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  • Published: 15 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780385505093
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $26.99
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Stake In The Outcome


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Now in paperback, A STAKE IN THE OUTCOME, which follows to the highly successful THE GREAT GAME OF BUSINESS, explains why and how the key to getting the best performance from your employees is to give them a sense of ownership in the company.

A STAKE IN THE OUTCOME states that by building a true culture of ownership among a company's employees, they will be so
motivated to succeed that they can and will outperform any competing workforce. Like its successful predecessor THE GREAT GAME OF
BUSINESS, the book isn't about theory, but about practice. It's been proven to work.
Among the questions the book answers are how to:
-teach employees to think and act like owners
-promote continuous learning at every level of the organization
-how to fire up employees' competitive juices
-how to build a workforce that is fast on its feet and ready to take advantage of every opportunity
A STAKE IN THE OUTCOME is extremely timely given today's tough economic climate. It shows managers and executives of companies
both large and small how to build a ferociously motivated workforce that is energized and committed to meeting and overcoming the most
daunting challenges a company can face.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780385505093
  • Imprint: Doubleday US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Authors

Jack Stack

JOHN P.(JACK) STACK is the president and CEO of the Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation (SRC), a rebuilder of engines and engine components based in Springfield, MO. In 1983, he joined with twelve other managers and supervisors to buy the factory from Harvester International, and established it as an employee owned company. Despite an enormous debt load, the new company survived and prospered. SRC is the authorized remanufactured engine supplier for many major companies such as General Motors, Mercedez Benz, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, and Nissan.

Bo Burlingham

Bo Burlingham is Inc.'s editor at large. He is the coauthor of The Great Game of Business and A Stake in the Outcome, and the author of Small Giants.

Bo Burlingham is the author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose to be Great Instead of Big, a finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year in 2006. An editor at large at Inc., he has also written for Esquire, Harper's, Mother Jones and the Boston Globe, among other publications.


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