and so much more!
The reading plan progresses in our private Entrepreneur Members Facebook Group.
The graphic below displays our easy reading schedule.
About Bo Burlingham
Bo Burlingham is currently a contributor to Forbes where he produces the magazine's annual Small Giants section. Previously, he worked for 33 years at Inc. magazine, as senior editor, executive editor, and editor at large. He is the coauthor, with Jack Stack, of The Great Game of Business and A Stake in the Outcome and, with Norm Brodsky, of The Knack (renamed Street Smarts in paperback). He is also the author of Small Giants and Finish Big. The popularity of Small Giants led to the creation of the Small Giants Community where business leaders learn and share practices and systems they can use to make their companies great, whether or not the businesses are big.
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