by Jason Jennings
Is it possible for a company to grow its revenues and profits by ten percent or more, for at least ten consecutive years, not counting acquisitions? That's an incredibly high bar for growth and profitability; one that 99.99% of American companies cant meet, including the famous ones that routinely land on magazine covers.
Jason Jennings and his research team screened more than 72,000 companies to identify the only firms that have delivered such stellar performance for a full decade or more, despite the ups and downs of the economy. And as revealed in the new book, these superstars have a lot in common, despite their wide range of industries, including software, food services, medical supplies and sporting goods.
It turns out that the best long-term performers all combine the strengths of a big organization with the hunger of a startup. They build excellent relationships with their customers, suppliers, workers, and shareholders. They groom future leaders at all levels. They balance their short term goals with their long term visions. And they teach their managers to get their hands dirty.
The research team did extensive interviews at all the featured companies to find out exactly how they consistently increase revenue and profits, without using manipulation or gimmickry. The book reveals their unique approach to leadership and shows how any company, no matter what size or industry, can benefit from following their examples.
According to the publishers Think Big, Act Small may be, "the most powerful management book since Good to Great and Execution."
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