The Great Game of Business (part 1 of 17)

The Great Game of Business: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company

by: Jack Stack with Bo Burlingham (1992, 2013)

[pigeonhole] Practical Principles Book

[premise] The story of ‘SRC’ a manufacturing company in Missouri that saved itself by teaching financials to the entire company, including front line employees, and empowering them to influence their end results. Their example of success can serve as a model for your business or work group.

Chapters:

INTRODUCTION AND UPDATED ADDITION – 1
DOES IT REALLY WORK OR IS IT JUST A BUNCH OF HYPE? – 25
THE HIGHER LAWS OF BUSINESS – 27
THE ULTIMATE HIGHER LAW – 29

  1. Why we Teach People How To Make Money – 31
  2. Myths of Management – 52
  3. The Feeling of a Winner – 67
  4. The Big Picture – 86
  5. Open-Book Management – 101
  6. Setting Standards – 126
  7. Skip the Praise – Give Us the Raise – 157
  8. Coming Up with the Game Plan – 184
  9. The Great Huddle – 213
  10. A Company of Owners – 245
  11. The Highest Level of Thinking – 269
  12. The Ultimate Higher Law: A Message to Middle Managers – 287
  13. Get In The Game: The “Interactive” Guide – 293

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS – 367