THINK BIG, ACT SMALL
HOW AMERICA'S BEST PERFORMING COMPANIES KEEP THE START-UP SPIRIT ALIVE
by Jason Jennings
Jason Jennings and his research team screened more than 72,000 companies to identify the only US firms that have delivered such stellar performance for a full decade or more, despite the ups and downs of the economy. As revealed in Think BIG-Act Small, 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 Penguin Random House, “Think Big, Act Small may be the most powerful management book since Good to Great and Execution.”
The paperback edition of Think BIG-Act Small – the one with the red band across it – followed all the companies in the original book for an additional five years and they had all achieved ten percent revenue and profit growth for an additional five years for a total of fifteen years of breakout, unmatched performance.