The Great Game of Business, Expanded and Updated: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company

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Author: Stack Jack

Brand: Currency

Color: Black

Edition: Revised, 20th Anniversary ed.


  • Crown Business

Package Dimensions: 27x202x308

Number Of Pages: 384

Release Date: 16-07-2013

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The Great Game of Business started a business revolution by introducing the world to open-book management, a new way of running a business that created unprecedented profit and employee engagement.

The revised and updated edition of
The Great Game of Business lays out an entirely different way of running a company. It wasn’t dreamed up in an executive think tank or an Ivy League business school or around the conference table by big-time consultants. It was forged on the factory floors of the heartland by ordinary folks hoping to figure out how to save their jobs when their parent company, International Harvester, went down the tubes.
What these workers created was a revolutionary approach to management that has proven itself in every industry around the world for the past thirty years—an approach that is perhaps the last, best hope for reviving the American Dream.


“The whole concept of
The Great Game of Business is beautiful –consistency, alignment, and transparency, infused with core values and brought to life with powerful mechanisms.  It is inspired and inspiring, a classic.”
-Jim Collins, author of Good to Great
“The Great Game of Business is one of the top 10 most important business books for all growth-minded company leaders to read.  Why?  It details how to create the critically important “line of sight” every employee needs to be fully engaged and driving toward a common goal.  And Jack’s book details how to get everyone in your company focused with one eye on the financial impact of their decisions.  Then watch profits and cash soar.” –
Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles and author of The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time

“This is the  brilliant story of the most radical act committed by a  businessman in this century. You can’t run or manage  your business the old way once you read  
The Great Game.” –
Paul Hawken

About the Author

JACK STACK is Founder, President and CEO of SRC Holdings Corporation, a 100% Employee-Owned Company employing over 1200 people, with sales of over $450,000,000. SRC Holdings Corporation operates 31 business units including Joint Ventures with John Deere, Case New Holland and Navistar, and maintains two venture capital incubator funds.
A pioneer of the leadership model known as Open Book Management, Stack is the author of two books on the subject,
The Great Game of Business and
A Stake in the Outcome.  His expertise in using the open book model has helped SRC Holdings Corporation start, acquire, and own over 60 small and medium size businesses and created thousands of jobs since 1983.  In addition, SRC Holdings Corporation has increased its stock value 292,000% since 1983.

Jack has been called the “smartest strategist in America” by Inc. Magazine and one of the “top 10 minds in small business” by Fortune Small Business Magazine. Jack is a contributing editor for Inc. Magazine and contributing business writer for The New York Times.
He is a popular public speaker and a practitioner of the open book model. SRC Holdings Corporation has received international recognition because of its success, including the Top 100 Companies to Work for in America, WorldBlu Most Democratic Workplaces, the National Business Ethics Award and the Business Enterprise Trust Award.  
Jack has served as a world judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Institute and as an advisor for this group since 1998.  Jack designed the first ever United Way Entrepreneurial Fund to encourage innovation within the non-profit community.  He is the father of five children and grandfather of six. 

BO BURLINGHAM is editor-at-large—and former executive editor—of Inc. magazine and chairman of the Small Giants Community (www.smallgiants.org). His book
Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big was a finalist for the 2006 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award. His most recent book, co-authored with Norm Bro


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