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Meet us in Vegas for the 2014 ESOP Conference

Don't miss the largest ESOP conference in the world! The Great Game of Business will be there to share how we use open-book management to drive amazing results in our company ESOP.

2013 Las Vegas ESOP Conference & Trade Show: November 13 & 14, 2014 | Cesars Palace cesarspalace

Where we’ll be


Join Great Game President, Rich Armstrong, for the Interdisciplinary Panel on Current ESOP Events

Visit with a panel of experienced practitioners from The ESOP Association’s Advisory Committees as they answer audience questions on topics of ESOP administration, finance, legal issues, fiduciary concerns, valuation and ownership culture. This session will be an open dialog on current issues facing ESOP companies.

Thursday, November 13 | 8:40AM – 9:55AM


Join Great Game Vice President, Steve Baker & Hillary Hughes from Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc. for Beyond Open-Book Management

In this session, participants will learn that in order to get rapid financial results AND lasting cultural change, we must go beyond just ‘opening the books’. We will examine a unique and well-proven methodology and approach to running a company, based on a simple, yet powerful belief, “When employees think, act and feel like owners… everybody wins.” Participants will learn the importance of getting everyone focused on the company’s success; and of tying employee goals and accountabilities directly to that success. We’ll explore how to teach employees the ‘Critical Numbers’ of the company and how they can make a difference – both individually and as part of a team.

Friday, November 14 | 9:00AM – 10:15AM


Want to catch-up with us outside of our sessions? Send Rich or Steve an email and schedule a time to meet!

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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.