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If You Work At Netflix, You’re Going To Get Wet

Why We Want to Do Away with Jobs

Creating Wins with MiniGames

A Time to Reimagine Capitalism

Closing The Gap Between The Haves and The Have-Nots

Sharing the Load by Playing Great Game™ 

Using The Game to Grow Their Business

What Does It Mean to Lead Like a Human?

5 Companies Who See Knowing and Teaching the Rules as the Way to Cultivate Leaders

Building a Company Culture Fit for Every Employee

Serving Communities While Serving Their Employees

Creating Value for Your Business When Your Best Assets are People

All-Star Companies Putting People First

What do Fur Babies, Community Magazines, Fuel-injectors and Labels Have In Common?

How The 2020 Great Game Of Business All-Stars Are Changing The Game

Top 5 Reasons You Need to be at the Great Game of Business Conference

Greatness Comes from Looking Ahead

How to Get More Good News

Beyond Engagement: How to Make Your Company into an Idea Factory

Does Opening the Books Mean Sharing Everything?

The Critical Number is at the Heart of The Game

4 Secrets of Survival You Should Learn from ESOPs

Do You Play The Game...Even When You Lose?

When Winning is the Bedrock of Your Culture

Who Says Business Isn’t Personal?

Reasons You Should Bring the Marketplace to Your People

Why Timing is Everything

Why Being Open-Book Matters During a Downturn

It’s Time To Reimagine Your Business

Playing Defense to Survive the New Normal

Capitalism At Its Best

Using Unprecedented Uncertainty to Reinvent Ourselves

Flattening the Economic Curve

5 Tips to Keep Selling During a Crisis

Training Bite: Cash is King Financial Literacy

When the Virus Hits Close to Home - A Tribute

There Are ALWAYS Positives - Even During a Pandemic

The Four P's to Remember During Crisis

During a Crisis – No Idea is Off the Table.

There's No Shame in Trying To Save Your Business

10 Key Steps for your Business to Survive a Crisis

Taking the Fear Out of the Workplace

4 Reasons Your Employees Aren't on the Open-Book Bandwagon

How a Book Report Changed My Life: A Practitioners Story

3 Things to Consider When Self Implementing Open-Book Management

4 Common Mistakes Companies Make with Open-Book Management

To Be or Not To Be (Coached) — That is the Question

Practicing What We Preach at The Great Game of Business

Four Reasons to Play MiniGames™

The Universal Opportunity to Use Business to Close the Gap Between the Haves and the Have-Nots

Your People are Asking for Opportunities to Grow

The Building Blocks of an Effective Bonus Plan

The 5 Myths of Management

Four Essential Items to Cover During A Huddle

Sustaining The Game: 6 Tips for Energizing Current Staff & Onboarding with GGOB

4 Questions to Ask for Successful Succession Planning

Funding Your Employer Brand Plan—A Numbers Game You Need to Win

The 3 Things You Need to Design into Your 2020 Bonus Plan

Creating & Distributing Wealth: Are You Doing Your Part To Raise the Standard?

Hitting Big Goals Starts with Small Wins

Great Game™ All-Star Leads the Way in Corporate Social Responsibility

Why You Need to Get Rid of the Employee Mentality

These Results are No Game: Real Results From Real Great Game™ Practitioners

Business Planning: Expect the Unexpected with Contingency Plans

Boosting Employee Retention by Building Careers

The Collective Wisdom is Greater Than You

The Do's and Don’ts of an Outstanding Huddle: How to Maximize Your Meetings

Jack Stack Reveals the Why Behind Great Game­™ in His Upcoming Book

If You're Not Keeping Score, It's Only Practice

As a Leader, Are You Living Up to Your End of the Employment Bargain?

Closing the Talent Gap at Hutten & Co

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger: Surviving the Recession by Starting with Why

Communication Will Make or Break Your Great Game™ Implementation

8 Essential Tips for a Successful Huddle

Building a Business of Businesspeople at Netflix

The 4 C's of Long-Term Business Planning

The Secret to Creating an Ownership Culture: Hint—It's Not Just About Equity

How One Company Saved $270K in MiniGames™ & Educational Training

What's My Critical Number and Why Do I Need It?

5 Golden Rules of Teaching Financials to Employees

Using MiniGames™ To Drive Open-Book Leadership At H-E-B

A Buried Treasure Where You Least Expect It

Time is Money: Playing The Game in a Service-Based Company

Are You Too Afraid to Open the Books?

Why Choose an ESOP? Benefits of an ESOP Exit Strategy

Why Has Profit Become a Bad Word (And What Can We do About It)?

The Myth and Magic of the Critical Number™

To Teach the Numbers, Show the Human Story Behind Them

Get Ready Now for the Economic Upturn in 2020

Why Implement & Continue to Invest in The Game?

Can Thinking Like Owners Save the Car Industry?

Conference Insights, 21 Hats, and a New Book

Why You Need to Connect Your People To Your Strategy

Empower Your Employees Through Knowledge

Our 10-Step Approach to GGOB Implementation

An Emotional 2019 Gathering of Games

4 Easy Strategies to Communicate Financials so Employees Can Understand

Transparency: Why It Matters & What It Can Do For Your Business

Jack Stack: Why I Wrote a New Book

How SRC Lexington Brings an Open-Book Philosophy to Employee Engagement 

How The Great Game Helps Create Sustainable Enlightened Businesses

All-Star People's Choice Poll 2019

3 Ways GGOB Underpins Lasting, Evergreen Companies

Why is Choosing a Critical Number™ So Important?

