It’s been more than 25 years since The Great Game of Business first hit bookshelves, and today the book is as popular as ever. The GGOB details the open-book management style Jack Stack, CEO and co-founder of SRC Holdings Corporation, credits for transforming a failing manufacturing plant into a highly successful entrepreneurial miniconglomerate. As the GGOB marches toward its third decade in print, two new companion books are set to release late this summer.
Written by Stack with Darren Dahl, Change the Game is full of anecdotes collected over the past 27 years of how the GGOB philosophy has transformed people’s lives. The book has plenty of stories from the business world, but it also holds examples of Stack’s management system transforming nonprofit, health care and governmental organizations. One of Stack’s favorite examples of success is the Springfield Little Theatre. “They were able to move their creative talents into applying some business skills, and it had an impact on generations of people,” he says.