Think Big, Act Small

  • by Jason Jennings
  • Narrated by Jason Jennings
  • 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tradition says there are three ways to grow a company's revenue: fire up the sales team with empty promises, cut costs and downsize, or cook the books. But what if there's a better way, a way that nine amazingly profitable and well-run companies are already embracing. Jason Jennings and his research team screened more than 100,000 American companies to find nine that rarely end up on magazine covers, yet have increased revenues and profits by 10 percent or more for 10 consecutive years. Then they interviewed the leaders, workers, and customers of these quiet superstars to find the secrets of their astoundingly consistent and profitable growth. Jennings discovered that consistent high performance takes more than locker-room speeches to the sales team. What these companies have in common is a culture based on a shockingly simple precept: think big, but act small. It works for retailers like PETCO and Cabela's, manufacturers like Medline Industries, service companies like Sonic Drive-In, private educational companies like Strayer, and industrial giants like Koch Enterprises. In Think Big, Act Small, Jennings reveals the unique power of combining the strengths of a big organization with the hunger of a start-up. Any company, no matter what its size or industry, can benefit from following these examples.


What the Critics Say

"The latest insightful and inspirational title from Jennings again demonstrates potential profitability in contrary concepts." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Cultures Succeed Again and Again

I liked how the author built each story as to integrate to what the title states.
Fun to listen to as I felt part of the story in my current work. It gave more confidence to what I was doing and what I do in business.
A positive outlook from the doom and gloom the media sheds on business today as pontificating oppressors of the human spirit.
If you are down on your business or work read this quick book and keep it handy for reference.
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- Pro

Mandatory Listening for Business

Tells the story of the underlying principles of consistently profitable and successful companies through their stories. One of the few books I would say are mandatory reading for any business manager or leader.
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- Ryan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-20-2005
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio