My partner in this conversation is Bo Burlingham. Bo is an editor-at-large of Inc. magazine and the author of five books which have profoundly impacted the trajectory of values-led, intentional business around the world.
Bo’s work has been such a big inspiration to me and foundational to a lot of my thinking over the years, so it was such a privilege to sit down with him. I don’t know of anyone that has explored more deeply, through real-world examples, what it means to build a meaningful business.
Bo has given name and voice to multiple movements that continue to shape the world of business, such as open book management, transparent start-ups, and the idea of small giants—companies that live from the truth that greatness and bigness have nothing to do with each other.
This is a fascinating conversation for anyone interested in exploring what it takes to create a business that is both personally and externally meaningful. We discuss questions such as what does it actually mean for a company to be great? What makes a company meaningful? What is the foundation of a values-driven approach to business? What are the roots of business success and service? And, what makes for the kind of business that makes everything it touches better for the contact?
I saved this conversation for episode 50, because it felt appropriate to celebrate that milestone by talking with one of the people whose work has most shaped the way I see the world of business and what’s possible with companies as a force for good progress in the world.
Please enjoy sitting down with the sage, Bo Burlingham.
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