Leadership Begins With Thinking About Yourself

What Businesses Can Learn From The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

Business Success Through People Success is the New Leadership Frontier

Can Equity Ownership be the Ultimate Stake in the Outcome?

4 Takeaways for Achieving Results in Your Business Transformation

6 Practices for Successfully Leading the Millennial Generation

Questions to Avoid (and What to Ask Instead) to Be a Better Great Game™ Leader

3 Must-Watch Videos Featuring GGOB Practitioners

Harnessing the Strengths of the Game

5 Reasons You Need a PayBrand Story to Scale Your Business

3 Efficiency MiniGame™ Ideas & Examples From the 2019 All-Stars

Scoreboarding: The Whats, Hows and Whys

The Great Game™ Study Guide

Five Reasons Open-Book Companies Should Consider an ESOP

Are You Really Opening the Books?

9 Rules to Make Staff Huddles Work

7 Best Practices to Take Your Bonus Plan Up a Notch

How To Grow Engagement From Apathetic to Awesome

Keeping The Game Alive: Educating Through Gamification

10 Easy Ways Leader Can Express Appreciation in the Workplace

Lessons Learned in an Open & Honest Company

Is the Open-Door Policy Just Lazy Leadership?

5 Reasons You Need to Attend the Gathering of Games

4 Tips for Creating a Generational Inclusive Workforce

COCOZZA: Where One Self-Implementer Began Their Great Game™ Journey

MiniGame™ Showcase: GUY Engingeering's Take Me Out to the Ballgame

6 Best Practices for Creating a Recognition Culture

10 Reasons and Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Transparency

2019 All-Star Team Announced

One Sentence Employee Engagement: 20 Words To Gain Emotional Commitment

7 Tips for Communicating Change

8 Awesome MiniGame Ideas Generated by Practitioners

The "Why" Behind High-Involvement Planning™

Employee Ownership Culture and Mindset: Redemption After a Downturn

4 Best Practices for Employee Engagement

9 Forecasting Phrases to Listen For

10 Surprising Things Successful Leaders Do Differently

The Four Pillars of Leadership

MiniGame™ Showcase: GRC's Galaga Doubles Planned PBT

How Playing the Great Game Helps You Prepare for an Unpredictable Economy

Overcoming Your Fear of Disclosure: Part II

3 Must-See Videos to Understand What Great Game® is All About

Four Characteristics of a Strong Critical Number

Overcoming Your Fear of Disclosure: Part I

5 Things Every Manager Needs To Know About Employee Engagement

Don't Worry About the Big Issues, Just Do Your Job

Ask the Coaches: Getting Started with the Great Game™

Capitalizing on GGOB to Attract Employees & Customers

It's a Big Mistake to Promote People Too Quickly

How SRC is Using The Game to Tackle its Critical Number: People

A Manager's Job Is to Come Up with Answers

Huddling 101: The Pre-Huddle, Management Huddle, and Company-Wide Huddle

What's the Great Game All About Anyway?

Nice Guys Finish Last

Reaching the Front-Line: Turning a Part-Time Job into a Career

Ask the Coaches: Tackling Roadblocks to Transparency

4 Types of Planning for Sustainable Business Success

No Money, No Mission: Should Nonprofits Operate Like a Business?

Don't Tell People the Truth—They'll Screw You

Transparency Reaching New Heights in Government

Kick-Starting your Game: Your Questions Answered

Over Your GGOB Honeymoon Phase? So Was My Company

MiniGames Help Generate $475,000 Increase in Sales at Willoway

Forecasting 101: 3 Tips for Success

The Roots of Open-Book Management with Jack Stack and Jim Canfield

Meet the Original Doubter of Open-Book Management

Uber and Lyft Need To Realize That Stock Is Not A Magic Pill

Why Recognizing Small Achievements Matters and How To Do So

Healthy Budgeting Means Cutting Fat—Not Muscle

From Apprehensive Doubter to Passionate Player

6 Tips for Easing Managers into The Game

The Victory Mission Turning Business Around in a Non-Profit

Jack Stack on Retention and SRC's Critical Number: People

One MiniGame, 4 Players, $100K Return

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & How It Can Positively Affect Your Game- Part 1

5 Ways to Eat Your Competition for Breakfast

What Does Cash Flow Mean to Employees?

How to Create a Safe Environment for Employee Involvement

The Key to Employee Motivation: Recognition & Praise

The Management Style Every Millennial Should Know

How the Rules of Improv Can Improve Your Culture and Business

Lessons from the Field: Qualbe's 8 Points to Consider When Playing MiniGames

Perception v. Reality: Roadblocks to Transparency and Where to Begin

6 Easy Ways to Reward & Recognize your Employees

Where Do I Start? Begin by Measuring the Right Results

The Great Game Growing in Springfield Social Sectors

A Quick Guide to Huddle Success [Video and Checklist]

The Essentials of Leadership in a Great Game™ Company

25 Handy Tips to Keep Your Great Game on Track

6 Key Components of Financial Forecasting

Vulnerability and the Great Game of Business

From $62K in Debt to a Business Worth $1.2M

8 Easy Steps to Creating a New Habit

Remembering Herb Kelleher

Best Practices for Engaging, Motivating and Inspiring your Employees

The One Thing You Should Be Giving Every Employee: Financial Literacy Training

About The Great Game of Business

Our approach to running a company was developed to help close one of the biggest gaps in business: the gap between managers and employees. We call our open-book approach The Great Game of Business. What lies at the heart of The Game is a very simple proposition: The best, most efficient, most profitable way to operate a business is to give everybody in the company a voice in saying how the company is run and a stake in the outcome. Let us teach you how to develop a culture of ownership, where employees think, act and feel like owners.