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Bo Burlingham

Size Has Nothing To Do With Greatness, with Bo Burlingham

Bo Burlingham has spent 33 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