Small Giants Community

May 21, 2024

Growing with Purpose Podcast: Live 15th Anniversary Event with Paul & Bo

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FINAL 15th Anniversary Live Podcast, May 2024 (1)

It’s hard to believe that it has been 15 years since Bo and Paul started the Small Giants Community! Like many of us, Paul was inspired by Bo’s book and that started a series of conversations, leading to them bringing purpose-driven leaders together as a Community.

Years later, the principles Bo wrote about in his book are stronger than ever, and we’ve seen the focus on culture and values become company differentiators. All of us continue to benefit from relationships and learnings with like-hearted leaders.

In this episode - a special live recording of the Growing with Purpose podcast - Paul and Bo take a walk down memory lane, share stories and challenges, and reflect on what’s changed over the last 15 years. From what happened to the original companies Bo wrote about, to how the Community has evolved and what lies ahead, we hope you enjoy this touching celebration and fireside chat!


Show Notes:

  • 1:50 - It all began with a book
  • 10:40 - Why Small Giants fail
  • 15:10 - Paul and Bo's first interaction
  • 25:05 - Endurance of Small Giants companies
  • 33:40 - Making tough choices as Small Giants 


The book that inspired it all:
Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big by Bo Burlingham


Listen to Paul & Bo's conversation below:

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About Small Giants Community

Our Purpose is to identify, connect and develop purpose-driven leaders. The Small Giants Community is a designated L3C organization, a hybrid between a for-profit and a nonprofit entity that prioritizes mission and social purpose. Passionate, purposeful business leaders from around the world come to us to train and develop future leaders in their organizations, connect with like-hearted peers, and learn how to run a values-driven business. Whether you’re a budding leader who wants to grow or a founder/CEO looking for new business best friends, there’s a place for you here.