Get the key ideas from

Small Giants

Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big

By Bo Burlingham
12-minute read
Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big by Bo Burlingham

There’s a new phenomenon emerging in the American business world: Small Giants. These are privately owned companies that don’t follow the usual corporate dogma of growing revenues at any cost. Instead, they’re driven by their heart-felt enthusiasm for their product, and focus on factors like quality and caring for their workforce. The author has examined 14 small giants to explain how this strategy has made them successful.

  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners who don’t want to sell out
  • Anyone in a managerial position
  • Anyone thinking of founding a start-up

Bo Burlingham is editor at large at Inc. magazine and has written for other publications such as Mother Jones, Boston Magazine and Esquire. He’s also been a board member for Body Shop Inc., and founded the global business network PAC World.


What is Blinkist?

The Blinkist app gives you the key ideas from a bestselling nonfiction book in just 15 minutes. Available in bitesize text and audio, the app makes it easier than ever to find time to read.

Discover
2000+ top
nonfiction titles

Get unlimited access to the most important ideas in business, investing, marketing, psychology, politics, and more. Stay ahead of the curve with recommended reading lists curated by experts.

Ever read 4 books in one day?
Now you can. Sign up for a free trial—you'll get instant access to the biggest ideas from 2000+ best-selling nonfiction books.