What is The Great Game of Business?

The Great Game of Business is a coaching organization and growth system that elevates businesses AND people to their fullest potential. A Great Game of Business coach can help you simplify your business so that everyone in your organization is aligned, understands the business, and can positively influence the company on a daily basis.

Our Why (1)


Business isnt An Elite Sport

...In fact, anyone can understand it. We exist to close the gap between the haves and the have nots by demystifying business for all.

We believe EVERYONE in the company should have a say in how the business is run and should be held accountable for the company's performance.

Real Results From Real Clients.

About Great Game™ Coach Ryan Markewich

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Ryan Markewich


Advisor/ Coach / Owner: Rmark
Founder / Shareholder:
Creative Roots Landscaping

Specialties include business audits, financial scoreboards, developing leadership team, and providing guided implementation of strategic planning & execution and succession planning.
Through my experiences, I have been fascinated by business and all it offers to improve people’s lives. From working on the shovel, business visioning, and everything in between, to now sharing my experiences through personalized coaching services, my goal is to help other owners work on their business, increase profits, and have more time for themselves while finding enjoyment along the way. To bring the best coaching experience to my clients, I have achieved my GGOB (Great Game of Business) coaching certification to expand on my 14 years of experience using their system to operate my own business.

● Founder/Shareholder - Creative Roots Landscaping
● 28 years experience in Landscape Design, Construction, and Maintenance
● Experienced GGOB practitioner since 2007
● Great Game of Business Certified Coach
● Frequent guest writer and podcaster with LMN (Landscape Management
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 Download an audiobook of The Great Game of Business, by Jack Stack — the book that started a business revolution by introducing the world to open-book management. We're also including case studies from multiple businesses practicing The Great Game of Business.

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Who should attend? 

  • Business owners and leaders new to The Great Game of Business® who are considering implementation.
  • Entrepreneurs who are "stuck" and want to take their business...and their people...to the next level.

What you get:

  • exercises you can employ in your business today

  • strategies that motivate across the generational gap

  • insights on how to gain trust and alignment through financial transparency

  • all the basics of our operating system in order to decide if it's right for your company

  • the opportunity to ask a Great Game Certified Coach any remaining question you have about the Great Game of Business

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Blog Posts By Ryan

Strategic Planning is H.I.P – 10 Steps You MUST do for Success in 2022


Connecting Your People With Profits Blog


The Art of Doing Good A Smart Way to Improve Your Company Culture


Podcasts With Ryan

Ryan Markewich Podcast


Looking for more content? Listen to these episodes from Ryan's podcast. Ryan Markewich from Creative Roots Landscaping talks all things open-book management and shares his experiences in how it’s transformed his company into a company of owners where all employees profit share, ultimately improving employee productivity and retention.


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