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Family-Owned Manufacturer Improves Gross Margin with The Great Game of Business

The Kiolbassa Provision Company is a 65-year-old family-owned manufacturer of handcrafted sausage based in San Antonio, Texas. Originally started as more of a pork and beef processor, the company shifted into making sausage fulltime under the guidance of president Michael Kiolbassa, whose grandfather started the company. The company’s sausages will soon be sold in all 50 states and in Mexico. 
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3M Distributor Increases Sales when Former Teacher Takes Over & Opens the Books

Argent Tape & Label (ATL) is a manufacturer in Plymouth, Michigan, which produces pressure-sensitive labels used by industrial customers in the automotive, pharmaceutical and consumer industries.  Business Challenges Lynn Perenic was a teacher, where she taught elementary education and then special education at the high school level for a total of 20 years, before she ever contemplated becoming an entrepreneur. But after her husband talked about closing ATL, which he had purchased back in 1995, because of its poor performance, Perenic stepped in to try and save the business. But with just three associates and virtually no customers, she had a difficult task ahead of her.
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Australian Accounting Firm Increases Productivity & Engagement Using Open-Book Management

O’Connells OBM is a progressive chartered accounting firm based in Brisbane, Australia, that specializes in providing its clients with proactive tax and business advisory services. The OBM in the firm’s name is short for open-book management, which the company first embraced some 15 years ago. 
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Aircraft Repair Company Uses Financial Forecasting to Avoid Pay Cuts

Founded in January 2000 in Fort Worth, Texas, Texas Air Composites (TAC) repairs and overhauls aircraft for airlines and other private owners all over the world. 
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Meet the 2014 Rookie of the Year Finalists

Jul 16, 2014 by Kristi Stringer 0 Comments
Earlier this week, we introduced you to the 2014 All-Star Awards finalists who will be recognized at The Annual Gathering of Games Conference, taking place September 3-5, 2014 in St. Louis.
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Meet the 2014 All-Star Award Finalists

Jul 14, 2014 by Kristi Stringer 0 Comments
Companies who excel in playing The Game know it's not just about generating profits, cash and wealth but also about distributing it for the good of everyone involved. The Game starts with a sincere belief in people along with fostering trust and mutual respect. The companies who are recognized as Great Game All-Stars embody these concepts to the fullest. All-Star companies show tenacious dedication to open-book management and business transparency and continually spread the word to help others succeed as well. Read more about the All-Star Awards.
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What are the 'All-Star Awards'...and How Does Our Company Get One?

Mar 24, 2014 by Kristi Stringer 0 Comments
Each year, The Great Game of Business hosts The Annual Gathering of Games Conference to share and celebrate the principles and practices of The Great Game of Business and open-book management. During the conference, we recognize several companies who stand-out as the best of the best in open-book management with the All-Star Award.
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Meet Great Game Hall of Fame Company: Meadows Regional Medical Center

Each year at the Annual Gathering of Games, we recognize several companies who represent the “best of the best” in open-book management practice by honoring these companies with an All-Star Award. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates the remarkable achievements of companies from around the globe that have fully embraced the principles of open-book management and The Great Game  of Business, and have demonstrated outstanding results. For the past few weeks, we’ve been introducing the most recent winners of the All-Star Award. This week, we’d like to introduce you the company who joined the ranks of the most exceptional Great Game companies: The All-Star Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame companies must have a 10-year history of playing The Game; the 2013 Hall of Fame inductee will no doubt inspire you as you continue to explore open-book management.
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Meet Great Game All-Star: Agape Construction

Each year, at The Annual Gathering of Games, we recognize several companies who represent the “best of the best” in open-book management practice by honoring these companies with an All-Star Award. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates the remarkable achievements of companies from around the globe that have fully embraced the principles of open-book management and The Great Game of Business, and have demonstrated outstanding results. Throughout the next few weeks, we’d like to introduce you to each of these companies in hopes that their experience will inspire you as you continue to explore open-book management.
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GGOB Practitioner Hits #15 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List

Jan 23, 2014 by The Great Game Team 1 Comment
All-Star winner Hilcorp Energy makes the list for the second year in a row. Last week, Fortune Magazine released their annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For; topping the list were Google, SAS and The Boston Consulting Group (see the full list here).
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Meet Great Game All-Star: Clarke EyeCare Center

Each year, at The Annual Gathering of Games, we recognize several companies who represent the “best of the best” in open-book management practice by honoring these companies with an All-Star Award. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates the remarkable achievements of companies from around the globe that have fully embraced the principles of open-book management and The Great Game of Business, and have demonstrated outstanding results. Throughout the next few weeks, we’d like to introduce you to each of these companies in hopes that their experience will inspire you as you continue to explore open-book management.
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Meet Great Game All-Star: Woodward Printing

Each year, at The Annual Gathering of Games, we recognize several companies who represent the “best of the best” in open-book management practice by honoring these companies with an All-Star Award. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates the remarkable achievements of companies from around the globe that have fully embraced the principles of open-book management and The Great Game of Business, and have demonstrated outstanding results. Throughout the next few weeks, we’d like to introduce you to each of these companies in hopes that their experience will inspire you as you continue to explore open-book management.
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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.