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We examine the cultures of great companies with an eye toward connecting you personally to their successes and how it could affect your workplace. In this piece from Sue Funkhouser, author of our latest ebook, Steering Company Culture During Growth,” you get to experience the practical and personal inspirations from the companies that were featured. Get to know them a little more intimately and then download the big picture examination of their cultures. (-SGC)

1. Soul Searching with a Compass

What I found remarkable about Nikki Burua, Co-founder of BeyondCurious, is that she identified the purpose of her company before she decided what business she would be in.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Company Culture

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Company Culture

Being rooted in your community isn’t simply about giving back, it’s being part of the fabric of that community. Something that Bo Burlingham refers to as: “a sort of spiritual terroir” - a French word that has to do with how the soil and climate in a region contribute to the flavor of the food and wine.

Last year when I joined forces with fellow Small Giant Vlad Bodi, we decided to base our core team in Iasi, Romania. A small East European university town, which on the surface seems rather quirky and scrappy.

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Topics: Values, Employee Engagement, Company Culture

Shinobu Ishizuka of LA-based Dyna-Search helps Japanese companies learn management and leadership strategies from U.S. companies.

At the recent Small Giants Summit, Ishizuka shared two stories that can inform U.S. companies of the way values are changing in Japanese culture and society, and helping companies win in the marketplace:

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Topics: General, Leadership, Values, Small Giants Summit, Employee Engagement

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