BookReview: A Stake in the Outcome : Building a Culture of Ownership for the Long-Term Success of Your Business
by Jack Stack, Bo Burlingham, Currency Doubleday, September 16, 2003, 0385505094
An extension of the Great Game of Business is that creating business is the game of business. Stack covers the history of SRC and its many subsidiaries. He doesn't shy away from sensitive topics like disagreements he had with people and why. The theme is that business is about creating future opportunities by teaching people about what business is and what they get out of it if they are owners. Bo Burlingham, editor-at-large of Inc. Magazine. is co-author, and it's a very readable book as a result.
The book defines 14 rules of ownership:
I do think Stack has become too enamored with what he has created. He even says so at one point in the book. In particular, the following quote shows that he values "community and culture" for their own sake, not the value they bring to the understanding of business and to the success thereof.
Via Rob 2005
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